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Old Hat
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   Posted 2/4/2009 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Yesterday I felt a viral bug coming on; it started with some soreness in left throat/ear in AM. Then it changed to heavy sneezing, watery left eye, & constantly running nose. about the only time nose stops dripping (disgusting, yeah!) is when I lie down. I've had a few random chills, but no other major discomfort. Any way to deal with nose other than waiting for the bug to run its course? Anyone else dealing with this now? (Misery loves company dept.) / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

Post Edited (Old Hat) : 2/8/2009 6:47:44 PM (GMT-7)


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   Posted 2/4/2009 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   
You can try a decongestant for the runny nose such as Clariten D or Sudafed if you haven't already done so. Or you can even try Tylonel Sinus. I was pretty sick in early January with a nasty headcold. They are terrible! I hope you get over this quickly.......feel better.
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Old Hat
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   Posted 2/5/2009 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Sherry! This is a real devil. I couldn't even read yesterday because my eyes watered so much, in addition to nose. Lucky that Colazal has kept my intestines behaving so far. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])






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   Posted 2/5/2009 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I use a little bit of Vicks vapor rub under my nose to clear the stuffiness. Works well!

Carol

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basa0806
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   Posted 2/5/2009 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Yuck that's the worst! How can your nose be so stuffed you can't breathe out of it but it can run like a faucet? I'll probably regret saying this but I haven't been since all winter but I definitely feel your pain!
Sam
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Sara14
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   Posted 2/5/2009 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Colds suck! Sorry to hear you're dealing with one. Have you ever tried using a neti pot? I did during my last cold and I think it may have helped me get over it quicker than normal, but it's hard to tell. It really helped to flush out my sinuses, but maybe that's not what you need right now. Hope you feel better soon!
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa; Canasa; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; sublingual allergy drops


beartooth
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   Posted 2/5/2009 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I hate the smell, but that Vicks really does the job to clear up the sinuses! Hopefully this cold will pass quickly and not cause any distress to your intestines.

Feel better soon.
 
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ UC in May '06, had symptoms since '99
Meds & supplements: VSL#3, Lialda, Allegra, multi-vitamin, Wellbutrin XL, fluoxetine, and vit B-12.
Spinach/sunflower seed diet for over two months with positive results!


ithurtsmom
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   Posted 2/5/2009 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
 
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haileys letter
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   Posted 2/5/2009 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
 
 
 The Neti pot is the way to go. My husband has always gotten horrible sinus infections. Since he started using the Neti pot he hasn't had  to be on antibiotics at all. Whenever he feels a cold or sinus congestion coming , he uses it.
 
 Even my eight year old daughter uses it , for her sinuses.
 
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Diagnosed at 15months with UC (pancolitis) then  Selective IgM defiency
Took many medications, no relief,GI wanted to start her on Imuran.
Took her to a natural doctor. He did a detox on her body.
Going to the restroom 15 times a day, developed pneumonia,recieved shots of Rocephin (wide sprectrum antibioitic) within24 hours of Rocephin bowels were formed.Since October 26 2006 she has been well without any medications. She takes Forvia multi vitamin ,Natures Way Primadophilus Reuteri, Viactiv calcium chew daily.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Old Hat
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   Posted 2/6/2009 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, everybody! Fortunately this didn't involve anything sinus; it was very watery & gave me a low-grade fever for 2 nights. I didn't have much appetite except for chicken noodle soup & I think that saved me! Also stayed home from work for 2 days & spent most of that time propped up in bed, even though the fever made me feel restless. In the good old days pre-UC, I probably would have zapped this bug with hot/sour soup from a Szechuan Chinese restaurant. That really clears the head bigtime, but now my gut can't take the spice. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

Peety
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   Posted 2/6/2009 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I got a neti pot, haven't needed to use it yet but I saw one so got it because I have heard many great things about them.
I don't know where you live, but here you have to get the good decongestant - psuedoephedrine -- products behind the counter and sign for them (because it's used to make meth). The stuff on the counter uses a substitute decongestant and it's useless!
I rely a lot during colds on the nose spray antihistamine, because it WORKS. I get the 4-Way, because you can use it every four hours. I know you have to be careful not to use it too much or too long, or it will make your runny nose worse instead of better. But it helps me SLEEP, not because it makes you drowsy like antihistamine pills but because I can breathe.
Oh, and I find massages help, too! Treat yourself!
That's my advice!
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete$$ probiotic powder, then Forte, now a stronger one (50 billion). Doing much better, but still having some bad days. 


