After Prednisone therapy

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   Posted 11/18/2007 4:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Anybody feel stiff and sore in any of their joints after the use of prednisone for UC control? Pain and new problems for use of this drug? I cannot find info for the after-affects of this drug anywhere.

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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 11/18/2007 7:42 AM (GMT -6)   
yes, very common from what I've read from numerous sites.
2400mg of Asacol daily = (6) 400mg pills)
30mg of Prednisone daily = (3) 10mg pills)
fish oil
additional calcium & vitamin D
Bi-Flex (joint support)
protein bars / powders

started Prednisone & Asacol on Thursday 10-4-2007

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

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   Posted 11/18/2007 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Joint pain is definitely a side effect of pred. I had a horrible time w/ my hips and knees while on pred. I did 60mg for 3 days my last flare and my knees hurt so bad my hubby would have to get me out of the bed. I suggest heating pads and remember no ibuprofen....only tylenol.
Tabitha (Tab)

100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-6 a day, Acidopholis Pearls, Prilosec OTC
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   Posted 11/18/2007 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, Joint pain is definitely a side effect. I was on pred for only 3 weeks, and I thought I was going to die with the pain in my knees and hands. I thought that I was paralized in my right hand for awhile, for I could not move my fingers. It was scary.
All went away after I got off the pred

Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Currently in Remission

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