Wouldn't you know it??? After years of having Uc, I have managed to avoid prednisone. In comes arthritis and guess what? Yep, put on prednisone. I went to see my primary today and she didn't quite know what to do to help me. I really wanted a steroid injection in my one finger that hurts but she felt that an oral steroid would help my other finger joints that are hurting. Sort of killing 10 little piggies with one stone sort of deal. I am to take 10mgs for 7 days, 5mgs for 7 days and then 2.5mgs for 7 days. And after that, I am going to attempt short burst dosages of an anti-inflammatory such as Celebrex if my insurance will cover it. My insurance normally doesn't cover it so my doc is going to call in an authorization - but I doubt that will work. However, IF my insurance says ok, then I am not going to be doing typical dosing because of the bleeding risk. More like one a day for a couple days then off it for a few days and then on. I know I've read on here that it's best to take Pred in the morning so I won't get insomnia right?
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~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Bentyl, Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Year-round allergies-Singulair, Zyrtec~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections~bulging and herniated discs C5/C6 & C6/C7~3 epidural injections-worked great!, OA in my fingers
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