Crohn's Disease Forum » Treatment » Prednisone/Entocort » Never Want to take Prednisone Again

07-08-2013, 11:06 PM   #1
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Never Want to take Prednisone Again

Still side effects after weaning off prednisone. I don't want to take this medication ever again.
07-25-2013, 02:52 PM   #2
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I'm sorry you had a hard time with prednisone. It really is a difficult drug to handle and while it helps my crohn's flares, I hope I never have to go back on it again as well (as do many of us on this forum)

Hopefully by now you are off and most if not all of your symptoms have subsided.
Crohn's-Colitis May 2012
Current Meds:
6-MP (100mg) / Asacol (4800mg)
Past Meds:
Prednisone/ Entocort / Flagyl
Current Supplements:
B12 Shot (1cc/mo) / Multivitamin / Vitamin D (1000iu) / Calcium (1200mg) / Omega 3 Fish Oil (4800mg)
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Anemia/Borderline Anemia - whole life
Generalized Anxiety Disorder - 2009 (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness meditation)

08-12-2013, 09:10 PM   #3
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I'm with you! I call Prednisone the devil drug!!! It's not worth it! I gained 30 pounds, my face blew up like a balloon, my acne was horrible! I felt horrible in general! Never again!!! Budesonide is the stuff!
08-13-2013, 04:34 AM   #4
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It's funny I've been kind of missing it lately. For a while on prednisone I hated it, but then I got prescribed amitriptyline to take in addition to treat the restlessness and insomnia, and with those side effect treated I felt better than ever. I still did not like the hair growth, but my emotionally I felt really really good.

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