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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 3/18/2009 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
tapered the prednisone yesterday from 10 mg daily to every other day. last night and this morning he's been back and forth between 103.7 fever and cold spells where he just shivers. he's been real tired not even wanting to talk, but not incoherent. i gave him the prednisone this morning as scheduled and he seems a good deal better now. anybody else experience this?
Veronica (27), mommy to Chris (3.5 yr old, diagnosed november 2007 with left sided UC) and Emily 10 months
Chris current meds:
 Prevacid, Prednisone 20mg
 Pentasa 1000mg
 Culturelle 1x daily
 soon to start Imuran 25mg

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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7150
   Posted 3/18/2009 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Nope...I'm just on my first round of pred, though.
If his fever is that high, maybe you should call his GP. Is it possible he's picked up some other sort of bug?
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly, 40mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).

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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 43
   Posted 3/18/2009 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I went from 10 to 5mg and now I'm off. I didn't experience any of that. I just now have joint pain. It does sound more like a bug he picked up and not because of the taper. The pred. would make him feel better when he takes it, but it could lower his ability to fight off the bug. My Doctor told me to call him if I got sick while I was on pred.
John, 32, diagnosed Jan. 23, 2009
Current Regimen:
3 x 3 Colazal
Rowasa every 3 nights
30mg BuSpar for GAD
40mg Protonix
Forvia multivitamin
Align Probiotic
Turmeric, Boswellia, Fish Oil, and Milk Thistle (for my liver)
40, 30, 20, 10, 5mg Pred (tapering)

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30995
   Posted 3/18/2009 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
call the doctor immediately and inform him of what's going on. Your son't fever is very high...definitely get it checked out.

Keep us posted as to how he's doing.

I know when I had a fever of that high....I could barely even think..let alone respond. It's a most awful feeling.

Hope he improves soon.

*Heather* Status..Asacol  (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares, tapered to maintenance  mild flare nightly enemas
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3 
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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