On pred but not for what you might think...

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bbc
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   Posted 2/8/2009 12:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Some may remember that I was having tail bone pain over the last several weeks, well after getting xrays etc I went to see an ostiopath and he prescribed a medrol dose pack of pred...he assured me it was low dose (4mg) @ 654321...well after two days of this stuff my morning urgency is gone, my back doesn't ache and my tailbone is starting to heal! I've noticed I'm also urinating less, which may turn out to explain the extra weight I've lost and/or inability to gain; anyone know why the low dose of pred would help with this too? It appears I had some very minor inflammation that in just 2 short days on the medrolpack I actually feel so much better. I have never taken pred before this and have refused it for my uc as I know what it can do in higher and longer term doses.

I've undergone very intensive testing as of late with the help of my new GI and new general physcian and will report back when we have more conclusive information. There seems to be an unusual twist to my uc and we're on a quest to find out what exactly I may or may not have. Im also very curious what his thoughts pertaining to my interaction with the medrol pack will be...I'm going on Thursday

Thanks and I look forward to your thoughts : )


Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
8 Pentasa per day (4/2)
Corti Foam p.m. 3X per week and canasa every other day
Natural anti fungal, anti inflammation supplements and Probiotics.
Bowel Soother and IntestiNew, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Eliminated Fructose and Corn Syrup
Reduced sugar in my diet by at least 70%
Reduced wheat products by 70% 
Could never tolerate artificial sweetners
I excersice daily (unless like now : (  I've lost too much weight)
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!
 
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Post Edited (bbc) : 2/8/2009 9:11:47 AM (GMT-7)


kops2da
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   Posted 2/8/2009 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I will be interested to read the results. I, too, injured my tailbone when young and have problems off and on. Let us know.
ElaineNY
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
 Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only few cm. left to heal in rectum - tried Proctofoam for weeks - no luck.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Tried hydrocortisone for two weeks with no change.
2/3/2009 - sigmoidoscopy showed about 30 cm. involved but mild - starting on prednisone only 40 mg. taper on 2/7/2009.
 
 
 
 
 
 


bbc
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   Posted 2/8/2009 10:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Elaine...I'll share everything on Thursday evening. BTw I have no idea why my tailbone was hurting...no injury that I can recall...osteopath said this happens from time to time.
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
8 Pentasa per day (4/2)
Corti Foam p.m. 3X per week and canasa every other day
Natural anti fungal, anti inflammation supplements and Probiotics.
Bowel Soother and IntestiNew, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Eliminated Fructose and Corn Syrup
Reduced sugar in my diet by at least 70%
Reduced wheat products by 70% 
Could never tolerate artificial sweetners
I excersice daily (unless like now : (  I've lost too much weight)
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!
 
*Recent Changes In Blue*

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