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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 185
   Posted 5/25/2009 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone,

So i have been on Lialda and Prednisone 40mg tapering and a few months ago noticed that the Prednisone gave me diabetes and had to begin taking insuling shots. So I began to taper off of them, about one month ago i noticed that both of my legs from the knees down have a very slight numb this a side effect of either of these medicenes or a part of this disease, i am very confused. And on top of it all i am outta my short remmision and back in a flare. Only going 2 or 3 times a day but with a decent amount of blood...any insight would be great.


Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 1202
   Posted 5/25/2009 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like Nueropathy from the Diabetes. Is your sugar tested daily? Time for a doctors visit, me thinks....
Daughter,15 diagnosed 1-08 w/ UC .
Previous drug sampling: Asacol, Prevacid, Flagyl, Prednisone- 50mg to 0, 4 major flares '08.Hospital four x. Low residue diet,
6MP, Colazal , Cortifoam enemas,
Trying probiotics, Niferex, fish oil, Magnesium, Acupuncture.
Remicade 10mg per kilo@ 8wks, since 10-08. Still on 6mp and Colazal

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 185
   Posted 5/25/2009 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes I was testing my blood sugar everyday and using insulin. I still check my sugar levels once in awhile and they have been normal.

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30228
   Posted 5/25/2009 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Jason, has your doctor not even suggested any rectal meds?

Maybe you can refuse the pred and try to control your UC with just the 5ASA meds (Lialda in conjunction with Rowasa)'s a commitment, however, if it works for you, could be a plus for you life-long.

What other supplements are you taking? You could try to add fibre supplements as well a probiotics....

The other could read the spinach/seeds diet which a few are following. I don't do it, but worth to check it out.

*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~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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