Actually, pred. always makes me feel that way. Along with hungrier (I get the shakes on it if I don't eat right away), it makes you thirstier and so you pee more = a diuretic. And my vision always blurrs on it! My Dr. recommends getting my eyes tested regularly b/c pred. can cause vision changes. Those can be Normal side effects.
But it can make you transiently diabetic too.
the diet not affecting u/c BALONEY! I had a couple of GI's tell me that too. I don't get it. I get really mad when I hear that a dr. has told their patient that. Everyone's u/c is different so how would they know if you don't try diet changes.
When I first saw my current GI, he put me on a bland diet.(nothing fried, no fresh fruits/veggies, no caffeine or carbonation, NO DAIRY) I felt better in a few days. Then I slowly started introducing foods one at a time to see what bothered me. Food definitely affects the dz. People are different about
how they respond to different foods though. I never thought dairy bothered me until I stopped eating it, got to feeling better, then tried it again. It was a major trigger for me. I would suggest a restriction diet to everyone. Some people are bothered by stuff you'd never realize, until you haven't had it in a while.
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)
"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."
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