Started Prednisone today 60mg

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Beth75
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   Posted 9/7/2007 6:04 AM (GMT -7)   
When do the side effects typically start?  Am I going to feel weird today?  Kinda dumb question but am curious.
 
Will be on 60mg for 1-2 months then tapering 4-5 months, then hopefully done.
Beth, 31
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Lialda 2.4mg 1xday since 8/24/07 (prev. Asacol 4800mg day),Calcium and Vit D 500mg 2xday.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20 mg 1xday
Diovan 80mg 1xday. May be from hypersensitivty to Sulfasalazine (2000 to 2006), cause unknown.


bk1579
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   Posted 9/7/2007 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Beth, when I started Prednisone, I started at 40 mg and felt fine...The side effects started to kick in a few weeks after (2-3)...Although, I really haven't had major side effects...I just get a little irriatable and have a huge appetite...I weighed 135 when I started pred about 5 months ago, and now I weigh about 145, so I have gained a little weight...Nothing too drastic...I've tapered off a couple of different times, and as the doseage decreases, my huge appetite and irriatability seems to diminish...My face in a little bit more round, but still, not too bad...I do know that pred seems to effect people in all different ways...That's just my experience...Hope you do well!!

 

Brandie


MitzMN
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   Posted 9/7/2007 6:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I went bonkers on 60 milligrams. I know other folks can take that level (and more!) and not feel any effects, but it made me crazy. Of course, I had clostridium difficile and started Flagyl at that time and I was off my long-term antidepressant and starting a new one that made me crazy, too. It was, overall, a crazy, crazy, scary time in my life.

It can certainly put a stop to inflammation and symptoms. It'd a God-send when you need it. I hope it works well for you.

Mitz
Sporadic proctitis since about 1985. Mother had UC, then J-pouch surgery 1983.
DX'd with clostridium difficile in 2000. Prednisone, two courses of Flagyl, then Vancomycin finally got rid of it. Symptomatic with UC after that.
Colonoscopy in 2001 dx'd left-sided UC. Was pretty darn ill at that time. Treated with prednisone, Rowasa, Asacol. Asacol not working so switched to Imuran. Three small flares since in 2002, 2005, and 2007.
Gall bladder attack 6/13; ultrasound showed stones; surgery before end of 2007.
100 mg Azathioprine and 225 mg Effexor XR (for chronic, longstanding depression) daily.


Beth75
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   Posted 9/7/2007 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks Brandie, that is the most positive experience I have heard! Hopefully, I will have the same experience.

I know it's vain and I am thankful that I am going to be ok, but my friend is getting married in a month and don't want moonface,.......I also want to be healthy too, so I guess I don't get to pick!

I guess I need to follow the same advice I gave to someone a couple weeks ago.
Beth, 31
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Lialda 2.4mg 1xday since 8/24/07 (prev. Asacol 4800mg day),Calcium and Vit D 500mg 2xday.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20 mg 1xday
Diovan 80mg 1xday. May be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.


Harpo
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 262
   Posted 9/7/2007 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Thats a lot of Pred.. I always started at 40mg.. 30 actually is all i needed i think..
Male 36yrs old. Indeterminate Colitis 6 yrs.

100 mg 6-mp
Lialda 2 a day

Protonix
multi vitamin

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