More cramps and more mucus.. What do I do?

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   Posted 3/9/2010 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
   Hey guys. I have been pretty good lately but for the past three days Ive been getting more and more crampy, and in the mornings when I sit on the toilet I release my morning flatulence and I get some mucus that shoots out.
   Luckily there is no blood as of yet. What do you think I should do? I am on a half dose of Apriso (mesalamine). Should I bump it up for a few days? Should I call my GI? Should I wait and see if I get better again?
  PS: 2-3 BM's a day (well-formed).

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   Posted 3/9/2010 11:40 AM (GMT -7)   
My husband's GI is a really great doc, and he always wants to know when things change for the worse. So, if my husband's condition changes - goes from formed stool to D, or has pain, etc. we tell his GI right away - so that we can get to the right course of treatment right away. I think though my husband's case is more complicated then most because of his recurring c-diff infections.

If your doctor's nurse can take a message and get back with you quickly regarding what the doc recommends, this is what I think you should do. This is how it works for my hubby - we leave a message for the nurse, and she gets back to us with what his GI recommends, and usually we get the answer the same day.

Now if your GI is not very patient friendly like ours is, you maybe better upping the dose of Apriso to keep things from getting worse until you can hear back from your doctor.

I hope things get back to normal soon.

Husband with Crohn's
Diagnosed March 2003 Ulcerative Proctitis
Diagnosed March 2008 Crohn's & C-diff, hospitalized 45 days
Crohn's in Remission since June 2008
C-diff recurrence Sep 2009
Reactive Arthritis Nov 2009
Currently c-diff free
Osteopenia of spine (Mar 2010)
Canasa (1gm), Lialda (4.8 gms), Remicade (8 weeks)
Currently In Remission

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   Posted 3/9/2010 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I believe you need to contact your doctor about this. We are not medical professionals so its always best to run it by your doctor first. Good luck and do keep us posted.
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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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   Posted 3/10/2010 2:35 AM (GMT -7)   
This is how my flares usually begin - lots of gas and mucus.  My drs usually have a "wait and see" attitude though, so I changed my diet. 
33 yr old Female
Crohn's Colitis
DX 12/06
Currently on Remicade, starting Humira, 55 mg Prednisone, Multivitamin, Calcium, Probiotics, Vitamin D, a few other herbal supplements my natureopath has me on.
Eating a Macrobiotic diet, no meat or dairy, trying to cut way back on sugar and white foods.  Trying to focus on a more holistic approach to healing. 

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