Getting off prednisalone

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   Posted 1/4/2009 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   

I have been on varying dosages of prednisalone for the last 4 and a half months. But I am kene to get off them!

this week I steped down from 10mg to 5mg and I was wondering if anyone else had found this step affect them.

I have been feeling really really tired all the time, and never seem to be hungry... which is very starge for me.

I presume this is normal, as the opposite happened when I started on pred, but just wanted to check.


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   Posted 1/4/2009 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds are your UC symptoms? Maybe try a 2 1/2mg step down such as 7.5 - cut a pill in half for a week then go to 5.....
34 yr old male. UC for 14 years. Started left-sided, most recent scope shows pancolitis. 40mg pred (as of 12/16/08), 12 pills Asacol per day, 1mg Atavan per day (anxiety) when needed, Fish oil pills, Culturelle probiotics, Multivitamin. Recent Endonasal brain surgery to remove non-cancerous hormone producing tumor on pituitary gland (and I am still more afraid of my UC!!) "I poop in the woods because I can"

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   Posted 1/4/2009 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Thats the thing... normally when I step down steroids, I notice more blood etc. but not so uch this time, I suspect that may be due to the 6MP I have ben taking for a few months starting to kick in... or at least that is what I am hoping!

thanks, I figured that this could be expected, but the fact that my BM's have less blood than expected just make me curious.
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