bye bye prednisone

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

blueclassring
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 385
   Posted 3/4/2008 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   
i took my last dose of prednisone last week(on monday).  no side effects, no flares, no urgency.  just me and my diet and of course lots of support from family and friends!
 
flare-free that's the way to be.  (should be a bumper sticker)
Pharmacy Student, Class of 2009.  Diagnosed 8/99.  Suffered for almost 10 years.  I am currently on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and am nearing remission.  I feel fantastic!    I have lost so many years to this disease.  I decided to become a pharmacist to understand these drugs, and to help fellow sufferers of IBD.  My goal is to open up a pharmacy and take care of my patients(particularly explaining what the drugs do to you), compound special medications, and have a great practice. HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE SCD DIET? IT HAS PUT ME IN REMISSION AND I PLAN ON GETTING OFF THE ASACOL SOON TOO!  (In remission since 2/15/08)
Meds 3200 mg Asacol, 2.5 mg Prednisone.  Doc wanted to put me on 6-mp or Remicade, but I refused to take the medications!  For me, diet works...


dakotagirl
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 3402
   Posted 3/4/2008 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
A UC bumper sticker - cool idea! A magnet! A t-shirt.
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
 
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Aciphex, Effexor XR, Forvia and a Probiotic
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use.  Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
 
Co-Mod for the UC forum
Keep HealingWell running smoothly:  www.healingwell.com/donate


Another UC wife
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 2111
   Posted 3/4/2008 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
good luck blueclass may it continue for a long long time

When I read the many posts from the seasoned veterans on here I hesitate to even think about the total elimination of medications for my husband....he is no where near the point of even thinking along those lines as he is not in a remission. He certainly has more good days than bad days and is fairly functional but has a long way to go even though he has come a long way too.

Good luck in your pharmaceutical endeavors also.

61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07  Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days.  150mg Imuran  Zero mg prednisone   12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, fiber capsule 1x day, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 40 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs  Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month


Beth75
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2148
   Posted 3/4/2008 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   
YAY! I wish you the best. Can't wait to kick pred to the curb!
Beth, 32
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ almost in remission
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, Prilosec, 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, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Sunday, August 19, 2018 4:13 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,994,288 posts in 328,118 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161267 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Kweenkie.
109 Guest(s), 2 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Zimica, F8