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I am a 39 year old female who was diagnosed with HSP in February of this year. I have been on prednisone off and on, mostly on, since then.
I started with the lovely rash on my lower legs and the swelling of my ankle joints. I had the stomach pain as well, however most of these symptoms went away each time I took steroids. My rheumatologist now has me on a prolonged treatment of the prednisone in efforts to "fool" my immune system into working properly. I am very, very slowly weaning off the drug. I can't wait until it's out of my system as anyone who has used this drug will tell you it is the savior yet bane of their existence. I can't even remember what it's like to feel like myself, the hormones completely changed not only my weight but my ways of thinking.
Anyway, I could easily start a new forum on the effects of prednisone but that is not why I'm posting.
If, when I discontinue the prednisone, my rash comes back my doctor wants to try a different drug called Colchicine. This is apparently a medicine used to treat gout primarily.
Has anyone taken this medicine for HSP?
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