Starting solumedrol (IV) and imuran tomorrow...

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PinkPaperclip
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 4/30/2009 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I am starting this treatment tomorrow since my flare is not getting better with the oral prednisone and mezavant. I will have two infusions of solumedrol per day at the hospital for 3-4 days and then I might be able to start tapering again. I hope everything goes well.. I am nervous.
 
Experiences/advice/etc. will be appreciated!
 
Thanks
 
 
Diagnosed with pancolitis 03/09
Prednisone 40 mg, Mezavant 4.6g
Mulitivitamin, calcium supplements, probiotics
Seroquel 12.5mg and Paxil 10 mg for anxiety (since 2003)
 


Shelliesv
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 4/30/2009 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I just got out of the hospital with IV solumedrol. I've been there twice in the last month. The first stay was 2 days and the IV solumedrol definitely helped but 4 days post hospital I was sick again. I am just 8 days out of the hospital now, but they also gave me my first dose of Remicade so although I'm feeling better I don't know if it is attributable to the solumedrol or the Remicade is working that quickly!

I hope you feel better soon!
37 year old mom of 2.

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 1995 (24 years old) / Ulcerative Colitis in 2000 (29 years old)
In remission for 4 years from 2005 - 3/2009 with colazol maintenance only.

Hospitalized for flare 3/23/09 - 3/25/09. Hospitalized 2nd time for same flare 4/17 - 4/22

Current Meds: Apriso 4/day, Prednisone 40mg per day, Rowasa Enemas 2/day, Culturelle

Had FIRST Remicade transfusion in the hospital 4/22/09


ickypoo
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   Posted 5/1/2009 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I was sent to the hospital a couple of months ago and received the solumedrol IV treatment. Like you, prednisone was not working. The solumedrol made a big positive difference for me. It brought my bleeding under control. It apparently also allowed the oral prednisone to become effective (which I am no longer taking).

Hopefully your experience will be similar to mine. Hang in there!

PinkPaperclip
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 5/1/2009 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much, I don't have a lot of support around here... :S

My first infusion went well and my cramps stopped a couple of minutes after it was done! I still have to go twice daily for 5 days and I am taking my first Imuran tonight...

I'm so happy that I can have a nap this afternoon without going to the bathrooom every 10 minutes!!!!!! I am on 100 mg imuran for 113 pounds, does that sound normal? I just hope I wont get too many side effects.. :(
Diagnosed with pancolitis 03/09
Prednisone 40 mg, Mezavant 4.6g
Mulitivitamin, calcium supplements, probiotics
Seroquel 12.5mg and Paxil 10 mg for anxiety (since 2003)
 

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