poor circulation

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

winni
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 179
   Posted 7/3/2008 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all,
So recently ive noticed that my arms and legs will randomly feel kinda numb, does anyone know if this is a side effect of 6-mp?
thanks!
Winni, 25

Diagnosed UC july 2006.
medications: colazal 9 daily, cortifoam 1x every other day.
30 mg pred,and tapering. 50 mg 6 mp- as of 5/11/2008
supplements:calcium, aloe gel, pro-biotics, bee propolis, omega 3 oil
osteopenia from all this prednisone.
http://www.myspace.com/harshrealmbro


piper_chris
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 73
   Posted 7/5/2008 12:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I have numbness in hands and feet, especially at night. I think its related to the prednisone. I don't think its related to the 6mp because for me the extremity numbness started while I was tapering down on the prednisone, but before I started taking 6mp.
- diagnosed ulcerative colitis Feb 2005
- currently 25mg prednisone (tapering down from 80mg), 75 mg 6-MP/mercaptopurine/purinethol (just started), asacol/mesalamine 4800mg (4 pills x 3 times day), 1 Canasa 1000mg nightly, VSL#3, multivitamin, calcium, fish oil, sometimes digestive enzymes


piper_chris
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 73
   Posted 7/5/2008 12:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Winni,
I'm curious, do you have below normal body temperature? I do, and I think my low body temp started around the same time as the numbness.
peace,
piper_chris
- diagnosed ulcerative colitis Feb 2005
- currently 20mg prednisone (tapering down from 80mg), 75 mg 6-MP/mercaptopurine/purinethol (only been taking it for a month so far), asacol/mesalamine 4800mg (4 pills x 3 times day), 1 Canasa 1000mg nightly, VSL#3, multivitamin, calcium, fish oil, sometimes iron pills


Severin
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 320
   Posted 7/5/2008 12:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I got the numb thing quite a bit when I was tapering off of prednisone.
"We are dreamers, shapers, singers and makers..." - Elric, Technomage
  • 28yo male. Brisbane, Australia. Diagnosed at 16yo. Currently enjoying severe pan-colitis.
    - Participating in the Golimumab trial as of 1st May, 2008;
    - 2x Colazide, twice a day; 25mg of 6-MP a day; 1xAllopurnol;
    - 1x teaspoon of Metamucil 3 times a day;
    - 3x Garlic oil capsules & 7mL Olive Leaf Extract twice a day.


ediekristen
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 1366
   Posted 7/5/2008 7:22 AM (GMT -6)   
My legs fall asleep constantly when I'm sitting down, especially if I'm on the toilet but a lot of times when I'm not.
Female, 22, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in hip & lumbar region of the spine from long term prednisone use.

Current Meds:
10mg Lexapro (for depression/social anxiety)
Digestive Advantage: Crohn's and Colitis formula (2 pills per day, started 5/14/08)
125mg Azathioprine
4800mg Asacol (Four 400mg tablets, three times a day)
 
 
 


dakotagirl
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 3402
   Posted 7/5/2008 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I get a lot of weird feelings in my legs while on pred... Another not fun side effect :(
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia (hip and spine) diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  close to remission?!?!?
15mg Pred, Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
1st Remicade infusion on 06/17/08:  Next infusion on 07/01/08
 
Co-Moderator for the UC forum:  Keep HealingWell running smoothly:  www.healingwell.com/donate


winni
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 179
   Posted 7/5/2008 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
piper chris,
I do have below normal body temp, im usually at about 97.1. and i have really low blood pressure too. I guess now that you mention it that combined with the pred im on and tapering probably explains the numbness.
thanks!
Winni, 25

Diagnosed UC july 2006.
medications: colazal 9 daily, cortifoam 1x every other day.
25 mg pred,and tapering. 75 mg 6 mp
supplements:calcium, aloe gel, pro-biotics, bee propolis, omega 3 oil
osteopenia from all this prednisone.
http://www.myspace.com/harshrealmbro


bellski
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 499
   Posted 7/5/2008 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I get numbeness or hands fall asleep, usually at night laying on arm......never been on prednisone.
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis,
Currently: mild symptoms / flare ?
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Canasa X 2 
Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, Centrum, Citrucel caplets, Probiotics
High fiber diet
"I thank God that  I found this website!"
 

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:00 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,964,946 posts in 325,195 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 162916 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, ChronicPatient.
370 Guest(s), 15 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Vaajurooby, partlycloudy, tickbite666, JNF, physedgirl09, cashlessclay, Joe183288, AnxietyKelller, Pratoman, w0hll, Tristan1974, exqualls, nealzy, 1039smooth, iPoop