Missed period from prednisone???

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   Posted 6/10/2010 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm about a week late. I know I'm not prego (my poor husband). Is it most likely from the prednisone? I've never had this happen before but I have never been on a dose this high. I have only been taking it for a week.

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   Posted 6/10/2010 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
It could be. But maybe you should take a test just in case? Unless it's been like a year, lol
20yr old female diagnosed with UC (mod-sev pancolitis) in 2005 at age 15
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   Posted 6/10/2010 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
most likely it is that..has heppened to me before a couple times..either no period or very scant one.
28 yr old female
Pancolitis since Aug 2006
Been a constant battle since Feb 08 after the birth of my son
HUMIRA JUL2008- JAN 2010
Salofalk 12 pills a day (upped from 9 on May 15/2010)
Pentasa 500mg tablets 12 per day
Salofalk 4g Enemas nightly, started March 9/2010, Salofalk suppositories in the mornings , started May 5 2010
Fish oil, VSL 2 packets per day, Vit D, Vit C, Vit B12 3x weekly , semi low residue right now 
Current Status: FLARE

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   Posted 6/10/2010 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I didn't have my period for 4 months being on pred. They just started up again now that I am on a lower dose.
Originally Diagnosed: 7/08 Mild left sided UC
Current Flare started: 12/26/09, re-diagnosed with pancolitis.
Current Meds: Prednisone 20mg, Imuran 150mg, Starting Remicade in the next week or two, Lexapro (10mg), lunesta (3mg).
Past Meds: Mesalamine Enemas, Canasa, Hydrocortisone Enema & Supp. Oral Mesalamine Intolerant.
Supplements: Multivitamin, Fish Oil, C, Iron, D, Calcium, Potassium, Bio-K, Tumeric, Boswellia.

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   Posted 6/10/2010 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Prednisone has also messed up my cycles in the past...I remember I was three weeks late last summer when I was on the highest dose.

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   Posted 6/11/2010 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Weird but Prednisone never messed with my period. I just missed mine in March and was hoping it was from the Humira and Entocort. It wasn't. I was pregnant.
UC since 2002
Severe flare since Nov/08
Asacol 12 daily, Rowasa, Zoloft, Calcium, Vit D, VSL #3, Fish Oil, Remicade(disconitnued 1/10),  Librax, Humira, Prednisone 40mg as of 5/25/10, Immodium, Canasa, Proctofoam, Zinc,

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   Posted 6/11/2010 2:54 PM (GMT -7)   
My periods actually started back up after something like a year of not having them when I started the Pred. Actually, I did have a couple last year, but only one of them was "normal". The other one(s) were really light, with almost no red in them at all.
22 years old
Diagnosed ~ December 2009
Still flaring
Tried Asacol, didn't work and ended up in the hospital, February '10
Currently on Apriso, .375gm 4 times/day
Was on Pred, end of Feb. '10- end of May '10
Lomotil, 2.5mg 2 times/day
Apparently, dairy doesn't agree with me

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