coming off of prednizone headaches

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 8/19/2007 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I am coming off of prednizone (have been on it several times) I don't remember having head aches like this.  I am now completely off but I have had a headache for 7 days now.  My last prednizone was on Thursday.

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 8/19/2007 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been experiencing headaches as I taper off. I'm only down to 15 mg, but I am blaming them on the withdrawal. I take some Tylenol when needed and it usually helps.
Dx Left-sided UC Dec. 2006
Azathioprine (Imuran) 125mg/day
Prednisone 40mg/day (trying to taper)
Lialda 4/day

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   Posted 8/19/2007 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
It is probably withdrawal. If it doesn't get better in a few days you may want to call your GI. I always get headaches when tapering off pred.

100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-9 a day (attempting to cut this down to 6 by slowly tapering), acidopholis pearls, just added Prilosec OTC
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   Posted 8/20/2007 5:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I had severe withdrawal when I tapered. Every 2 weeks for 5 months I would get severe headaches and vomiting for 1-2 days. I have had 1 more episode of this since May and I think it was a mind / body triggered episode.

February 04: Rushed to hospital with severe blood haemorrhage. Diagnosed with indeterminate UC in 2/3 of my bowel. Treated with heavy doses of Pred; started Salofalk tabs and sups.


April 06: First major flare – more haemorrhaging. Colonoscopy once against confirmed indeterminate UC.


May 06: Started 40 mg Pred. Weaned down to 10mg by July 8, held at 10mg until December 20, tapering 1mg every 2 weeks, 5mg a day as of February 14. All this plus 10 Salofalk tabs daily.


Jan through May 2007: Suffering from severe headaches and vomiting likely caused by prednisone.


Feb 26 07: Started Imuran with continued success.


May 12 07: Final dose of prednisone after 50 weeks!

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 8/20/2007 8:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I had headaches and all over muscle pain last week. Stopped the pred altogether, wasn't making a big difference except for the side effects. I'm actually better bowel wise this week without it
Current meds

Prednisolone 30mg daily (stopped, didn't work, side effects worse than bowel symptoms)
Omeprazole 20mg daily (don't need now off Pred)
Fish Oil 1000mg
Asacol MR 400mg x2 3times/day
Aloe Vera
Multi Vit

Diagnosed '96 ?colitis?crohns (biopsies inconclusive)
Remission for 11yrs, no meds
Current flare since April 07, awaiting scope

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 8/20/2007 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hang in there B-Girl. Your body just has to adjust. Don't forget to eat as healthy as possible and drink lots of water. Your body will take time to adjust so you want to help it out if you can. I am finally starting to taper prednisone and have been getting mild headaches so i kind of know what your going through.
Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
currently:  I can honestly say Under Control now after 1 yr flare.
RX/day:  20mg prednisone; 2400mg Asacol; 150 Azathioprine
OTC: Acidophilus Pearls; seldom use vitamins & other natural treatments
FYI: Began SCD diet 5/1/07 and caprylic acid-UC improved dramatically.

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 8/20/2007 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I always get headaches during prednisone withdrawal - every single time. I usually have them for a 2-3 days after I taper the dose.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 8/20/2007 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
i am tapering and i have headaches, mainly behind my eyes. hang in there!
-currently having a flare
-prednisone (tapering), rowasa enema, Lialda (4 pills 1 time a day), canasa, probiotic, multivitamin, calcium with vitamin d, iron

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