Never thought I would be happy to take Prednisone, well I am thrilled........probably wont be in the next couple weeks though once I have been taking it for two weeks!
Had my Kidney biopsy last Wednesday. Went over the results this am. My dx is MCD 'Minimal Change Disease'. The good thing about this is that after 6 mos of prednisone use I have a 70% chance of it being in remission forever. If I am in the 30% then likely another round of prednisone will do it. If not then will need to deal with that then.
I feel like I have a second chance at life, I was so worried and worked up. I am going to try to stay positive that the prednisone will put me in remission the first time.
The prednisone, may help me w/my flare up too???
I will be taking 60mg of prednisone a day, starting tomorrow am and also Fosomax (in two weeks to know which symptoms are caused by which drug) to prevent bone density loss. Then have follow up's monthly and slowly taper the prednisone down over 6 mos.
I really can't beleive, it.....I am going to be ok!!! Well it could turn out to be FSGS, which is not good, but I am going to go with the MCD!
I told my husband that I will likely be a beotch for the next 6 months and he was like how is that different? (he was joking = )
Thanks Quincy and Zurich, for your support!!
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Lialda 2.4mg 1xday since 8/24/07 (prev. Asacol 4800mg day)
Calcium and Vitamin D 500 mg 2xday
Simvastatin 20 mg 1xday
Diovan 80mg 1xday (dx: hematuria w/proteinuria): I have normal blood pressure, this is for my kidney - waiting for a dx.