tapering off pred - small flares - similar experiences?

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weyakwin
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 6/8/2009 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Just wondering if any other UC sufferers have had a similar experience to that of myself:
 
I've been tapering off of pred for a few months now.  I started at 40 mg's and am down to 5 mg's now.  I seem to have small flares as I am getting down to the final few mg's.  A bit of blood but no real urgency and will have only 2 bm's a day.  After a few days of this, things seems to clear up and I am fine for a few days.  So I am wondering if anyone else has had similar experiences to this?  Is this simply your body adjusting to the dropping prednisone?  I guess it's hard to know whether or not this will continue, get worse or go away?  Comments would be great.
 
Cheers,
 
MD

sweetmelody
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   Posted 6/8/2009 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been tapering as well 5mg a week from 40... I'm down to 5mg a day as well. I sometimes have days where I don't go at all and then days where I'm in the bathroom 2-3 times. I *crosses fingers* haven't seen any blood ..... do you have hemmies? That could be an explanation for that.

But the bad day every once in a while is what i'm experiencing... dunno if its normal...
Kara, 22F Married.
Latest-Finally tapering off prednisone 5mg every week.. Staying on Lialda 2 twice a day. Currently colonoscopy shows remission. Apparently my symptoms are from my IBS side of my issues.
Medications:Prednisone 20mg, Lialda 2 twice a day, Align probiotic, Hyomax as needed.
I am so sick of this disease!
 
 


sweetmelody
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   Posted 6/8/2009 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
forgot that my bad days are sometimes due to what I eat too because i have IBS as well.
Kara, 22F Married.
Latest-Finally tapering off prednisone 5mg every week.. Staying on Lialda 2 twice a day. Currently colonoscopy shows remission. Apparently my symptoms are from my IBS side of my issues.
Medications:Prednisone 20mg, Lialda 2 twice a day, Align probiotic, Hyomax as needed.
I am so sick of this disease!
 
 


weyakwin
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   Posted 6/8/2009 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Pretty sure I don't have hemmies. I am trying to really watch what I eat too...No 'Dirty Bird' lol
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