The only suggesstion I have would be to research all the meds you have taken over the past few years, look up all the side effects and from there look up all the symptoms of each of those side effects.
If I had done that 8 years ago, I would have found out I had kidney disease 7 years earlier. For instance Nephrotic Syndrome is listed as a side effect for Sulfasalazine, Asacol and Lialda, but edema is not. If I had researched the side effects of Nephrotic Syndrome I would have come across 'edema' (which I have had for 7 years) and BAM, I could maybe have already dealt with all this crap and be working on starting a family.
It would take a serious amount of time to do this, but if I only had...........
Not sure if this is helpful for you or not, but I hope you are able to find the answers you are looking for. Though they are not always (in my case) what you want to know.
Beth, 32 ~ hoping to taper pred successfully, wish me luck!
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 10mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 300mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs. Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!