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06-04-2010, 11:08 PM   #1
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This isn't really a post about Crohn's disease, but it's about prednisone.

My uncle was diagnosed with Wegener's disease and they put him on 200 mg of prednisone!!! Can you believe that? The most I ever took was 60mg and it made me insane. He says he doesn't really feel much side effects from it and he doesn't even have the moon face. I just couldn't even imagine taking that much of it!
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06-05-2010, 10:35 AM   #2
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That's unbelievable. I didn't even know you could take that much. The most I have ever been on is 40 mg. That is going to be one long taper!
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06-05-2010, 11:00 AM   #3
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I have taken 120 mg daily but was tapered quickly. Yes, it makes you feel terrible.
06-05-2010, 11:20 AM   #4
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Wow, 200mg?! How long does he have to take that?? I can't imagine what that would be like, 60mg was horrible enough!
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06-05-2010, 03:47 PM   #5
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I went & looked up Wegener's disease ~ gosh, and here I thought Crohn's was bad!!
06-06-2010, 08:45 AM   #6
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I went & looked up Wegener's disease ~ gosh, and here I thought Crohn's was bad!!
I know! I feel really bad for him. He's had all kinds of crazy symptoms from it.

I think he's on the 200 mg a day for 2 weeks then taper kind of quickly. He was on 80 for about a month and they decided it wasn't doing enough so they bumped it up. His doc said 200 mg is as high as they can go with it. Whew!
06-06-2010, 09:15 AM   #7
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Interesting, yeah, I was looking up more about it, too... Maintenance drugs like azathioprine and methotrexate are used for that condition, as well. I hope he can come off all the crazy prednisone onto something else that will keep him in remission!!
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