Lori - the side effects of pred will go away sometime after you are off the pred. Since you're still having D, you might want to talk to your doctor.
The pred side effects are awful, I really feel for you. Hang in there! I hope you're feeling better soon :)
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Asacol 12 per day, Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa and Canasa as needed
Aciphex, Effexor XR, BCP, Rhinocort nasal spray
Culturelle, Biotin, Folic Acid, Forvia, Calcium, and B12
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use. Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
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