my body can't handle them anymore. I used to take Ibu dailey...max dose.. for joint and such pain. I can't take them anymore. My bleeding stopped when I quit taking them. Now I take cortisone shots instead... painfull as hell when they stick that needle into that joint... but effective. Yes I know those shots are a downward spiral, but my knee is already bone on bone. Due for a knee replacement eventually, just tryint to hold that off as long as possible. Am only 38. If I knew I would live this long I would have treated my body better, lol. Less rodeoing... less horse breaking and training. LOL
Would have quit bouncing in the bars along time ago. LOL. Have finally realized I am old. I don't bounce anymore, I don;t rodeo anymore, and I only ride good horses now. LOL.
38 yr old male, NE Ohio, diagnosed Aug 2008, but been with symptom since Nov 2007
30 mg pred, 9 balsalazide, rowesa nightly, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera tabs
Following gluten free diet
as well as spinach/sunflower regime
**down to 25 mg of pred 12/25/08 **down to 20mg of pred 1/7/09**down to 17.5 mg 1/22/09
MED CHANGE: 1/13/09-- 4 Lialda, 2 Pamine Forte, 1 Florajen3 probiotic, 2 Aloe Vera tabs, Rowesa every other night, 20 mg of Pred, Lomotil as needed, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol