So I got my present today.... (cold).

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Madcat25
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   Posted 12/25/2012 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Woke up with sore throat, headaches, and the sniffles. Im still in a weird half flare and I was wondering what you guys do. Im scared to take any tylenol or anything in case it makes my flare worse. Usually i abuse the neo-citron. Thoughts?
Ulcerative Colitis diagnosed Oct 2007. Prednisone for flares until Oct 2012. Currently in hopes of remission with new meds -> so close, 4-6 BM per day usually solid.

Currently on: Prednisone 15 mg, Imuran 50 mg, Remicade 300 mg (3 infusions)
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sherbear46
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   Posted 12/25/2012 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Tylenol won't make your flare worse. Its the one kind of otc pain med that won't. When I get hit with a cold I use the Mucinex line of meds. Helps me a lot. Robitussin cough medicine is helpful too but may give looser stool depending on how sensitive you are to cold meds. Hot tea is wonderful for a sore throat.

Feel better.
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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.

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 12/25/2012 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I would probably go for tylenol as well. I have take other medications on necessary occasions and I've been okay but if I were flaring, I would be more hesitant to take an NSAID.
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Currently: 6mp (25mg) + Lialda (2400mg) + Canasa (1g PM)
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