High dose of Pred worked well

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marty1976
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   Posted 8/27/2007 2:01 PM (GMT -7)   
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.

keep the faith
Marty
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   Posted 8/27/2007 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Marty! That's great. Congrats! I've been working out more too....sure does make me feel better!
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jano437
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   Posted 8/27/2007 3:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Marty, that is great news.
Congrats
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   Posted 8/27/2007 4:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Terrific news! I will keep my fingers crossed and hope that the pred taper is uneventful.
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kb5
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   Posted 8/28/2007 5:53 AM (GMT -7)   
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!
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   Posted 8/29/2007 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Ditto Marty............great news and good luck with the tapering.

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