Does this sound like a pred taper symptom?

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Susiebuddy
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   Posted 8/23/2009 11:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone...
 
   I'm here again feeling HORRIBLE... I am sweaty, nauseaus, and having occasional cramps... don't know if it's something I ate or if it's coming off the pred..  I'm down to 25mg a day till Thursday and then down to 20 for a week and so on...
 
  All I know is I feel HORRIBLE.....................
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, down to 25mg now for a week as of 8/20/09..., 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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Susiebuddy
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   Posted 8/24/2009 1:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Never mind... it must have been something I ate.... I started having D and feeling SOO Nauseaus... then water D and after going a few times I'm starting to turn the corner and feel a bit better... Just scared the heck out of me, feeling so bad like that.. I usually don't get the sweats with nausea and D... but this time... it was unbelieveable... I still feel sick, but not like earlier.... whew.....
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, down to 25mg now for a week as of 8/20/09..., 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...                                           
 
http://www.myspace.com/77016897         


Christine1946
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   Posted 8/24/2009 7:33 AM (GMT -6)   
     Tapering the prednisone can give you some bad side effects.  I was very shaky and nervous when I got down to 20 mgm too, so I took 20mgm one day and 25 the next for a week and then tried the 20 mgm and 15 mgm on alternate days, etc.  This seemed to help.  Now down to 10 mgm....yipppeeeeee!!! Hope to get off completely in a week or two.  Still on the Cort enemas and Canasa though for the Ulcerative Proctitis.
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****.


Susiebuddy
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   Posted 8/24/2009 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, it's definately either the flu or something I ate... I ended up getting a bit worse after my last post.., the D was unbelievable.... and feeling like throwing up while sitting on the toilet is no fun... I'm still sick today, but not like last night.... I don't want to eat, but drinking gatorade is ok.... I did eat enough soup to get my steroids down, and hopefully they'll stay down.... but I think I'm on the mend... just slowly... Gosh, wonder if it's the swine flu... 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, down to 25mg now for a week as of 8/20/09..., 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...                                           
 
http://www.myspace.com/77016897         


quincy
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   Posted 8/25/2009 2:15 AM (GMT -6)   
The flu is respiratory...you probably, however, picked up a gastro bug.

Been eating those bronto legs again Wilma?

Hope you feel better soon...
H
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 3rd 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 !!!
 


Susiebuddy
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   Posted 8/26/2009 2:13 AM (GMT -6)   
QUINCYYYYY!!!!

LOLOLOL.. The bronto leg thing!!! That's so funny you remember that!!!! HAHAHAHAH!!!! Dang, I haven't eaten another one of those since that time at the races and I almost died... Bronto leg poisioning.... LOLOLOLOL.....

Woooweee... I think this was food related though.... No fever, no respiratory issues, just crappin and holdin that bucked prayin I wouldn't barf while sitting there crappin.. lolol.. That was the absolute worst I have ever felt... I lost 10 pounds in 18 hours... I think that might be a guiness book of records maybe for weight loss?? LOL...

Well, I'm much better now.. but still afraid to eat.... Gotta work up the nerves before I go eating chicken again.... 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, down to 25mg now for a week as of 8/20/09..., 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...                                           
 
http://www.myspace.com/77016897         


quincy
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Total Posts : 30705
   Posted 8/26/2009 2:57 AM (GMT -6)   
you mean turkey......?? LOL....

Good you've improved quickly. I had puking/pooing at the same time a looooong time ago but remember it as was yesterday. Horrible.

Eat small amounts to regain your strength...,start with bronto toes..lol!

quincy
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 3rd 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 !!!
 

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