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braillegirl
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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 5/5/2008 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   
How long after pred did it take to lose the acne/rash on the face? Also how long till the cravings for food/sweets/salt go away?
thanks
jan
 DX: 1993: sulfasalazine; 1998: Pancolitis UC. asacal 2 2X daily, cortifoam,; 2003: Protitis UC severe flare. asaca 2 2X daily, canasa, cortifoam, cortenema
2008: Proctosigmoiditis severe flare. asacal 3 2X daily, canasa/discontinued while on pred, cortifoam/discontinued, Prednisone 40 mg to be tapered each week
Back on Prednisone 30 mg for 2 weeks then taper to 20 mg then we'll see. Back on Canasa at night.


TraciZ
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   Posted 5/5/2008 8:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I didn't get much acne, but the other side effects and backlash of the pred took over 1 month to resolve. I was on it 30 mgs for 2 weeks, tapering 5 mgs/week after that. Good luck!

dakotagirl
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   Posted 5/5/2008 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Usually it's a week or two after I'm off of the pred. I notice a slight decrease each day after I'm off though.
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  Flaring :(
 
30mg pred, Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
 
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GISGuy31
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   Posted 5/6/2008 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
It took about 4 to 6 weeks for me (20mg/day and 40mg/day). Never got the cravings, but acne all over face, back and chest. My family doctor prescribed a body wash called Clenia (done once daily) which knocked it down significantly while I was on prednisone.

Don't get the generic brand which doesn't have fragrance added otherwise you'll smell like a match stick all day because there is sulfur in it. I made that mistake only once.
Age 0 to 30 - 100% healthy, no meds, no doctor visits, no hospital stays
Oct. 2006 - Symptoms of UC began
3/5/2007 - Diagnosed with UC - Pancolitis (entire colon involved)
20mg-40mg/day Prednisone, 4.8 g/day Asacol - didn't work at all
10/12/2007 - Steroid Induced Osteoporosis from Prednisone and Anemic
add Actonel (75mgx2 pills/month) and daily iron pills
2/12/2008 - open Subtotal Colectomy with Temporary Ileostomy Surgery
Off all meds including iron pills except Actonel and feel normal again
Sept. 2008 - J-Pouch Surgery and possible Ileo Reversal Surgery Scheduled
"When life gives you lemons...make lemonade"


Got2Believe
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 436
   Posted 5/7/2008 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   
With me, the acne was on my face and back and would slowly go away as I tapered off the prednisone. It will usually be gone when I get completely off it.
As for cravings, I think its all mental. I try to give up all sweets b/c of my UC and 3 years later I still find myself craving sweets.lol.
                                                                                         
28/M/TX (revised 4/16/08)
Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
currently:  3 weeks of flaring and finally improving.
RX/day:  Tapered Prednisone completely January 2008. Lost job and insurance 10/2007 and stopped taking asacol and Imuran cold turkey
(believe me I know my body and do not recommend doing this!!!)
OTC: seldom use VSL#3, vitamins & other natural treatments
Diet: SCD helps tremendously, but am not strictly on it.
 

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