so I am tapering pred, by 5mg a week from 40mg and am at 15mg a day, this sat will go to 10mg a day. I just got some steriod supp's from my GI for my hemmies and the package says that each supp has 25mg of steriod with a 26% absorption rate, so I am getting 6.5 mg of steriods a day for the next two weeks. Is that thinking correct?
I am nervous about flaring and hope the aza is working, but will be on 5mg a day of pred for the next year for my kidney
I am going on vacation to the Domincan next month and hope everything does not come crashing down on me while I am there.
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 20mg 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.