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AJ
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Date Joined Dec 2004
Total Posts : 677
   Posted 9/4/2007 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All!
 
It has been so long. I don't even recognize the names here! I was here a few years (I think) back, and so much has happened - I am going thru a flare right now, and I came back on mostly for the support for the depression!  PREDNISONE!
 
I am in an extreme amount of pain, so they've got me on a lot of stuff, so I'll try to make some sense while I catch y'all up!
 
In the past few months, I have gone thru 4 moves, a divorce, death, money stresses, pet separation, etc., etc... major stuff. So whew! Of course, I wind up in a flare. Then, last week they even hospitalized me. Apparently the oral steroids just weren't working. I had a colonoscopy and they found out that the UC had spread, but there was a "clear" (unaffected) spot in between 2 diseased parts of my colon. They think it may be Crohn's because of that, but they are not sure, since I had been taking oral steroids they think I may have healed up a little in the middle because of that. I have an appointment on the 6th to find out.
 
Anyway, thru all this, I met the most wonderful man, and he has been so supportive of me, and we wound up moving in together. Now, with these steroids, it's like I am a totally different person. It's like it's not just depression, it's almost a total personality change. I'm trying to stay positive, and luckily his mom's a nurse so she's kind of explained to him that I'll be emotional, but I am worrying so much for us lately, I'm afraid it'll affect my flare.
 
 
**SIGH**  Gah!
 
So is that a good introduction?? LOL!
 
Is anyone else here going thru the dreadnisone dumps? I'd really love to hear from anyone about it and talk thru it - I've always jumped on the boards during my flares for support and everyone's so great here, I look forward to getting to know everyone!

A J

Ulcerative Proctitis

 

Currently taking:

 

Ø        Asacol, 4 tablets 2x per day

Ø        3 mg Entocort, 3 tablets per day

Ø        Cortenemas nightly

Ø        Canasa Suppositories 2x per day

Ø        30 mg. Lexapro

Ø       25 mg. Strattera

Ø        Hydrocodone as needed for pain, and right now that’s a lot!

Ø        Pills, pills, pills, pills

 

 

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love4cats
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 458
   Posted 9/5/2007 5:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like you have been through hell in the last little while.  I start to flare when I go through stressful times in my life too.
 
I have never had to take Prednisone, thank goodness, so I can't really relate to what you are going through right now, but here is a big HUG for you.
 
 
 
Dx:  2006
 
Meds:  None so far. Garlic works to ease flares. My GI laughed when I told him and said it was just coincidence.
 
Diet:  Regular fresh garlic, Biobest yogurt daily, Omega 3 supplements, very limited junk food, carbs and processed food, low fat diet.  Lots of fresh fruit and veggies (limited potatoes).
 
 


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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 9/5/2007 5:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi AJ, long time no see! You sure have had a lot on your plate for sure. Hang in there lady and ((hugs)) to you.
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AJ
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2004
Total Posts : 677
   Posted 9/6/2007 1:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys! Thanks for the replies. Checked in late today since I had to work :(

I got to lower my dose a bit, I think I am going to taper off a bit faster than the doctor wants me to, but I just can't stand it! And my BF and I just got into yet another bicker match, because he didn't want to watch TV. HOW COULD HE!?!?!


I see the doc tomorrow at 8 am -

A J

Ulcerative Proctitis

 

Currently taking:

 

Ø        Prednisone 60 mg

Ø        Folic Acid 800 mg

Ø        Prenatal Vitamins

Ø        Fluconazole

Ø        30 mg. Lexapro

Ø       25 mg. Strattera

Ø        Hydrocodone as needed for pain, and right now that’s a lot!

Ø        Pills, pills, pills, pills

 

 

Click once a day, every day

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