absolutely regarding the prednisone to take calcium supplements as the prednisone is not good for the bones..my husband has oste
opena due to the prednisone - so do all you can to keep that from happening.
As suggested - there is a ton of information here - if you can take time to browse the different topics you will find a lot of info....it can be confusing and overwhelming too - have a notebook to write down different things that pop out at you to question with the Dr.
It is such a trial and error situation and what works for one does not always work for someone else. You can see in the signature lines of the different posters how long they've had it, what type and the various meds they are on.
61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07 Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days. 150mg Imuran
Zero mg prednisone 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, fiber capsule 1x day, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 20 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema every other PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month