I started at 60 mg a day and for me muscle pain in my calves, crying (probably b/c I was in the worst flare of my life) and hot flashes. now that I am tapering 60mg one day 40 the next etc. mostly it's just the muscle pain and hot flashes, which are not too terrible. I just got my appetite back so I hope I don't gain weight, haven't yet and has been 1.5 mos, though I was really sick.
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Imuran 100mg 1xday;Remicade tests pending;Hydrocortisone enemas 1xday;
Lialda 2.4mg 1xday since 8/24/07 ; prev. Asacol 4800mg day
Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 80mg 1xday. Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.