Prednisone & Kidney update

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Beth75
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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 2/7/2008 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
my progress is slow but it is progress, doc says it is just taking a while for me
 
my proteins are staying around 3 (still down from 9 in Nov)
 
he is lowering my prednisone from 60/40 alt days to 40 a day, I need to watch my sugar or the prednisone could cause me to become diabetic, one of the fabulous side effects behind door # 3 (my sugar was a little high my last test and completely fine before) this news thrills me.
 
he added tekturna 150mg a day to my list of meds, he says this medication should help my kidney's heal a different way than the other med Diovan but is still keeping me on the Diovan.  I may open my own drugstore.
 
Ah well, i'll get there or maybe my new double chin will get there before me........ha, ha, ha.  Anyhoo, I do think I have gotten better these past few weeks so we shall see how it goes next month.

Beth, 32
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ no blood since Dec 07 ~ almost normal bm
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd Sept 2007
Prednisone 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday.  Potassium 600mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.


Red_34
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   Posted 2/7/2008 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad that things are improving Beth. :)
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quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 2/7/2008 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
It all sounds positive Beth....good to hear there's progress, albeit slow.

Amazing how many drugs/meds it takes for us to get better.

quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every second night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


barbl
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 320
   Posted 2/7/2008 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Wishing you all the best!
Dx'D in 1990. Remission 1991 - 1/2005
Both flares were in extremely stressful times in my life
Colonoscopy 10/2005 80% of Colon diseased, or as I like to say "Intestinely challenged"
*****9/2007 dumped my GI who I refer to as "Satan" New GI, new med TOTAL remission with in 2 weeks.
Colazal 9 capsules a day*****

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