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   Posted 10/28/2007 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone, I've been on prednisone for about 7 months...My highest dose was 40mg and now I'm finally down to 10mg...Hopeing to get off of it very soon...I have heard conflicting stories on how prednisone effects sex drive...One thing I read tells me it increases it drasticly, and one tells me it decreases it...My question is, those of you who are/have taken prednisone, how did/does it affect you? My sex drive or lack there of seems to have totally gone down the tubes...Thanks anyone who can respond to this issue...
28 Yrs old
Dx UC 3/07
4 Asacol 3x/day
30mg Prednisone
Remicade (3 infusions)
Fish Oil supplements

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 10/28/2007 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't feel like it's had any effect on my sex drive.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
C-scope confirmed UC diagnosis 9/18/2007
No explanation for right side pain and thickening of bowel wall
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.

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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 221
   Posted 10/28/2007 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm a 31yo male and I haven't noticed either. I've been on 40mg as well for 1 month.

I'm ready anytime of the day :)
Prednisone 10mg (1.5) tabs twice per day= 30mg per day

Asacol 400mg (3) tabs twice per day= 2400mg per day

started both meds on Thursday 10-4-2007

10-22-07- coming out of about an 8 week flare (my first one ever)

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 402
   Posted 10/29/2007 6:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I have absolutely no sex drive at all when I am on Prednisone. I could care less about any kind of intimacy. Thank God I have an understanding husband!
Current Medications:
- Asacol (4 pills, 2x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)

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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 260
   Posted 10/29/2007 8:16 AM (GMT -6)   
My sex drive is almost gone.  Not sure if it's the Prednisone or Imuran...has to be one of those I'm assuming.

---Nathan---  31 yr old male
Diagnosed May 2006 w/severe UC (pancolitis)
Currently in mild/moderate flare
2 400mg Asacol 4X day
20 mg Prednisone
1 multivitamin/day
2 grams calcium/day
75mg Imuran/day
100mg Tramadol/day for abdominal pain (as needed)
1 Fioricet ever 4 hrs as needed for severe migraines

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