absorption of steriod suppositories during taper

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Beth75
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   Posted 4/16/2008 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
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  sad
 
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.


dakotagirl
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   Posted 4/17/2008 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
The math seems to be right...

hahaha - the things we think about...

Question: Does the 5mg pred you take for your kidney count in the other 10mg you're taking? Does it do double duty???
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  Flaring :(
 
40mg pred, Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Cortifoam, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio, Calcium, Vitamin D
 
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Beth75
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   Posted 4/17/2008 12:09 PM (GMT -7)   
that is what I was thinking too, but since I am only going to be on it for two weeks, I think that will be ok. so instead of 15mg a day, I guess I am really getting 21.5mg a day until Sat when I taper the pred and will be at 16.5 mg a day.........
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.

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