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winni
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 179
   Posted 7/3/2008 10:51 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.
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piper_chris
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 73
   Posted 7/5/2008 1:14 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
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 73
   Posted 7/5/2008 1:40 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
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 320
   Posted 7/5/2008 1:47 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
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Total Posts : 1366
   Posted 7/5/2008 8:22 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
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   Posted 7/5/2008 7:38 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
 
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winni
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 179
   Posted 7/5/2008 9:07 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
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 499
   Posted 7/5/2008 9:09 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
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