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budesonide anyone with experience?

Mon, June 24, 2019 8:43 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

Wed, October 02, 2019 9:40 PM

Reply posted for 2015Girl.

Budesonide helps but is only a temporary solution.  I feel great when on it.  My joints don’t hurt and symptoms go away.  I get put on it when the next medication we try doesn’t work.  I gained weight, had moon face and bloated stomach.  Ended up with type 2 diabetes after gaining 60 lbs in 5 years.  Use with caution.  Try not to stay on it long if possible.

FPO dagney999
Joined Oct 2, 2019

Mon, September 09, 2019 1:33 PM

Reply posted for 2015Girl.

My experience with Budesonide was giving me headache.  Since I have UC, my doctor changed it to Budesonide XR(extended reliece, "Uceris").  My insurance took one month to authorize the medication (XR) though.

FPO Laflorette
Joined Sep 9, 2019

Thu, August 15, 2019 10:46 PM

Reply posted for 2015Girl.

I was on budesonide for a month earlier this year and while I didn’t have any negative side effects it also didn’t help my flare.

Joined Aug 15, 2019

Sun, July 07, 2019 1:36 PM

Reply posted for 2015Girl.

Hi there! I’ve been on an 8 week Budesonide therapy and seem to be doing better. I personally haven’t had much side effects if any at all. Hope this helps!

FPO Cleshon
Joined Jul 7, 2019

Fri, June 28, 2019 5:52 PM

Reply posted for 2015Girl.

I was on Budesnide for about 2 months. (this past  April and May) The only side effects I had was acne. It helped with my inflammation. It also made me hungry. 

FPO Jams3s
Joined Jun 28, 2019

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