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01-21-2014, 11:29 PM   #1
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Hello everyone

I recently started prednisone at 60mg with a 10mg taper. I was feeling so much better having regular bowel movements , less cramps and even little to no bleeding. Now im down to 30mg it seems like all of my symptoms have suddenly resurfacing. Has anyone else experianced this???
01-21-2014, 11:35 PM   #2
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Yes, I do every time I am on prednisone. It is wonderful- I can eat more like a regular person, and have an easier time with bowel movements. Now I am off, and miserable. If I eat, I pay for it- terrible pain, and everything settles and hurts where my resection was. In addition, I go back to the thing ribbonlike stools. So...back to liquids for a while and then low residue.
01-21-2014, 11:38 PM   #3
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So basically I should start all over, my doctor told me to go back up 10 for now...so I did that .so liquids & ensure will set my bowels back??? I've been in so much pain and like u said the ribbon like stool
01-21-2014, 11:55 PM   #4
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I just go to the liquids and Ensure so I don 't have to deal with the bloating, pain, and the partial obstructions. I am waiting to start a steroid sparing drug. Probably methotrexate, but I don 't imagine it conrolling the inflammation as good as the steroids do. I hope your doctor comes up with a better plan for you - hang in there!
01-21-2014, 11:58 PM   #5
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Thanks so much, I greatly appreciate ur response! I wish I would've joined this forum makes me feel so much better knowing I'm not alone going through this
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