Prednisone and Lialda Symptoms

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   Posted 1/22/2008 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I seem to be going to the restroom about 4 times a day.  It is all solid, but it seems like everytime I eat I need to go like an hour later. 
I also have to go pee a lot too. 
My teeth really hurt alot. 
I am getting a double chin.  Even though I haven't gained any weight. 
My knees sometimes feel a little tight. 
I feel lazy at times. 
Sometimes I feel like my monitor is moving from left to right very very fast and can't stop it for a while. 
I feel like I am always hungry. 
Just wondering if anyone else has these symptoms. 
32 Year Old Male
Diagnosed Oct 2007
Ulcerative Colitis
4 Tablets of Lialda
4 Tablets of Prednisone

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   Posted 1/23/2008 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I have had all these.  It's all thanks to the pred
Back on Pred - 5mg - Steroid Dependent :-(
Azathioprine 150mg
Actonel 35mg
Predfoam Enema
EPA Fish Oils
Various Homeopathic meds
Asacol x 9
Remicade every 8 weeks  (Stopped working)
Aloe Vera Lily of the Desert Juice  Gave me the worst D !
Primadophilus Reuteri Probiotic

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   Posted 1/27/2008 12:24 AM (GMT -6)   
me too

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   Posted 1/27/2008 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
yup i've had those too. I am on both.
Kara, 20
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis March, 07
-Left sided all the way up
-Was on didn't do anything for me. Had horrible flare up...been on lialda and pred since. Seems to be working!
Medications: Colazal 3 pills 3x a day
                  Prednisone - 10mg in the morning w/ food.
                  Lialda - 2 pills in the morning w/ food.

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   Posted 1/28/2008 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   

sounds like we are all in the same regiment.

Thankfully, I have not had any of the above symptoms.  I have been on 40 pred and 4 lialda for 8 weeks and finally out of a 9 month flare.  I have had no known side-effects from the lialda, and very little from the pred (although I have heard of rough ones for some people).  I guess I am lucky that it has worked for me with no downside.

I hope things get better for you guys....Give them time.  It just goes to show that everyone responds differently to each drug.


4 lialda, 40 pred, rowasa

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   Posted 1/29/2008 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Same here, all the same symptoms you are having a few more (agitation, B****iness). My mornings are okay now, but after I eat I need a few bathroom trips. I tend to limit my food intake during the day until I get home. I have the double chin, gained a bit of weight as well. I am starting to taper my Prednisone tomorrow (yeah!!) but that brings with it a whole new set of concerns as I tend to feel the side-effects more when I am tapering. Prednisone sux.
Diagnosed UC April 27, 2006
Remicade infusions: 7/21/07; 8/18/07; 10/13/07; 12/15/97; 1/26/08
Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Protonix; Prednisone 4/27/06-present, was almost off, back to 40 mg; 12/1/07 - 12/29/07 weekly Venofer (iron sucrose) injections; 9 mg Entocourt EC; Xanax as needed; Lexipro 10 mg, Rowesa; Asacol; Colazal three 750 mg capsules 3X day; Bad reactions: Imuran (2/07)

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   Posted 1/29/2008 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I had those everytime I was on pred.
Tabitha (Tab)

100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-9 a day, Acidopholis Pearls, Nexium
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