When I was prescribed prednisone the first time I did get some symptoms but, in all honesty, it was manageable. Although, as others have mentioned, you should not have to take such a high dose for the first time! I had some weight gain, insomnia, that "feel good" feeling and I believe that's it. The "feeling good" is good when you have a busy day since you do not focus on the pain, cramps, etc! Plus a little weight gain isn't all that bad if you are losing weight fast. Pred helped me with the bleeding and urgency after it kicks in.
Oh, and there was some knee pain for me when I was tapering off. I think it was because I was tapered off at 10 every week as well. So maybe see if it can be 5mg or 2.5mg every week?
Currently in "remission"; no pain, D, mucous, etc.
21 year old female diagnosed with UC August 2011.
Asacol EC 400mg, Centrum multivitamin, Iron 65mg.
Complete: Prednisone 20mg, Pepcid 20mg, Lasix 20mg.
Diet of mainly vegetables, fruits, fish, and poultry.
Minimum ingestion of red meats, oranges, and soda.
Distilled water, lemon water, or green tea.
Post Edited (Kataryzna) : 2/24/2013 11:03:17 PM (GMT-7)