Sara14
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   Posted 2/8/2009 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
How's the cold? Hope you're through with the worst of it. =)
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa; Canasa; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; sublingual allergy drops; Ortho Tri-Cyclen


Old Hat
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   Posted 2/8/2009 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Sara! I was able to go to work Friday, all bundled up against the cold weather & armed with paper towel in case I resumed sneezing, etc. But I didn't, great! I'm still a bit congested & have less appetite than usual (maybe advantageous 'cause I can stand to lose 5 lbs.), but I did some errands over the weekend and enjoyed a walk in 50 degree sunshine this afternoon. Finally some decent weather!!!!!!!! Wow. Hopefully, the worst of winter is now behind us & viral bugs will leave town for a good while. Just to be on the safe side, though, I bought a new original Afrin nasal spray & checked to see where Claritin is sold locally, with Sherry's advice in mind. I would definitely try C. should this happen again-- but I still need to run that by my gastro before buying. (At least it's not full of artificial colors like Sudafed.) / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

Post Edited (Old Hat) : 2/8/2009 6:48:32 PM (GMT-7)


Mommy pooh
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   Posted 2/8/2009 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I thought I was having allergy issues but after last night and today, I think it's more. I had a fever of 102 and am still running 101 on Tylenol. My throat is VERY sore and it BURNS in my chest when I breathe. I try not to cough or breathe deeply. I go from chills to sweating very suddenly. My left ear hurts pretty bad on the hard bone behind my ear. I am going to be on the door step of my allergy specialist tomorrow when they open. I'm worried about strep or pneumonia. I'm pretty weak and dizzy when I have to stand up to go to the bathroom. I wouldn't wish this on anyone.
  • 26 years old, married, Stay-at-home Mommy to 2 year old daughter 
  • Ulcerative Colitis since Sept. 2004
    • 1st flare Sept-Nov 2004
    • 2nd flare Aug. 2007-July 08 
  • Currently taking:75mg 6MP, 4 Lialda, Loestrin 24, Allergy meds., Maxalt for migraines and allergy shots once a month 
  • 10/6/08 Found a 1cm kidney stone in right kidney.  Had the stone blasted and passed the fragments.

 


Mommy pooh
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   Posted 2/9/2009 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Went to the doctor this morning. It's bronchitis that is trying to progress to pneumonia. I have an antibiotic, decongestant, cough syrup, and have to do breathing treatments 4-5 times a day. I'm hoping this antibiotic doesn't wake up UC. I haven't had any trouble with Levaquin or z-pack in the past. He's got me on Avelox. I have no experience with it and he said it's a strong one.
  • 26 years old, married, Stay-at-home Mommy to 2 year old daughter 
  • Ulcerative Colitis since Sept. 2004
    • 1st flare Sept-Nov 2004
    • 2nd flare Aug. 2007-July 08 
  • Currently taking:75mg 6MP, 4 Lialda, Loestrin 24, Allergy meds., Maxalt for migraines and allergy shots once a month 
  • 10/6/08 Found a 1cm kidney stone in right kidney.  Had the stone blasted and passed the fragments.

 


Peety
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   Posted 2/9/2009 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you taking a good probiotic, too, so you don't lose good bacteria along with the bad?

I hope you feel better soon!
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete$$ probiotic powder, then Forte, now a stronger one (50 billion). Doing much better, but still having some bad days. 


Mommy pooh
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   Posted 2/10/2009 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I need to get one. I was going to get Digestive Advantage Sustenex. I thought people on here said to wait until the antibiotic is finished to add the probiotic. It's only five doses so including today I have 4 more.
  • 26 years old, married, Stay-at-home Mommy to 2 year old daughter 
  • Ulcerative Colitis since Sept. 2004
    • 1st flare Sept-Nov 2004
    • 2nd flare Aug. 2007-July 08 
  • Currently taking:75mg 6MP, 4 Lialda, Loestrin 24, Allergy meds., Maxalt for migraines and allergy shots once a month 
  • 10/6/08 Found a 1cm kidney stone in right kidney.  Had the stone blasted and passed the fragments.

 

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