I have been on varying doses of prednisone, 40mg to 20mg and back. About 15 days ago, I started getting horrific pain and muscle spasms across my chest and around my mid back. I even went to the ER thinking I might be having a heart attack. Thankfully, that was not the case. Saw my gastro doc last Monday or a flexible sigmoidoscopy and 3… Read More »Ulcerative Colitis and Prednisone Fractures
Intro: Zuzu……I too was in the travel industry and as such was familiar with food poisoning. I was in a position where appearance matters and was taking Accutane for acne. After several bathroom accidents, I was doing more cleaning than any of the housekeepers. Upon my return I collapsed on my floor and remained there for a week. Being single it took a bit for… Read More »Me Too
Within my story there are many recommendations including: Diet, Medications, Physical and Spiritual things to consider. For six months from June 2014 I suffered through my worst ever flare-up of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. I have had many mild/moderate flare-ups of ulcerative colitis, but in the past 5 years I had been mostly under control.
I just finished 5 weeks of prednisone, so I guess I might be in what you would call “remission.” However, my gut has been feeling a little shaky the last few days since I’ve been off and started Imuran. BM’s are down to under 5/day, but I am still having some severe pain before my first movement of the day.
My Gastroenterologist believes me to be a moderate to severe sufferer, I have not had any surgeries (knock on whatever happens to be around that resembles wood), and I am “medication compliant” as they say, which basically means out of desperation I obey the doctors.