Crohn's, intersticial cystitis and allergies

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jeanneac
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   Posted 1/8/2010 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
On Dec 14th, I remember reading a post by LMills about vitamins on the crohn's forum and it sounded like she also had IC. I was wondering how many of us on here have IC, allergies and crohn's. It got me to thinking because I have these issues although my IC is self diagnosed but I am not going through a cystoscope because I have been poked and prodded enough down there, thank you. I've had bladder infections all my life off and on. Sometimes, I only have symptoms and no bacteria grow out. Anyway, I was thinking about this and have felt sometimes a little bit of relief in my colon when I take antihistamines and 5 years back I rememberd that when I was on Bextra (now off the market) my colon was VERY HAPPY. So now, it has me wondering if all these inflammatory conditions are related for some of us, perhaps not all. Anybody else on this subject?
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location: sigmoid colon
localized scleroderma & IBS, low thyroid,claritin, advair, singulair, lisinopril, progesterone, colazal, fish oil, synthroid, zoloft, wellbutrin, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel
 


medchrt1
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   Posted 1/8/2010 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   
leaky gut causes inflammation as far as bladder and even further, and therefore can be associated with with or mimic the bladder infection as a result of having gut leakage. Metronidazole is supposed to help with a bladder infection or yeast infection and there is overlap then, here, with the prescription of metronidazole for crohns.

The antihistamine is an interesting approach ...in the following way...as the protein folding in crohns is genetic see XP1 in wiki regarding the mechanism. protein being made of amines is thus related to histamine in this manner.

medchrt1
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   Posted 1/8/2010 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
correction thats XBP1 ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XBP1

medchrt1
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   Posted 1/8/2010 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
just wanted to add that i thought that cimetidine was great medicine (Tagamet) if you can still find it in the liquid form, as it has been replaced by all the new stuff trying to make $.

I also found a site that has the newer ones (which are not the same as the cimetidine), but as you can see there is a great list of natural supplements like vit Bs. see http://www.allergyescape.com/allergy-relief.html

on another subject..did you know that antibiotics are just sugars with amine groups, aminoglycosides, go figure... a bit like taking vitamin B and adding sugar

sugarfoot
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   Posted 1/11/2010 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I have all 3. I've taken Zyrtec/Claritin/Benadryl daily for over 10 years (not together, I used Benadryl til it stopped working, then Claritin, now I'm on Zyrtec).
Crohn's Colitis - officially diagnosed Feb. 2005
(Imuran, Lialda, Folic Acid, B12 injections)
Interstitial Cystitis - 2002 (Elmiron)
Raynauds - 2005
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jeanneac
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   Posted 1/11/2010 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
You can still find tagamet in pill form. I take claritin and it works ok I suppose.
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location: sigmoid colon
localized scleroderma & IBS, low thyroid,claritin, advair, singulair, lisinopril, progesterone, colazal, fish oil, synthroid, zoloft, wellbutrin, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel
 


Fruitcake
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   Posted 1/11/2010 10:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I have not posted on this site for a long time but this topic was of interest to me because I had sinus and allergie problems
my whole life. I had constant sinus infections and was treated with bextra. I didn't know at the time that I had crohn's and one
of the symptoms I had was sores in my throat and nose. My crohn's progressed to the point that I had to have my colon removed
and after that happened my sinus problems and allergies went away. I ran across some information later that said that bextra
could cause some people to develop a kind of crohn's or colitis. I talked to my ENT doc about my sinus and allergie problems going
away after my colon was removed and he didn't think there was a connection. Fruitcake

jeanneac
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   Posted 1/11/2010 10:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Yea, bextra worked well for pain and I am lucky I just took it for a few days. I did find it strange that my bowels seemed good during the time I took it. That probably wouldn't have lasted long since that class of drugs was not only bad for the GI tract but it was taken off the market except for celebrex. What a shame you had to get your colon removed. Hopefully you are better now?
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location: sigmoid colon
localized scleroderma & IBS, low thyroid,claritin, advair, singulair, lisinopril, progesterone, colazal, fish oil, synthroid, zoloft, wellbutrin, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel
 


Fruitcake
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   Posted 1/11/2010 11:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I am like a new person. I will never be able to have a j-pouch because I have crohn's but having a bag is not so bad. I had my
surgery two years ago and I am drug free for the first time in fifteen years and I can do anything I want. I have even run two
half marathons to raise money for the crohn's and colitis foundation. I checked in on this site today because I have friends who
are still suffering and I wanted to see if there was any new information out there. I wish you well. You can always find me on the ostomy site. Fruitcake

jeanneac
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   Posted 1/12/2010 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
It is good to hear a success story, fruitcake. I am glad you are doing well. I think I'd rather have a bag than live in pain and discomfort the rest of my life too!!
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location: sigmoid colon
localized scleroderma & IBS, low thyroid,claritin, advair, singulair, lisinopril, progesterone, colazal, fish oil, synthroid, zoloft, wellbutrin, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel
 

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