Solumedrol-Need quick responses while in the hospital.

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TaylorB
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   Posted 2/25/2009 5:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Please let me know what dose of solumedrol your were on during hospital stays.   Did they start you at one dose and increase or decrease?  What dose worked for you.  Was your condition more stable when you left the hospital?
 
Thanks so much.

dakotagirl
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   Posted 2/25/2009 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry - I don't remember what dose I was on. Bad me, I should have asked.

I'm pretty sure I was at one dose the entire time. When I left the hospital I was stable and the bleeding had stopped. I had to take oral pred and taper after I left.

I hope you feel better soon.
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
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Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 50mg, Aciphex, Effexor XR, Forvia, Fibercon, and Culturelle
Remicade: 1st infusion 06/17/08:  Next infusion: end of March or early April
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ducridr
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   Posted 2/25/2009 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I was on 20mg every 8 hours while in the hospital. When I went in I was on 15mg pred/day. When I got out I started at 40mg pred/day. Once they put me on 20mg every 8 hours after my endoscopy they left me at that level until I left the hospital. I was in the hospital due to severe anemia that they attributed to a severe pancolitis flare after my cscope (even though my UC was getting better).
Ducridr - 34 - female

Diagnosed w/ severe pancolitis 11/20/2007

Asacol - 6 (400mg) 2x/day, Xifaxin 2 (200mg) 2x/day, Prednisone 40 mg (started at 40mg Nov 08 - again), multi-vitamin, calcium and vit d supplement, potassium supplement, B-12 supplement, Junel FE (BCP),metamucil capsule (1/day) Coumadin (for blood clot) 5mg/day, 1st Remicade treatment 2/4/2009.


WishfulMA
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   Posted 2/25/2009 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I was on 20 mgs every 6 or 8 hours...both hospital stays. I was then released on 60mgs of oral prednisone. I am so sorry you are in the hospital! please let me know if you have any questions. wishing you the best!
severe ulcerative proctitis - march 05 diagnosed
proctosigmoiditis - january 09 diagnosed
hospitalized - 3/08 for 6 days of IV steriods
hospitalized - 1/09 for 5 days of IV steriods / put on 6MP
past meds: colozol, sulfasalzine, hydrocortisone enemas, canasa, rowasa and prednisone 
current meds: 6MP (75mgs), Asacol 12 pills,  Rowasa Enema, Primal Defense Ultra Probiotic, fish oil, calcium w/ vitamin d 2x a day, prenatal vitamin & extra vitamin c and b12.
 
 


TaylorB
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   Posted 2/25/2009 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks for that info.  i could use more similiar experiences.  this is the 4th hospitalization here, but the last one was 8 years ago.  the doctors are different and we are having a difference of opinion on treatment.  5 days in the hospital so far and no change for me and no change in course of action...discouraging!

dakotagirl
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   Posted 2/25/2009 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
That would be very discouraging!

I think 20mg every 8 hours sound like what I was on.

What meds do they have you on?
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia (hip and spine) diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  Remission
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 50mg, Aciphex, Effexor XR, Forvia, Fibercon, and Culturelle
Remicade: 1st infusion 06/17/08:  Next infusion: end of March or early April
Last Prednisone dose:  7/15/08
 
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WishfulMA
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   Posted 2/25/2009 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
are they keeping you on liquid diet or low residue? are they giving you any pain medication or photonex for gas/indigestion? do they offer any sleeping aids/anti anxiety? the IV steriods whacked me out completely. i couldn't sleep without ambien.
severe ulcerative proctitis - march 05 diagnosed
proctosigmoiditis - january 09 diagnosed
hospitalized - 3/08 for 6 days of IV steriods
hospitalized - 1/09 for 5 days of IV steriods / put on 6MP
past meds: colozol, sulfasalzine, hydrocortisone enemas, canasa, rowasa and prednisone 
current meds: 6MP (75mgs), Asacol 12 pills,  Rowasa Enema, Primal Defense Ultra Probiotic, fish oil, calcium w/ vitamin d 2x a day, prenatal vitamin & extra vitamin c and b12.
 
 


Christine1946
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   Posted 2/26/2009 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
     I couldn't sleep without Ambien either.  When I was in the hospital, they had to put a PIC line in to feed me because everything that I took in...only jello, water ice, etc...would come out.  I had nothing but blood coming out of my rectum and I was becoming severely malnurished.  I was in the hospital for ten days and still felt ill after being discharged.  Not until end of October did I start to feel like my old self.  Seven months in a flare.  When I was able to finally eat something, the last day of my hospitalization, it was very low residue.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.

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