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Mon, June 24, 2019 7:12 PM

Has anyone been on this medication? I see my gastroenterologist July 18 and he is out for 2 weeks and he prescribed me budesonide until he gets back and my mom and I talk with him about my problems. Does anyone have trouble with the bathroom? 

FPO 2015Girl
Joined Jun 24, 2019

Thu, July 11, 2019 2:31 PM

Reply posted for kv1562.

I was prescribed budesonide by the consultant and it has enabled me to continue working albeit at reduced hours.  9mg for 6 weeks then 6mg for 12 weeks and now about to reduce to 3mg to see how it goes.  For me symtoms imporved greatly weight now steady, chronic pain gone though occasionally have a ‘bad day’.

FPO Paul Hancock
Joined Jul 11, 2019

Thu, July 11, 2019 12:40 PM

Reply posted for 2015Girl.

My son (7yrs) was prescribed this medicine.  He takes it 2x a day and so far his accidents have started to decline.  He has been on it for the past month and a half.

FPO lionheart393
Joined Jul 11, 2019

Mon, July 08, 2019 10:04 AM

Reply posted for cjbartels.

I was just diagnosed with Crohns and my doctor prescribed me budesonide as well. 9 mg per day. were there any other side effects you experienced while taking it? I havent begun taking it because I have read so much and am entirely overwhelmed by everything on the internet. 

FPO kv1562
Joined Jul 8, 2019

Sun, June 30, 2019 5:05 PM

Reply posted for 2015Girl.


I have had very good results with budesonide.  I will be weening off it next month, I am a little scared that my symptoms will come back, so I am keeping my fingers crossed.

It did take a week for it to "kick" in for me, but otherwise I have not had any issues with it.


FPO cjbartels
Joined Dec 8, 2018

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