Prednisone and swelling

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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/18/2009 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   

I have now been off of prednisone for two and a half weeks, yet my ankles and feet continue to painfully swell up every day. This never happened to me before I went on prednisone. Does anyone know if this is normal? I'm starting to worry because it seems like a really long time, not to mention the fact that my ankles are very tender and sore.

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   Posted 6/18/2009 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
All I know is that both my ankles and knees swelled after taking prednisone. I still have some residual swelling in my ankles and I have been off that rascally 'roid for about 3 months.
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   Posted 6/19/2009 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
that would be the salt and water retention
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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.
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   Posted 6/19/2009 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
      Make sure your blood pressure is under control.  My bP goes up significantly while on prednisone and I have to take water pills in addition to my regular blood pressure pills.
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