does prednisone make any of yall urinate more often than normal??

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   Posted 4/12/2009 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   

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   Posted 4/12/2009 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   

but my GI says it's because I'm overcompensating by drinking lots of water....whatever that means
Kara, 22F Married.
Latest-Went to ER cuz I couldn't eat for 5 days and was having severe flare up after passing two kidney stones after a week of the flu. (long month)
GI tried to taper me off of pred fairly fast in hopes to keep me on Lialda and at a lower dosage of pred. to try mesalamine enemas again.  Starting the Imuran as soon as labworks done... longer pred time....yippee *rolls eyes*
Medications:Prednisone 40mg Again! (groan)Lialda 4 a day until Imuran
I am so sick of this disease!

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   Posted 4/12/2009 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes. In fact I'm up every few hours in the middle of the night peeing.
21, female, diagnosed 3/6/2009
Mild ulcerative colitis from rectum to mid transverse colon
Currently in remission
Currently taking Asacol (3x/day) and Calcium/D supplements

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   Posted 4/13/2009 7:23 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks for the responses yall

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   Posted 4/13/2009 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I have taken Prednisone (usually 30-40 mg) many times in the past, but this was the first time that it make me have to urinate constantly. I was in the bathroom more often than my 8 months pregnant wife!
Ulcerative Colitis 2000
GAD & Depression 2002
IBS-D 2002 (usually only bad when other medical problems are present)
Meds: Pentasa, Synthroid, Lomotil, Diovan, Prednisone (flare-ups only)

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   Posted 4/13/2009 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Well your very lucky.  And no you don't wanna stay on prednisone forever.  This drug can have some serious side effects if your on it long term.  Everybody responds differently to certain meds. 

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   Posted 4/13/2009 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
     No, never had that problem while on prednisone.  What is your dosage?  Do you also have excessive thirst?  Prednisone can raise your blood sugar, so if you have those signs...have your blood glucose tested to be on the safe side.
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/ 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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   Posted 4/13/2009 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't noticed any increase, but I drink a lot of water every day so pee a lot anyway. It did increase after I started pred, but only back to what's normal for me, and I attribute that to my colon actually working properly again and not having diarrhea.
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 30mg 20mg 15mg 10mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).

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   Posted 4/13/2009 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   

-22 yr old female
-diagnosed in 2003  *mild* ulcerative colitis ... after each colonoscopy, flareup, and GI appointment.. it is always worse than they previously thought
-currently in remission, flareups have been every year except 4th flareups from (july 07 - sept 08, last flareup being 5 months and on  40 mg prednisione)
-currently  4800mg of Asacol

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   Posted 4/15/2009 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I did and went to the dr and turns out the prednisone was caused me to become diabetic. Go out and get it checked out.
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