Crohn's Disease Forum » Treatment » Prednisone/Entocort » Pred tapering - swollen tummy after eating

09-02-2013, 06:59 PM   #1
alyssa519's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: chicago, Illinois
Pred tapering - swollen tummy after eating

I am currently tapering my prednisone (30mg now from 40mg originally) for the second time. The first time I tapered, I got down to 20mg before ending up in the hospital with dehydration and my crohn's flaring again. Back on the pred this time, my crohns symptoms have gone down, and I'm eating all the time and gaining weight again (which for me is good!). I'm noticing now that when i eat, my abdomen looks really swollen, kind of like i imagine it looking if i was pregnant. It eventually goes down, but it feels very firm and lasts for hours, no matter how much i eat. I'm in no pain, so i'm not concerned about a blockage at this point. Anyone else have this symptom? Is it medication related? Will it go away? I'm also taking 6MP 50mg daily, Protonix, and ive had 2 remicade infusions so far. Thanks!
09-02-2013, 07:03 PM   #2
Senior Member
lblair's Avatar
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Circle Pines Minnesota

My Support Groups:
Hi I use to get like that to I cut out Gluten because I'm allergic I still get bloated but not as often or bad I was told that the bloating is part of the disease. Hope that helps!!
Blessing Lisa

Current Meds:
Randitine 150 mg twice a day!!!!
Effexor 37.5mg 2 tabs everyday
Cymbalta 60mg everyday
HZTC 25mg/12.5mg-high blood pressure
Glipizide 5mg before breakfast and dinner
Vitamin D
Gabapetin-300mg three times a day!!!
Fish oil

Meds that have not worked:

Bowel resection on 3/24/2014
09-08-2013, 11:53 AM   #3
phoenix23's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Deerfield Beach, Florida

My Support Groups:
I am in the process of tapering, too. I apparently became prednisone dependent in the last year...I am so tired of being dark and moody and bitchy (I go off on people in parking lots and grocery stores. I was NEVER that sort of person before). I am down to 15mg this week and should be totally off by end of month.

edit - Oh, I meant to add that I have been bloated the entire time I have been on prednisone. I even had someone ask if I was pregnant a few months back, so I hear you. Nothing has helped it for me, unfortunately.

Crohn's Disease Forum » Treatment » Prednisone/Entocort » Pred tapering - swollen tummy after eating
Thread Tools

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:25 AM.
Copyright 2006-2017