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Chelo75
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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 1/13/2008 2:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Can prednisone make you bigger since it is a steriod.  Is it a minimal dose compared to what these body builders take.  Is it different since we take our orally and they inject theirs.  Just wondering, I have been working out and I am not losing any weight. 
32 Year Old Male
Diagnosed Oct 2007
Ulcerative Colitis
4 Tablets of Lialda
4 Tablets of Prednisone
 
 


jujub
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Date Joined Mar 2003
Total Posts : 10407
   Posted 1/13/2008 2:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Chelo, it's a different variety of steroid, so it won't give you big muscles. It can give you a big, round face and a tummy, though. about the only thing good about Pred is that it usually stops the bleeding.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 


Chelo75
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 10
   Posted 1/13/2008 2:43 AM (GMT -6)   
That is great to know. As long as I don't bleed I will be happy.
32 Year Old Male
Diagnosed Oct 2007
Ulcerative Colitis
4 Tablets of Lialda
4 Tablets of Prednisone
 
 


jujub
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Date Joined Mar 2003
Total Posts : 10407
   Posted 1/13/2008 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Chelo, please remember Pred is not appropriate for long-term treatment. In addition to the weight gain, if you use it too long it can give you emotional effects, trouble sleeping, osteoporosis and fractures, diabetes or cataracts. As you read the messages here, you'll see that we have a pretty universal goal to get off the Pred as soon as possible.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 


blessteve
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 121
   Posted 1/13/2008 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Judilyn is right. I have been on and off Pred for 17 years. Unfortunatly it has been working like
a charm for me and every thing else fails. Take lots of calcium and boron even when not on Pred.
Also excersise when possible. This will help strengthen the bones. I always grow a beard to try
and cover moon face but I think I am the only it fools. Kinda like the guy with the bad comb over.
 
Do not be affraid of the Pred  just be aware of what you need to do.


Diagnosed panColitis 1990.
Current Meds Asacol x4 twice a day.
Pred for flares. I still have my colon THANK YOU GOD!!!
veggie juice-wheat grass juice--fish oil
Started 1/01/08
raw milk-kefir made with raw milk--natto--caprylic acid-oregano oil
probiotic
1/10/08 Started healthy diet again.
 

Post Edited (blessteve) : 1/13/2008 11:50:40 AM (GMT-7)

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