Does past steroid use make you more sensitive to future steroid use?

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Red_34
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   Posted 12/22/2007 3:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I've never been on oral pred but I was on steroid enemas for about a year.  And I ended up with all the side effects of oral, it just took longer.  I was on a short bout of steroid enemas in my last flare and even though I was off the Colocorts for 8 months prior to this recent dose, I was still hit full force with the side effects like I never stopped them.  Now I have been off the steroid enemas again for 2 weeks but yesterday I was injected with a steroid in my sacroid joint and I feel like I've never stopped steroids again. Jitters, insomnia etc.  But I find that if I use cortesteroids for other things such as my trigger fingers or cysts in my joints that the same thing happens.  For anyone who has had to deal with steroids repeatedly, do you think your past steroid use makes you more sensitive to them?
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julee70
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   Posted 12/22/2007 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Sherry, I've never noticed that myself, but I suppose that everyone will respond differently. I've had several rounds of Prednisone over the years and I use Coritfoam occasionally as well. Each time, I will eventually notice 1 or 2 side effects at time goes on. (My favorite being the extra facial hair. Argh!)

I wonder if there is anything that can quell the jitters and insomnia. Maybe something that naturally counteracts that side effect? Hopefully someone here will have a suggestion. It seems like there should be something that wouldn't involve more meds.

How did the injection work otherwise? Are you feeling better?
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Past Meds: You name it; I've tried it.


Red_34
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   Posted 12/22/2007 10:17 AM (GMT -7)   
It's too early to tell if the shot worked or not - doc said it can take anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks before I notice the affect. But at least today I don't have constant pain when I sit down (He stuck like 10 needles in me - only 4 of which had medicine, the other 6 were location needles). And I was even able to get out and fight the holiday grocery shoppers today - what a hassle! lol

I've been up basically since 2 am because I felt like my whole nerves were on end from the steroid. It felt like I had a pot of coffee! And boy, wouldn't it be nice to have to NOT take medicine to counteract a medicine?!
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   Posted 12/22/2007 11:05 AM (GMT -7)   
My 16 yr experiance with pred is, it worked wonders the first few times I was on it and then after that it worked less and less until finally it had no benefits and was even starting to give me side effects like puffy face and weight gain and severe mood swings along with those tiny acne spots all over my back.

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chicagoatc
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   Posted 12/23/2007 8:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I have noticed that everytime I start up again on Predisone, it's like my body has memory. It doesn't take long at all (within a few days) before I'm feeling crazy and the rest (bloating, wt. gain, etc) are soon to follow. My MD said it's possible that it builds up in your body so it doesn't take as much to set you off in the side effects... great.

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29 years old; diagnosed since 1997 (but I've had it forever)
Current meds:
-Prednisone 10 mg!
-Re-trying Imuran; I'm at 75 mg now.
-Asacol 12/day
-Failed Remicade (8/06-8/07)
-Calcium + Vitamin D(for my steroid-affected bones)
-Buspar and Xanax for anxiety
-Prenatal vitamins (for the extra stuff, not for pregnancy)
 


dakotagirl
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   Posted 12/23/2007 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I noticed more side effects each time I took pred - and each time it took longer for them to go away :(
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Red_34
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   Posted 12/24/2007 6:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok, glad to know that I wasn't imagining things! :)
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