I always felt better if there was something in my guts for them to chew on. If I didn't eat, I'd end up with monsterous cramps!
I've always split up my pred dose above 20mg. It keeps it more even in your system. However, like Kelly said, it kept me up at night. However, any pred dose gave me insomnia. Then as I was tapering I was SO tired, but couldn't sleep. Vicious circle...
Try to have a snack every couple of hours and see if that helps :)
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
Forvia and a Probiotic
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use. Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
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