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Old 11-10-2003, 08:24 AM   #1
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I had a kidney transplant six months ago and am slowly tapering down on my prednisone. I am experiencing some symptoms that I have heard can occur from withdrawing on the prednisone such as moodiness, fatigue, and some discomfort in my joints. Has anyone else experienced anything like this?

 
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Hi
I had a kidney transplant six months ago and am slowly tapering down on my prednisone. I am experiencing some symptoms that I have heard can occur from withdrawing on the prednisone such as moodiness, fatigue, and some discomfort in my joints. Has anyone else experienced anything like this?
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Hi,

My age is 67. I've had a kidney transplant 7 years ago. My initial dosage of Prednisone was 15mg/day (Not sure re: exact amt...forgot.) for a short while and tapered down to 10mg rather quickly. I used to get bright flashes of light when blinking after watching a TV steadily. I now take 5mg but I have not experienced any reactions from the reduction, only the usage. So far the bones are still ok but my fingernails are a bit on the softside. I got a rubber tire for a waist now but I also am not that active. There are some at my clinic (Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL.) that take 1 to 2mg/day.

I also take 75mg Neoral AM, 50mg PM. That is a recent decline from 100mg AM and 75mg PM. Keeping the trough reading for Cyclosporine about 150 to 250.
I take 500mg Cellcept twice daily plus other meds not Xplant related.

My creatinine ranges from 1.1 to 1.5 depending on how hydrated I am. I was predicted a value of 1.5 avg. after the cadaver transplant. My "match" was 4 of 6 to the donor's (DNA, blood) values.

Remember, always pray for your donor and family. (Sorry, no offense meant if you are not the praying kind, but I do remember my donor EVERY time I have a bladder function). By some undeserved miracle I waited on the for 10 days before getting the Xplant.

The best of health to you. Hope things stay good for all of us.

 
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