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   Posted 12/9/2008 10:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,
As you know, I have begun taking Entocort 9mg last Wednesday. I have tolerated it okay so far I guess, however, I am having some symptoms that don't seem right. For one, I am actually having more BM's than I was before. Secondly, the amount of gas is unbelievable! (My kids think this is hilarious! LOL) Also, my a** is really starting to get sore. SO, my question is, is this normal? Will my symptoms get better or should I contact the GI? No D, but I don't get D even in my worst times, just increased frequency. Nothing else has changed. However, interestingly I am losing weight faster (still doing WW) than I have been during the last few months. And for the person who asked about more frequent urination on Entocort, yes I am going a lot more, but only during the early hours of the day. Anyway, what do you think?
P.S.--It is helping the joint pain.
P.P.S.--I reached goal at Weight Watchers, finally! I lost a total of 32.6 lbs.
CD since 10/2005
Entocort EC (9 mg)
 Imuran 100 mg once daily
 Lomotil as needed for cramps and D
B-12 supplement 1 mg daily
Women's Multivitamin
Biotin 1mg
Calcuim with Vitamin D 600 mgs
Pepcid AC OTC 1 daily
Synthroid (Thyroid)
New Orleans, La, US

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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 348
   Posted 12/9/2008 10:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I did not have any of those effects when I took Entocort EC. It just helped my acne. But I still had blood in my stools.
27m - Dx January 2005 and given 80mg Prednisone to taper off and 12 tablets of Asacol
Normal medication: 12 tablets of Asacol daily
Right now (which is not working) after bleeding everyday in BMs: Prednisone (30mg to taper off of for 6 weeks, Azathioprine, Controloc, Potassium, Iron, Multi-Vitamin

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Date Joined Feb 2004
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   Posted 12/9/2008 11:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know but you should share these symptoms with your doctor.

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   Posted 12/10/2008 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I did not have much luck with entocort but that does not mean it wont work for you. Doc usually made me try a new med for three months unless I had a bad reaction. He said it took that long for the body to start reacting to it. I would give him a call and just see what he says though.
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