Grrr another month on pred!

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 1/11/2008 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
it's helping my kidneys but I hate, hate, hate it!  I feel all puffy and swollen, I put on 10lbs (I thought I put on more, but it was poor eyesight - from the pred- reading my scale) and I am so tired of my edema (part kidney's and part pred).  My moonface is in full swing, I can feel my cheeks growing.
I really need to vent, I thought I was going to be tapering pred by this point but I am not, so I am just mad about that, I am glad to be getting better, but I seriously don't think it's the pred, you know how you just get a feeling!  I think it may be the azathioprine and diovan that is helping me.......too many meds!  I feel like I am faking being ok most of the time being on this stupid drug, I am not happy, I am miserable and I am annoying myself.  I go to my bedroom each night to read so I don't flip out on my husband for no reason and to get away from the kitchen so I wont eat us out of house and home.  I flipping hate this.
GRRRRRRRRRRRRR - thanks for listening!
Beth, 32
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ working on remission almost there
UC Diagnosed March 2000 (30 cenitmeters)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60/40mg alt days 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Potassium 600mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 277
   Posted 1/11/2008 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Chill woman! haha It sucks but its going to be ok!!! Sometimes you just feel better by getting it all available tonight if you wanna chat...
UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, zoloft, levoxyl, prednisone 40m, Azathioprine (started 1/9/08)

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