While hospitalized last year, my BP soared to 210/110 on the prednisone. The myriad of doctors on the band wagon had me on three different blood pressure meds which made me feel even worse and didn't do squatums for the BP. After I was discharged (and gratefully not in a pine box), I called my cardiologist (who was not affiliated with the hospital I was in) and he immediately put me on a water pill which brought the pressue down and I was able to cut down on the BP meds too. Makes ya wonder huh?
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Meds as of June 09: Colazal (6 per day), 6MP (50 mgm), Probiotic (upped to 3 per day), Fish oil capsule, calcium, multivitamin, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning. Also taking Benicar and Toprol to control high blood pressure. Getting old is a b****.