High dose of Pred worked well

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   Posted 8/27/2007 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
That 80mgs did do the job. My appointment went really well on Friday and the docs in the hospital don't want to see me for 6 months. They reckon that the Pred did do me good and i am to try and taper off it over next ten weeks. I do feel really good at the minute and my frequency and urgency is improving. No blood in over 2 weeks, so i'm hoping i'm heading for remission.He done a few more bloods to check my liver and thyroid, but i'm confident all will be good.:)
I've also started walking around 5 miles a day,( i was doing around 2 miles) and i started a bit of weight training on Saturday.I'm hoping that with increased exercise my overall health will continue to improve. I certainly feel better than i have in a long long time.

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   Posted 8/27/2007 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Marty! That's great. Congrats! I've been working out more too....sure does make me feel better!

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 8/27/2007 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Marty, that is great news.
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   Posted 8/27/2007 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Terrific news! I will keep my fingers crossed and hope that the pred taper is uneventful.
Left sided Uc since '92 - meds - Colazal, Canasa (when needed), 6MP (50-75mgs), Forvia, Biotin (IN REMISSION - sort of!)
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   Posted 8/28/2007 7:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats! Let us know how the taper goes! I hope things keep going well!
Kelly, 29

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, Rowasa every other night, down to 20 mg pred.
75mg Imuran starting 8/23/07---fingers crossed!
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran twice daily for nausea

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   Posted 8/29/2007 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Ditto Marty............great news and good luck with the tapering.

60 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 ... left sided UC now, fully involved and trying to get in remission. Acute inflammation-pancolitis-tenesmus rectal pain-granulation is showing some healing started. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07  July 07 good days & bad days 75mg Imuran 40  mg prednisone (tapering 8/07) 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 3X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 20 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs  Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Colocourt enemas at night. Fosamax and mthly B12 shots folic acid 1mg

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