I hope everyone's doing good. I've been avoiding this forum for a few weeks now. The reason is, I've been tapering prednisone...and I've had a few blips along the way, but have managed to get down to 5mg. Anyways, I kept reading so many stories on here about having such a hard time getting off that is was scaring the crap out of me. As much as I love this place and all of you for your ideas and support, I just thought I had to do this on my own, without reading those. I find stress really sets me off, and I couldn't keep thinking about it.
I will admit, that as I'm tapering, there is definetly a change, and the odd bad day now. Some of the gurgling is back and my "guts" are pretty tender when exercising and sitting in certain positions. I'm hoping that will pass with time. So far, only 3 times I've had D since I've been under 20mg for 3 weeks. I'm thinking that's not too bad....although I'm still really new and not sure what's good or bad.
Anyways..just wanted to check in...hope everyones well....and fingers crossed...5mg to go ... that I keep improving....w/o pred that is. I'm a bit nervous to get all the way off...since I'm already not feeling as good as when I was on 50mg, but I guess that's to be expected. I feel good enough (right now anyways) to keep tapering. Wish me luck :)
Chuck - 28 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 08 - pancolitis
Pentasa 500mg 2pills-4x daily
50mg tapering ... 25mg day - Calicium + Vit D
Multivitamin, vitamin C, probiotics, fish oil
"If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?"