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Christine1946
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   Posted 10/7/2008 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
     I am taking 2 capsules of Caltrate a day, I have osteoporosis and on prednisone.  When I saw my GI Doctor yesterday he said my calcium level was high.....hmmmm.  I know calcium levels in the bones and blood are different, but now I am afraid of developing kidney stones, don't need that at the moment.  He said to continue with the two and he will have it checked again in a month.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Still flaring.   Afraid that I am pred dependant.  Back on Pred 40 mgm for five days, then taper.  Other meds...Colazal, 6MP, Nexium, Cort enemas, Canasa suppository, Benicar, Toprol xl, water pill.
Calcium, Probiotic, Flaxseed oil capsule, multivitamin with Iron
Also have osteoporosis and high blood pressure
Remicade NOT an option. Not a candidate for surgery yet..says surgeon.

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