Chest pains... indegestion??

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Susiebuddy
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   Posted 8/16/2009 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey all...
 
  I have a new thing happening to me.. I'm tapering off Prednisone and I'm down to 30mg right now from 50... I'm going down 5mg a week and have developed in the last couple of days Chest pains, like a type of indegestion... I take Nexium every day and wonder why I'm getting this breakthrough pain...  Such a bummer.. it puts me in a sad mood...  I'm still not bleeding at all so that's good, but dang... getting off steroids is harder than I thought... I kinda liked how I felt when I was at 50mg.... lol... 
Diagnosed with U/C  (Proctitis) January 31st, 2005, IBS on July 21st, 2006 
 
  Status as of July 2009 :  OMG... I had a poopie today 7-23-09 (had to date that)..lol.. with NO BLOOD!!! First time in almost 10 months!!!!!!!
 
Meds are: Prednisone Taper, back to 30mg now for a week as of 8/13/09..., Apriso 4 pills 1x a day.. .YEA! I take Xanax when needed and Ambien for sleep... Nexium in the am for heartburn due to Prednisone..   Culturelle 2 times a day...                                           
 
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Old Hat
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   Posted 8/16/2009 11:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Could be dietary-- acidic, salty, or something you thought mildly-spiced that disagrees. If it seems really unusual, though, put in a call to your doctor to be on the safe side. / Old Hat (30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

Red_34
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   Posted 8/17/2009 6:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Prednisone can play havoc on your stomach if you have GERD or acid reflux. Call up your GI and mention this chest pain to him/her and making (s)he can help you. Do you take your pred with food?
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Susiebuddy
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   Posted 8/17/2009 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Red, I do take my pred with food every am. I take my nexium an hour before that to give it time to get working before I even take the pred.... You know.. I was thinking and I did eat some red meat the other morning (Steak and Eggs) and that afternoon/evening is when it started..... Dang.. I love meat.. Gonna have to adjust my diet a bit I think... We'll see if it get's better over the next few days as I avoid red meat....
Diagnosed with U/C  (Proctitis) January 31st, 2005, IBS on July 21st, 2006 
 
  Status as of July 2009 :  OMG... I had a poopie today 7-23-09 (had to date that)..lol.. with NO BLOOD!!! First time in almost 10 months!!!!!!!
 
Meds are: Prednisone Taper, back to 30mg now for a week as of 8/13/09..., Apriso 4 pills 1x a day.. .YEA! I take Xanax when needed and Ambien for sleep... Nexium in the am for heartburn due to Prednisone..   Culturelle 2 times a day...                                           
 
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jujub
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   Posted 8/17/2009 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
With a meal of steak and eggs, the culprit could have been the fat content rather than the red meat. I ate red meat like an animal when I was flaring and for about six months after. Then my craving subsided (guess my blood was back to normal, maybe.) It never bothered me, but if it was even pan fried with no grease, or if I ate other fried or high-fat foods, I suffered.
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Peety
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   Posted 8/17/2009 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I had chest pain, such that it hurt when I would breathe. It wasn't indigestion, but a temporary form of arthritis that people get with UC. It went away with a prescription of Voltarin.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol maintenance for 20+ years; used prednisone & Rowasa for flares.  Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), salmon oil (omega-3) when I can remember. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated wheat/gluten from my diet.
Bad flare in March, used prednisone. Humira denied, started Remicade 4/12 and doing great~ learning what normal is~ wow


Christine1946
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   Posted 8/17/2009 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
     I had the same thing Susie but I thought I was having a heart attack at first.  The pain started in the upper mid section of my stomach, right below my esophagus and radiated into my back.  Man, did it ever hurt.  I was sitting at the computer both times (occurred two days apart).  The only relief was when I got up and started walking around.  I took two tums and the pain slowly subsided.  I also took a baby aspirin just in case.  I notified my GI doctor and that is when he placed me on Nexium.  Prednisone can give you upper gastric ulcers.  I really should have an endoscopy.  I haven't had one in years.  Because my bilirubin is twice the number it should be, my GI doctor ordered an ultrasound of the liver, pancreas and gall bladder.  I assume all tests came back negative as I haven't heard from him but found out yesterday he is on vacation!  He does have associates in the office and I sure hope they are caring enough if they received abnormal results on these tests they would notify me, but sometimes ya gotta wonder.
     I am tapered down to 15 mgm of prednisone at the present time.  Yes, tapering can give you strange symptoms.  I got horrible shakiness.  My blood sugar is slightly elevated too and it concerns me because both my parents were diabetics...that is all I need now.
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****.


Howright
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   Posted 8/17/2009 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Check whatever meds you are on besides the Prednisone. I had terrible heart burn and discovered that it was caused by my Asacol!! Prednisone does mask other medication's symptoms so now that you are down to a lower dose they might be showing through.
 
Diagnosed January 07 - but realize I've been living with minor flare-ups for 10+ years. 
 
Asacol 3 pills/3 times a day.
 

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