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SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 1/23/2009 1:02 AM (GMT -7)   
When I had my bad reaction to my Imuran (which I stopped now almost 2 weeks ago)  it was because I was doing severe vomiting and diahrea with blood in both. The ER told me to go to my reg doctor about the blood, so I did. He says its due to medication. Well, I just had blood in stool again (I mean like a menstration cycle flow from my stools). Is it possible for the imuran to stay in me nearly two weeks later? I just have this weird feeling that is all, and I'm scared. Should I go back to the ER? Should I call my primary doctor again? Oncologist doctor? What should I do? Im thinking something might be really wrong. All I know is a person should not have a menstration cycle flow of blood out of their tush.
 
Smurfy Shadow
 
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux
 
Medications: Imuran, Prednisone, Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D


marys1358
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   Posted 1/23/2009 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello,

If I were you I would diffently CALL your Dr. because NO that is not normal.I'm not sure about the medication being in your system but just wanted to let you know I saw your question .YES CALL the Dr.Please let us know what the doc says.

Take Care,
Mary
 Thanks,
  Mary
 
 Dx's -SLE Lupus,RA,Raynaud's,Sjorgren's also 2 Herniated Disc
 
 Medication - Prednisone.Plaquenil,Norvasc,Folic Acid,Nabumetone,Nortriptylin,Lyrica,Baclofen and Propo-N/Apap


FW
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   Posted 1/23/2009 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, hope you are beginning to feel better. After 10 days on my Imuran, I had a severe reaction. Temp spiked to 104 and the sharp, stabbing pin in my head was indescribable (I've had migraines and this was worse). My back - along the spinal cord - swelled up and I could barely move. I had an upset stomach and some lower abdominal cramping but no blood as you described. After a trip to the hospital, they took me off the Imuran immediately, and I began feeling relief about 24 hours later. But, it was probably a week before I felt the worst was over. I will never take it again!

Also, just mentioining - I am no expert. The blood as you described happened to me last summer, I was checked out and found to have "lupus induced pancreatitis". They put me on medication and are monitoring it, as that, too, can be quite serious. Something like the lupus decided to pick on my pancreas instead of my kidneys - how thoughtful!

HTH
Take care,
Fran

Dx: Lupus, sjogren's, celiac, severe allergies.
Daily Meds: Plaquenil, Zyrtec. Aciphex, Nasacort, Prozac, Ambien CR.
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Melissa D.
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   Posted 1/23/2009 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
This is definitely not normal. Please call your doctor. I have had GI bleeds, they need to do a scope on you to find out where the bleeding is coming from. I am really surprised they did not do that already. Have they checked your blood counts? Please demand these things get done. You obviously have something major going on and they need to find it.

Best of luck to you.
Melissa
Lupus - 1997   Fibro - 2001    Sjorens  -  2007   Raynauds  -  2008
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PattyLatty
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   Posted 1/23/2009 2:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Your pharmacist is a good place to start because they know more about meds than doctors, plus you can always get someone to talk to you right away. I make it a habit to have a good relationship with my pharmacist. But I'd let my doctor know too. Right away. Abnormal bleeding is nothing to fool around with.
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SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 1/23/2009 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I called the on call oncologist, who sent me to ER. Get this--ER could not find anything wrong. And I just had another spurt. The ER said I needed to go to my primary and get a endascopy (errr however u spell it) scheduled. They did labs, and they said it was "within normal range". My urine cathader was normal. They wanted a stool sample, but I became constapated (my luck). So instead they put the handup my rear (grossssss) and said they couldnt find blood. So they think whatever is bleeding opens then stops after dumping out. Any ideas?
 
Smurfy Shadow
 
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux
 
Medications: Imuran, Prednisone, Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D


hippimom2
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   Posted 1/24/2009 6:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry you didn't get any answers from the ER - I think the ER can be so frustrating. Please do make an appointment with your doc ASAP because someone needs to figure out what is going on. Keep us updated and take care of yourself.
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Barbara Lee
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   Posted 1/24/2009 10:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Smurfy Shadow:

Sorry it's taken me so long to respond to your post. I have to agree with the others you need to be seen ASAP by your primary care doctor. If you're loosing that much blood there's got to be a source of it. I know that sometimes when you have a hemorrhoid on the inside of the rectum they can bleed. However, I don't think it would be as heavy as a menstrual cycle.

I would ask my PCM to order both an endoscopy and colonoscopy to be done. I hope that your doctors can figure out why you're passing all this blood. Best of luck to you and please let us know how things turn out.

Hugs,
Barbara
dx fibro, SLE, glaucoma, cateracts, bells palsy, depression, migraine headaches, gastreopaersis, chronic anemia, RA,MDS (Blood Cancer). Tons of meds.

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