Took my last pred today

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gurgling tummy
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   Posted 4/28/2009 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Ahhhhhh, I'm so excited!!!!! I took my last Pred this morning and to celebrate I got an upper GI!!! I'm so lucky!!! But you know what, yeah this morning sucked having to drink all that crap and sit there forever because my intestines were refusing to move the barium through so I had to keep walking around for 15 minutes then get another x-ray and it still wasn't moving so after 45 minutes of walking around my body finally gave in and they were able to get the pictures they needed. I can't wait to see what the results are. They did the esophagus, stomach, and small intestine. But afterword I got to sit down and have a nice lunch with my mom and do some grocery shopping. But I'm off to bed now to try and get some sleep before I have to go to work tonight. Now I just have to work out and try to loose all this pred weight. I have increased my fiber intake and it is helping. Hopefully I will be able to look into the mirror soon and not get completely disgusted. I hope all is well with all of you, I wish you peaceful bowel movements.
Em
*~~*Emily*~~*
Diag. Aug 06 (Proctosigmoiditis), finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 12 August 08, Paxil (1 a day) for Depression & anxiety, Azathioprine (1 every morning)Morphine (three a day) for pain, Tramadol (as needed for breakthrough pain),  Fioircit (for migrains), Phenergran (for nausea), Prednisone (10 mg tabs 4 a day), Omeprazole (for gerd from the pred), Tylenol PM (to actually get some sleep every once in a while), Calcium (for osteopenia), aloe juice (2Xs a day), chinese herbs for energy. And now Pred


Scrap Girl
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   Posted 4/28/2009 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh happy day! We really need to get Hallmark to come out with a line of cards for this.

Diagnosed with UC in Feb. 2005
 
Colazal (9 a day)
Folic Acid
Biotin
Calcium
Remicade


Lonie
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   Posted 4/28/2009 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news, Em! Sorry you had to do that awful test, but it sounds like you had a nice time with Mom afterwards. Hey, that weight will be gone in no time and remember; you are beautiful just the way you are!
 
Scrap girl...you are right; we need just the right on-line Hallmark cards to send for these precious moments! ha!
Carol

Remicade - will have my 27th infusion on March 19 Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics
 
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AMK77
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   Posted 4/28/2009 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Yay for the last pred! Why did you get an upper GI?
31 yr old female currently breastfeeding (weaning so I can start 6mp)
Mild Pancolitis
I've had UC since 2000 but was in remission for most of those 8 years med free
Cannot tolerate mesalamine - starting 6mp soon


jblue65
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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 4/28/2009 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I took my last pred. Sunday after 7 months. I am so happy to have finally tapered to 0.....

Are you experiencing any side effects? I have been getting nauseated since then and I think this is connected but not sure...
Jackie, 43
Pancolitis, DX October 06

Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix,
Tapering prednisone down to 10 mg

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


glamourgirl
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   Posted 4/28/2009 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hooray for you!! I know exactly how it feels to look in the mirror and hate what I see because of pred. I hope all goes well being off of it.
Female, Age 38
Diagnosed w/c.diff 7/02 when pregnant w/1st and only child during 2nd trimester(wasn't on antibiotics)
C.diff flare within weeks of delivering baby 1/03, Diagnosed with UC 2/03
Current Meds:
Lialda, 6MP
Ferrex Forte
Acidophillus, Sacchromyces Boulardii, Oil of Oregano


gurgling tummy
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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 4/28/2009 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks all!!!

Jblue65 - I just took the last pill today so tomorrow will start the withdrawls. I will let you know how it goes.

AMK77 - My GI ordered the upper GI because I am having a lot of trouble with GERD and IBS symptoms so he want to make sure that it's not anything serious.

Carol, my beautiful friend, thanks for always picking up my spirits. You are too wonderful!!
*~~*Emily*~~*
Diag. Aug 06 (Proctosigmoiditis), finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 12 August 08, Paxil (1 a day) for Depression & anxiety, Azathioprine (1 every morning)Morphine (three a day) for pain, Tramadol (as needed for breakthrough pain),  Fioircit (for migrains), Phenergran (for nausea), Prednisone (10 mg tabs 4 a day), Omeprazole (for gerd from the pred), Tylenol PM (to actually get some sleep every once in a while), Calcium (for osteopenia), aloe juice (2Xs a day), chinese herbs for energy. And now Pred


Peety
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   Posted 4/28/2009 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Yay!
Did you get moonface? I'm having the worst time getting rid of mine! Any advice is appreciated.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion). 
Bad flare in March, seasonal? Back on prednisone 40mg, down to 10mg so far so good... Humira denied, started Remicade 4/12 and doing great~ 


Dr-A
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   Posted 4/28/2009 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Good Stuff!!! That's always a great feeling.
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Immuran
Golimumab study (100mg every 4 weeks)
L-Glutamine 5000 mg + 600 mg pyridoxal alpha-ketoglutarate
Probiotis/VitD3+Ca/1000mg DHA

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