So tired after BM and stomach pains

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MNBeachgal
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   Posted 11/12/2012 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
If you've read my other post you know I've been having a hard time this past weekend after being just about out of my flare last week.  Well now I have watery BMs after anything I eat. I just had cereal this morning and now my stomach hurts and I feel so weak after the BM. I don't have any blood in there though.
 
What can I do to get my energy back and be able to eat again?  I haven't really eaten much all weekend, but I did eat soup saturday night and that didn't make me sick. But since yesterday anything I eat makes me sick and now this morning the stomach pains start. After I took my enema last night I also felt really sick and had a horrible pain in my lower colon, rectal area. Right now my stomach hurts so bad I feel as though I could throw up.  Can I get myself back to normal after all this?
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UC - diagnosed 1994, in remission for 10 years, currently trying to get over a flare
Meds: Prednisone 2.5mg; Colazal 3 pills/3x day, 2 mesalamine enemas a day, Align probiotic, iron, calcium, folic acid, L-lysine, Zyrtec, Yasmin, multi-vitamin, evening primrose oil, zinc

sherbear46
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   Posted 11/12/2012 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I would go very low residue diet and see if that helps. Cereal and milk aren't the best things to eat if your not feeling the best. Wonder if on top of everything you have a bug of some sort. Do you have any bentyl and lomotil to take?
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Sheri-39 years old

Diagnosed UC/IBS April 2009-suffered over a year prior to diagnosis.

Currently taking Lialda 2 tabs in am, Protonix 40mg every day, Allegra, Zyrtec, Probiotics, Vitamin D3, Calcium, Zocor and Generic Rowasa enema twice a week.

Currently in Remission since June 2011.

MNBeachgal
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   Posted 11/12/2012 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I did just take some Levsin (Hycosamine). I'll see if that helps. It hasn't been doing to much the past few days.  I'm just not sure what to eat when I couldn't even handle mashed potatoes last night. Usually that would be ok for me if I'm sick.
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UC - diagnosed 1994, in remission for 10 years, currently trying to get over a flare
Meds: Prednisone 2.5mg; Colazal 3 pills/3x day, 2 mesalamine enemas a day, Align probiotic, iron, calcium, folic acid, L-lysine, Zyrtec, Yasmin, multi-vitamin, evening primrose oil, zinc

ItsAlwaysSomething
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   Posted 11/12/2012 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I think you need to take a close look at what you're eating.
Many of us have eliminated lactose and gluten products from our diets and have experienced improvements.

My go-to meal if I have problems is chicken broth with well-cooked vegetables like carrots and sweet potatoes. Might add some rice but no pasta (gluten).
Gluten-free products made with corn do not agree with me.

Definitely no fiber, definitely no dairy. Drink only almond milk.

Hope this is helpful.
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Diagnosed pancolitis 12/2003, Colazal generic (balsalazide).
Benebiotic probiotic, multi-vitamin with iron, Starwest organic slippery elm powder, L-Glutamine, fish oil, whey shakes and transdermal LDN. Avoid lactose and most gluten products.

quincy
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   Posted 11/12/2012 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I'd nix the cereal...can you have just a boiled egg and a small piece of toast?

Are you on the enemas? how many?

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*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO for PBC(or PSC?) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!

MNBeachgal
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   Posted 11/12/2012 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I've never had any issues with gluten and am not allergic to it. I'm not lactose-intolerant either. I think right now my digestive track is just so upset. I've never had issues with any of these things when i'm fine - in face I didn't have issue with them last week. 
 
Quincy, I'm still on the 2 enemas a day as in my Sig.  Toast is a good idea, I don't know why I didn't think of that. I'll try the soup again for lunch too and some crackers as that seemed to work Saturday night.  I haven't been taking my 2nd metamucil dose during the day the past few days. I know I usually need 2 doses a day to keep my BMs formed.
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UC - diagnosed 1994, in remission for 10 years, currently trying to get over a flare
Meds: Prednisone 2.5mg; Colazal 3 pills/3x day, 2 mesalamine enemas a day, Align probiotic, iron, calcium, folic acid, L-lysine, Zyrtec, Yasmin, multi-vitamin, evening primrose oil, zinc

Madcat25
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   Posted 11/12/2012 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Agreed as above. Check your diet and I recommened the chicken broth for every meal. Are you taking any meds for the stomach pain?
Ulcerative Colitis diagnosed Oct 2007. Prednisone for flares until Oct 2012. Currently in hopes of remission with new meds -> so close, have 1-2 fairly solid BM per day but have 3-4 yellow liquidy. So close!!!

Currently on: Prednisone 40 mg, Imuran 50 mg, Ultimate Flora x1, Remicade 300 mg (2 infusions).
Failed: 5-ASA, Asacol

MNBeachgal
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   Posted 11/13/2012 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Just taking the hycosamine (Levsin). It helps for awhile but doesn't seem to completely take the pain away. Doesn't take the stomach noises away either.  Today the gas is worse and still no formed BM, AND I have that pain in my lower left abdomen.  Plus left side and back pain again.  Especially hurts when gas pops over there. Sigh....if I have to go back up on the prednisone again I don't know what I'll do. I'm not sure how long to wait before calling the doctor either.  I swear they are getting SO sick of me calling them.  They've gotten to the point where the doctor won't even call back, he'll just send me a letter in the mail! Then I have to wait a week to see what to do since it takes that long to get the letter usually.  What is this, 1950?  Can't they use email or call me back??  Geez....
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UC - diagnosed 1994, in remission for 10 years, currently trying to get over a flare
Meds: Prednisone 2.5mg; Colazal 3 pills/3x day, 2 mesalamine enemas a day, Align probiotic, iron, calcium, folic acid, L-lysine, Zyrtec, Yasmin, multi-vitamin, evening primrose oil, zinc

Somedude
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   Posted 11/13/2012 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
The doctors want easy patients, not like us. We're troublemakers.

They will send you a letter because with email, you can respond too quickly and for sure they ain't going to pick up the phone. lol They know about the disease as much as you and I.
DX Ulcerative Colitis (pancolitis) - May 2011.

"Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you' gonna get. " by Forrest Gump

MNBeachgal
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   Posted 11/13/2012 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Well this is Mayo Clinic, they USED to be known for their exceptional care of patients. Plus, shouldn't they be a little more technologically advanced that the average doctor's office??  It seems to be going downhill there instead of up.  They are the only place where I've ever had doctors actually call me back.  18 years ago they'd call back even on a holiday!  Now they won't even call on a regular workday in the middle of the day.  I'll admit this GI did call me a few times at like 6pm on a Friday after he finished all his work but now they don't seem to call anymore. I got pretty excited last week thinking I wouldn't have to call these people for quite some time again. 
 
The GI office I went to here before in my local area wouldn't call back for like 3 days!  When they did, it was some assistant who called back and usually didn't really have an answer. Most of the time I had to call them back and remind them I was waiting for a call.  Aren't there good GI's anywhere??
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UC - diagnosed 1994, in remission for 10 years, currently trying to get over a flare
Meds: Prednisone 2.5mg; Colazal 3 pills/3x day, 2 mesalamine enemas a day, Align probiotic, iron, calcium, folic acid, L-lysine, Zyrtec, Yasmin, multi-vitamin, evening primrose oil, zinc
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