pred taper and leg cramps

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lambkins
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   Posted 4/16/2009 4:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Last night got woke up with very painfull cramp in my leg have just decreased pred from 35-30 do you think it might be that also my eye feels sore and watering i feel i just need a tick box for all the side effects think i could tick them all only 6 more weeks of pred to go
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started pentasa supps 1gm 26/6/08
 Asacol 800mg x2 twice daily
  Domperidone 10mg as needed
  co codamol 30/500 x2 when needed
  Asacol foam 2g nightly 19/3/09
  Prednisone 60mg 19/3/09 tappering after2wks


PSA
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   Posted 4/16/2009 4:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes it could be one of the side effects of Pred.

You need a tick box. People on Pred may have moon face, facial hair growth, eyes may feel sore and watery, joint pains, Urine showing drops of white coloured steroid residue, depression, strange kind of sinking/feel to cry, mood swings, etc. etc.....
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jblue65
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   Posted 4/16/2009 7:00 AM (GMT -6)   
When I have tapered pred. I have gotten leg and foot cramps. I hate it--- very painful especially in the middle of the night.

Try eating some bananas and drinking oj if you can tolerate it.
Jackie, 43
Pancolitis, DX October 06

Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix,
Tapering prednisone from 40 mg


Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps


lambkins
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   Posted 4/16/2009 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I have most of the above side effects not the facial hair or urine one but also have megga munchies oh the joys of pred
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started pentasa supps 1gm 26/6/08
 Asacol 800mg x2 twice daily
  Domperidone 10mg as needed
  co codamol 30/500 x2 when needed
  Asacol foam 2g nightly 19/3/09
  Prednisone 60mg 19/3/09 tappering after2wks

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