Craziest Presnisone prescription EVER!

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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 1/14/2009 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Had 3 pharmacists debating over this.... After my colonoscopy which revealed that I had pancolitis, she only prescribed pred (not real sure why, im not in a flare) but check these 3 different scripts

10 mg 200 pills with 2 refills
5mg 250 pills with 3 refills
1mg 250 pills with 3 refills

with no directions for usage and taper..

I think she is trying to poison me and kill me. I am supposed to be starting at 30 is all I know hahaha
I find this all too funny for some reason. They only filled the 10mg and said my doctor was crazy basically.
22 years old
Diagnosed with left-sided UC June 2005
First colonoscopy December 30, 2008- dx'd with Pancolitis

Have taken:
Cortifoam, Sulfasalazine, Cipro, Flagyl, Codine, Hydrocodone, Roxicodone, Canasa, Aloe Vera Juice

Asacol, Dicyclomine,Zoloft, Presnisone, Calcium, Vitamin D, Zantac, Flintstones Vitamins with Iron

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 460
   Posted 1/14/2009 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I would call your GI asap and find out the correct dose and taper instructions. Shame on your pharmacy for not calling them to get the proper instructions!! Also, if you're not flaring why start Pred? You really need to talk to your doctor and ask questions. Don't be afraid to question them so you understand their line of thinking.
Female, Age 38
Diagnosed w/c.diff 7/02 when pregnant w/1st and only child during 2nd trimester(wasn't on antibiotics)
C.diff flare within weeks of delivering baby 1/03, Diagnosed with UC 2/03
Current Meds:
75mg 6-MP
Ferrex Forte
Acidophillus, Sacchromyces Boulardii, Oil of Oregano

Old Hat
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 5189
   Posted 1/15/2009 1:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Did you tell the doctor about your insurance situation? That could be why she wrote more than one Rx for Prednisone, which is relatively cheap compared to other UC meds. Also, patients need to taper off Prednisone-- so it is convenient to have the lower-dose pills on hand for tapering off. You definitely need clear instruction on dosage + exit strategy so do phone your doctor's office ASAP. From what you posted previously, you needed a change in medication + a low-cost treatment option. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])
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