Prednisone...TANNIN???

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Taben
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   Posted 4/7/2008 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I am taking 40 mg. of Prednisone and just wondered if it would be okay to use the tanning bed for a base tan.  Too cool to lay out yet.  I am talking about 6 short times in the bed.
 
Didn't know if there would be any side effects like brown patches or something showing up.
 
Any thoughts???  Will be calling the doctor today to ask this question.
 
Thanks all. 

[~Tammy~
 
Diagnosed with UC/Pancolitis Dec. 05-Flaring again Presently!
 
MEDS:
Imuran: 1 daily 50 mg.
Colozal: 9 per day
Prednisone: 20 mg 2x a day
 
Try to keep positive and have faith!


princesscolon
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   Posted 4/7/2008 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
It's a good idea to ask your doctor. I would also call the tanning salon. They have a list of meds you shouldn't take while tanning.
Diagnosed with Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15, Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, etc... had 1 inch deep rectal ulcer 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Clorazepate, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08, Flagyl 750 mgs started 4/2/08, Humira started 4/4/08


Taben
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   Posted 4/7/2008 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh, I didn't know they did.  HMM?  Thanks!!!

[~Tammy~
 
Diagnosed with UC/Pancolitis Dec. 05-Flaring again Presently!
 
MEDS:
Imuran: 1 daily 50 mg.
Colozal: 9 per day
Prednisone: 20 mg 2x a day
 
Try to keep positive and have faith!


Beth75
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   Posted 4/7/2008 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
um, please don't flame me for this........I am only sharing my personal experience.

I am on my third tanning session going to the Dominican next month. I am using the super duper tanning beds and did 6 min the first time and was ok and did 8 min the second time and got a little pink, did 7 min yesterday and am building up a base.

I doubt anyone will tell you it's ok to tan. I have taken many meds over my life and I have been on some that say on the presciption bottle to stay out of the sun and wear spf if going into the sun. Check all your meds and stuff.
Beth, 32 ~ Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ in remission
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
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 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 25mg 1xday (taper 5mg a week from 60 = ), Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Enalpril 10mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.  Do you have edema? If so, check your protiens!
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.


Taben
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   Posted 4/7/2008 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Just wanting to get a base tan as well and it takes about 6 times for me.  Then I would be just using the sun from time to time in the summer.  Darn, I am not going anywhere like you!  LOL

[~Tammy~
 
Diagnosed with UC/Pancolitis Dec. 05-Flaring again Presently!
 
MEDS:
Imuran: 1 daily 50 mg.
Colozal: 9 per day
Prednisone: 20 mg 2x a day
 
Try to keep positive and have faith!


kb5
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   Posted 4/7/2008 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I would also ask about imuran and tanning. Taking imuran puts us at a larger risk than normal for skin cancer and lymphoma. My Gi said not to wear anything less than 30 any time i am out in the sun. You may want to check with your pharmacist as well. Another good info source!
Kelly, 30

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, 5mg pred, 150mg Imuran
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran twice daily for nausea, darvocet for pain
antispasmodics didn't work.


Taben
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 147
   Posted 4/7/2008 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the information!!!  : )

[~Tammy~
 
Diagnosed with UC/Pancolitis Dec. 05-Flaring again Presently!
 
MEDS:
Imuran: 1 daily 50 mg.
Colozal: 9 per day
Prednisone: 20 mg 2x a day
 
Try to keep positive and have faith!

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