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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 650
   Posted 12/2/2007 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been tapering my prednisone for about a month and a half now... I'm currently on 20mg every morning. I take two lialda with that every morning as well with food. 
I've been taking these usually at about 6:15 every morning and on weekends no later than 9 because I like to sleep in. But today I woke up really late.. like 10:00 and my stomach was seriously pissed at me haha. I had 4 bowelmovements and tons of gas and stomach cramping.
Did I mess up my stomach by going off my schedule by that much. I know that people on here have said to try to take it before 9 because that's a body's normal schedule.
I'm just hopin I didn't screw up the healing process.
Kara, 20
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis March, 07
-Left sided all the way up
-Was on Colazal..it didn't do anything for me. Had horrible flare up...been on lialda and pred since. Seems to be working!
Medications: Colazal 3 pills 3x a day
                  Prednisone - 30mg in the morning w/ food.
                  Lialda - 2 pills in the morning w/ food.

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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 12/2/2007 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I'm new the forum, but less so to UC.
I have been on oral steroids, incl. pred, and I found that it is good idea to take the pred around the same time every morning.  If I took it late, my body would let me know.  That said, I don't think its cause for alarm.  Just make sure you take your dose as soon as you remember in the morning and you should be okay (I once went home from work at 9:30 in the morning to take meds I had forgotten and then went straight back.  The dog didn't know what was going on!).
pan colitis (diag: Nov 05)
Meds: salofalk7 to 10 tabs/day depending on disease status; imuran 75mg/day; entocort when flaring; cortifoam when flaring; pantoloc; VSL#3; vitamin D and calcium; fosomax

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2148
   Posted 12/2/2007 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I usually take the pred at 9am though somtimes, will be at 8 am or 10 am and a couple times not till noon and I was ok. I would think an hour would not make that much difference.
Beth, 32
UC Diagnosed March 2000 (30 cenitmeters)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly;Hydrocortisone e's tapering, Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60/40mg alt days 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Potassium 600mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.

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