Entocort stomach aches?

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 6/30/2009 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I have UC, they say, although it feels more like Crohn's and my GI is starting to think so too - or maybe pseudomembranous colitis.
I am on entocort again, for the 3rd time in 2 years. It is not working this time and after 18 days I am struggling with stomach aches on top of everything else. Is it the entocort? Must be. Is it a serious side effect? Don't know - feels like it may be.
To add insult to injury, I was hoping this entocort round would provide relief as I head for a 2-week business trip complete with a huge conference presentation in Australia starting next Monday. So much for the relief plan!
Just a vent, I guess, thanks...
23 years of UC which started after quitting smoking. In and out of flares which are usually triggered by antibiotics. Latest issue is endless diarrhea without blood or mucous.


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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 7/1/2009 7:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I am not sure I have experienced it on Entocort, but I do know that Prednisone causes my acid reflux to get worse. Maybe talking to your doctor about your side effects might be a good idea.

Good luck
Gail *Nanners*
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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