I take 24Mg caps twice per day and need to take 5 mg tabs once or twice per day of prednisone to control the itching that results from amitiza. The amitiza was prescribed for gastroparesis from long term diabetes although insulin controlled with A1c of about 6.2. The need to take prednisone has raised the A1c a bit and made control more difficult. In an attempt to make life a little easier, Amitiza has been dropped and another dose of miralax has been added to my usual two miralax per day and three Metamucil. So far, so good.
Hello. Sorry you are dealing with constipation. Glad the medication is working for you. Keep drinking that water!
Great A1c. My Endo says anything near six is incredible with prednisone. In fact he says an A1c up to 8 has been shown not causing any damage. Mine is 6.1 so I know how much work it takes. Been up and down on prednisone for eight years. Many measurements of this are ruled different at different labs.
The itching should be checked. Could be an allergy or if on one side of your back it could be shingles. Have it checked out soon.
Stay with your new method and good luck with this. I am getting over shingles and have had continuous prednisone and medication induced diabetes 2 for eight years. i can answer a question or two if you like, Karen
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