Some have none others have many, it just affects everyone differently. It's always wise to take precautions via extra calcium, d, magnesium extra probiotics etc when taking steroids. Also keep an extra close eye on blood levels and try to use as low of a maint dose as possible. Some here love the stuff, others hate it, some are afraid to try it. For me I use it for inflammation to my spine from an epidural injection (the preservatives cause nerve roots to stick together when the dura is accidentally punctured which is a very underreported complication of these potentially dangerous spinal injections) anyway I get edgy and put on some extra weight. I also make sure to eat some lactose free ice cream before taking it or it hurts my stomach; wish I didn't need to take it but I have much less pain when taking it. It also wise to avoid contagious situations as one's immune system is suppressed and infection is harder to fight off.
Dx'd with moderate Pancolitis 05/07 better with Pentasa and rectal meds as needed.
I also take Probiotics, Fish Oil, Curcumin, Benefiber and cannot tolerate artificial sweetners (never could even before UC) I also stay away from products with high fructose corn syrup.
I am not a healthcare provider. I am offering support and guidance based upon my own research and conclusions
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