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Veebo
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   Posted 6/29/2009 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I keep having these painful urges to have  BM and when I go to do the business nothing happens.  My stomach has been off the wall gassy in the morning so as soon as I wake up I have to have a BM.  Then I usually go about 3-4 more times over a period of 2 hours.  But the last 3 weeks I have been have these additional urges (after already having had several BMs) to go and yet there is nothing there but some bloody mucus and or a tiny bit of D.  This goes on for several hours.  The blood and mucus has been ongiong for the past few months and I feel like my rectum is swollen.  According to my Dr. who did a colonoscopy during my last complaint of pain I have internal hemmroids.  But would that cause ongoing pain for weeks on end and these constant urges?  I am just so confused about this and can not find anyway to get relief.  I took pamine 2 weeks ago to try and stop this but it make me so much worse.  Any thoughts or advice would be greatly welcome.
 
Thank You 

ISF13+
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   Posted 6/29/2009 12:51 PM (GMT -7)   
You are describing what I've been going through for the past several months. My GI doc tried putting me on Canasa suppositories. Those only seemed to make it worse so I quit using them. I would constantly feel as if I had to go to the bathroom and like you, most of the time, I only produced a LOT of mucous and blood. Today I found out I have C-Diff from the sample my doc tested last Saturday. That explains my symptoms. Have you been checked for C-Diff??????
Crohn's Disease. 
Diagnosed 13+ years ago. 
Been in remission for short periods of time but each time I come out of remission my disease seems to have spread.  No longer isolated in my ileum, now from stomach down to rectum.  Currently have C-Diff.
Current Medications for the Crohns:  Humera 40mg injections every other week, Imuran 150mg, Levsin, Welchol 625mg, Prednisone 10mg(started weaning off, now going back up in dosing), Flagyl 250mg, Calcium, Acidophilus & Potassium
Previous Medications I've been on:  Asocal, Pentasa, Cipro & Entocort


patientspiders
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   Posted 6/29/2009 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I also have had these exact symptoms, getting progressively worse and worse since February... Cimzia has not stopped it.

I did/do not have internal hemmies as of my last scope in February. I could see hemmies being the RESULT of all this straining, but I find it hard to believe that they could cause the muscle spasms that are just killing me (and you, from the similar sounds of it).

The only relief that I find is from hyosycamine sublinguals (really weak muscle relaxer I think), and Imodium.

I have a doc appointment tomorrow where I am going to ask about all these symptoms in relation to the following:

~Gallbladder problems produce similar symptoms, and there's something called a HIDA scan they can use to check your GB functionality.

~Food allergy testing (could cause the immediacy and severity of spasms after eating... and cycles of bad bacteria and reactions coincide with timelines I've tracked in myself over the last 2 years)

~An RX level probiotic. The more research I do, the more I find that studies are showing that these good bacteria really don't survive their journey all the way to our "ends", so there are a few prescription only ones I'm going to ask about. Could be a goose chase, but I figure it's worth asking about.

~72 hour Stool Analysis. Apparently this is one of the most effective ways to figure out what your body IS and IS NOT absorbing. It sounds tedious, but it has to be better than 9 trips to the lu in the morning!

Re: the C-Diff test -
I was tested in January and the sample turned up "negative" for C-Diff. I did NOT however, have to refrigerate the sample. From what I've read, that can cause a mis-read. Did you have to refrigerate your sample for the C-Diff?
27f, dx'd CD July '05 after 6 fistula/abscess surgeries
Remicade '05 through '08, with no other maintenance meds (ah, those were the days, eh?)
Tried Humira. Failed. Tried Gluten Free. Leaning towards Failure there too.
Currently on:
Cimzia (started 2-12-09) Again, not helping much, if at all.
Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes, Forvia vitamins, and calcium chewies
Feeling a bit jaded lately, but trying to keep my chin up.


potatoqwn
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 355
   Posted 6/29/2009 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
This has always been one of my main symptoms. Have your tried Cortifoam? That seems to help me. Also, Lomotil helps the cramps and spasms for me. It is actually for diarrhea, but for me helps those awful urges.

ISF13+
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Total Posts : 202
   Posted 6/29/2009 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
PATIENTSPIDERS, in reference to your last comment "Re: the C-Diff test -
I was tested in January and the sample turned up "negative" for C-Diff. I did NOT however, have to refrigerate the sample. From what I've read, that can cause a mis-read. Did you have to refrigerate your sample for the C-Diff?"

All of my previous tests came back negative also. This time I was told to keep it frozen. Evidently the bug starts breaking down if not kept frozen. As your doc about that.
Crohn's Disease. 
Diagnosed 13+ years ago. 
Been in remission for short periods of time but each time I come out of remission my disease seems to have spread.  No longer isolated in my ileum, now from stomach down to rectum.  Currently have C-Diff.
Current Medications for the Crohns:  Humera 40mg injections every other week, Imuran 150mg, Levsin, Welchol 625mg, Prednisone 10mg(started weaning off, now going back up in dosing), Flagyl 250mg, Calcium, Acidophilus & Potassium
Previous Medications I've been on:  Asocal, Pentasa, Cipro & Entocort


Veebo
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 147
   Posted 6/29/2009 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the replies. I see my GI next week and I am going to ask about c-diff. I was tested for it but that was 2 years ago so it might be wise to have that run again. I know I have bacteria issues because xiafaxan helps me when I take it. But I can't take it too often. I am also slated to have my Gallbladder out at the end of July. But I am not so sure that will help to relieve this particular issue. I am also going to ask about some sort of suppository medication as I think that may give me some relief hopefully.
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