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   Posted 9/5/2009 3:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Gi visit wednesday now back on pred 30mg and 6mp weekly blood tests and not happy.I have already made appointment to see my GP to get some sleeping tablets as i did not sleep when i was on pred last time,must say it was a bit of a blow only finished pred in june and started flaring again three weeks ago.
now i can look foward to moon face,weight gain,not sleeping,mood swing and pred munchies cant wait ha ha Hubby just said to our eldest who is 18 mum back on the looney pills beware have not lost all my weight from last time but am going to try and be good lol  we have a wedding in 2 weeks so i hopei can find something to fit me
this disease is such a bummer in more ways than one hoping pred kicks in quick though.
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
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   Posted 9/5/2009 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey I know all about the pred crazies! I'm sorry Lambkins that you are back on it again, but hopefully it gets things under control for you. Only thing I can say is try to have good munchies around the house....even then I know it doesn't help much. Take care, and I'm wishing for you that the pred doesn't have any effect on you except to help calm that flare.

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   Posted 9/5/2009 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
     I just wish the moon face and mood swings were ALL I got from prednisone...that would be a blessing.  On it several times over the past eleven years...left with osteoporosis, high blood pressure and now borderline diabetes...have to really watch what I eat as my blood sugar skyrocketed to 237 a few weeks ago.  Since then I have monitored it and stayed away from a lot of carbs and sweets and it has been normal.
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008 for ten days.
Remission Nov 08 thru May of 09.
Slowly coming out of flare.  Meds: Colazal (6 per day), prednisone 10 mgm and tapering weekly, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning, Benicar 20 mg for BP, flaxseed oil 3 x a day, fishoil 2 x a day, probiotic 3 x a day, calcium with D 1x a day and multivitamin.
Doctor had me on 100 mgm of 6MP which drastically lowered my white count.  Now off the 6MP pending results of repeat white count. UGH.

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