Off prednisone 2 weeks - feet and ankles huge...

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kops2da
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   Posted 8/2/2009 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok, I know my husband says see your doctor. I agree.  However, has anyone here had this problem.  Not much edema when taking prednisone but now off all medication and feet and ankles are bad - hurt and tight skin.  I am obese but never had this problem before.  I am concerned about congestive heart failure too but just wondering if anyone here has had this with prednisone.  Thanks!
ElaineNY
 
Senior - diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   
No prescriptions as of yesterday!  Hoping for best and possibly adding other supplements.
 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


JohnIII
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   Posted 8/2/2009 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   
My feet went from a size 9 to 12 while I was on prednisone. It took months to get the swelling down the first time. Now here it goes again cry .
Hospital November 2006 - UC First flare
ER May 2009 C-Diff
Hospital July 2009 Major Flare
 
Prednisone 60mg every morning
K-Tab 10 MEQ 4 Daily
Mesalamine 4 Gram/60 ML 1 bottle twice daily
Lisinopril 5 mg 2 daily
Asacol 400MG 4 tablets 3 times daily
Lipitor 20mg 1 daily
Propranolol 80mg 1 twice daily
Omeprazole 20 mg 1 twice daily
Nortriptyline 50mg 1 everynight
 


quincy
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   Posted 8/3/2009 3:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Elaine...I wouldn't wait to see a doc since you don't have that amount of edema normally.

Yes, congestive heart failure could be a possibility...but there are others as well.

Are you on any other meds for other issues?
this link has all the causes for edema...at least you can formulate some questions to ask the doc.
 
 


*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 2nd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x 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....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ 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 !!!
 

Post Edited (quincy) : 8/3/2009 2:14:45 AM (GMT-6)


kops2da
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   Posted 8/3/2009 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   

Feet much better this morning and actually feeling better than I have since going off the medications.  I will wait a couple days and in meantime - push fluids (I don't drink much) and see what happens.  My blood pressure is fine.  I take medication for that and take my pressure at home.  My Mom and her sister died of CHF so I know the symptoms and what to look for.  I do believe it is the after affects of prednisone but of course that could still be CHF, darn it!

ElaineNY


 
Senior - diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   
No prescriptions as of yesterday!  Hoping for best and possibly adding other supplements.
 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


GLOVE
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   Posted 8/3/2009 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   

I had the same problem with prednisone and it lasted for two weeks after I came off the nasty drug. I was swollen from my knees down. It looked weird and it was very difficult to walk. I hate prednisone!!! I have been off it for over a month and now I am fine. I hope it is just the prednisone in your case too. Good Luck!

 

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left-sided since 2002

recently diagnosed with pancolitis

currently on colazal, probiotics, fish oil

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