The past few years I have been getting poison ivy, not too bad (not crazy swelling or anything) but I get splotches of it and it looks gross and takes weeks to go away. I actually get it from my outdoor cat, he gets it on his fur and when I pet him and pick him up I get it on my skin (I have done a ton of research, I could not figure out how I was getting it, this is how).
Anyhow, seeing as how I will be on at least 5mg of pred for the next year and poison ivy season is coming up.........I wonder if I wont get poision ivy this yr. b/c I am on pred????
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 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 30mg 1xday (taper 5mg a week from 60 = ), Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 300mg 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.