Thats an insane amount to start you off at. Did you have severe inflammation? Have you ever taken them before?
No. When I was in the hospital they told me I had pancolitis and it was fully inflammed.(I do not know if this is relevant, but in the documentation at my GI they only list it as UC and not pan. I don't know if Pan goes away or what the situation is with that). Since I have gotten out of the hospital, while I am still flaring, I personally don't think it is nearly as bad as it was when I was first hospitalized. This was my first hospital stint pertaining to UC and the first time I've taken anything other than Apriso and Uceris.
Its why I was curious as to why I am taking so much more than everyone else (from what I can see).
Right now I am taking
60 mg of Prednisone (40 in the morning, two in the afternoon).
1.5mg of Apriso
60 mg of Dicyclomine
16 mg Ondansteron
And every two weeks I take Humira (I did a super dose 3 weeks ago, two injections last week, and then every two weeks I take one).
I mean, does height/weight have any effect on this? I am experiencing a lot of the side effects of pred (sore/aches in bones, moonface, acne on the top of my head, discolored tongue, palpitations etc). I just hope I was not prescribed too much.
Post Edited (MarsRover) : 10/13/2015 8:16:59 AM (GMT-6)