so the pred is helping me, YAY!
I have been at 40mg for almost a week now and will follow up w/GI next week to let him know my status.
When would you guys start to taper down the pred, at how many bm's per day? I don't want to do it too early, but will also see what GI says, just curious. I wouldn't want to do it when I am still bleeding but am bleeding much, much less, thank goodnes. Those clumps of blood, really, really, scare the crap out of me (pun not intended but fitting). Also, my bm's are still really skinny and short a couple of bigger ones and sometimes just the sediment type (right analogy?).
My last pred taper, I was just on it for so long (b/c of kidneys) by the time I tapered I was having a couple skinny bm's a day.
Beth, 32 ~ small flare - hoping caused by aspirin - hydrocortisone e's
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07
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 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs. Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!