9 days of IV steroids!!

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**NiCoLe**
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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 2/9/2008 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I was discharged from the hospital today.  I was on IV steroids (300mg a day) for 9 days due a bad flare that I couldn't get under control.  My body feels like it has been through a war.  My joints are so swollen, it makes it hard to walk.  My face is so fat too.  I was wondering if anyone has had a similar experience.  How long did it take you to feel normal again?  I'm going to continue taking the oral steriod for about another month.  They have me doing 40mg for the next 7 days and then taper down 5mg every 5 days until I'm off.  Any similar stories would be apprecaited.  I'm feeling pretty down right now . . . .
Diagnosed w/ UC in Jan 2007
Asacol - 1600mg 4x's a day
Prednisone - 40mg for the last 7 days (and counting)


TheLori
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 277
   Posted 2/9/2008 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
SAME HERE!  7 days last week on IV steroids, my joints hurt sooooo bad, Im all swollen...Last time this happened I dont remember the joint pain...i think its going to take several weeks to deflate...

Lori
38/F
lower left UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, zoloft, levoxyl, prednisone 50m, Azathioprine 100m (started 1/9/08) levsin,flagyl, cipro


**NiCoLe**
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 39
   Posted 2/9/2008 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, if nothing else, it's comforting to know that someone else is going through the same thing I am.  I can't believe how terrible I feel.  I hate how fat my face is.  I look like I gained 20lbs. in a week!  What meds are you on now?  Are they going to wean you off the prednisone too?

Diagnosed w/ UC in Jan 2007
Asacol - 1600mg 4x's a day
Prednisone - 40mg for the last 7 days (and counting)


TheLori
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 277
   Posted 2/9/2008 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
i feel like ive been run over by a truck, terrible cold and cough etc...I was sent home on 50 m pred and tapering down...Im on 40 now..i hope to God the imuran works and keeps me under control
Lori
38/F
lower left UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, zoloft, levoxyl, prednisone 50m, Azathioprine 100m (started 1/9/08) levsin,flagyl, cipro

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