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07-13-2015, 11:31 PM   #1
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Stomach bug? Or something else?

Hi there!

So I've been on Prednisone since October, and I've been on 5mg for a long time now.

Everything has been going well, except yesterday I had terrible stomach pains and diarrhoea (sorry).

Anyway, I thought I was better today, but after eating a cup-a-soup it went straight through me like crazy I've also got stomach pains.

Is it possible it's just a stomach bug? :/ because I really don't want it to be another flare up - but it shouldn't be a flare up if I'm on Prednisone, right?
07-13-2015, 11:53 PM   #2
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Did you eat something that could have possibly set off the symptoms? Try liquids for a bit to let your digestive tract rest. Of course if you get worse contact your dr. You could have a stomach bug, could be Crohn's, or could just be having a couple of bad days. Hope you feel better soon.
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07-14-2015, 06:26 AM   #3
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We are certainly prone to the common gastrointestinal issues everyone else is.
If it gets really bad or there is no improvement in 24 hours call the doctor.

Hopefully it's nothing.
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07-14-2015, 09:21 AM   #4
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5mg is a very low dosage for prednisone when used for Crohn's. Is it some maintainance dose you are taking or a part of a slow taper ?

Are you on any "real" maintainance drugs ?

It could or could not be a flare. Try to slow down for a few days and see how you are doing. If it does not get better contact your doctor.

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