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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 28
   Posted 12/26/2007 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   

I am having a bad flare of UC (says the colonoscopy done last week) with IBS and some funky virus (for the last 4 weeks fever spiking to 104 several times per day, joint pain, unquenchable thirst, no appetite, nausea, extreme bloating, constipation.....some of these symptoms seem to be IBS and others ??????) that has yet to be DXed.  UC was in remission for 5 years after a stint on Methatrexate.  Now on Rowasa enemas for 2 months, Prevacid that caused esophageal strictures and started prednisone 20 mg/day two days ago.

Anyone have any insight on mystery "virus" symptoms?  Anyone have active UC with no blood or ability to have unassisted by laxative bowel movements? 

I am new to the chat room, have had the condtion for 24 years but everything I have ever experienced before has been turned upside down in the last month.

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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 733
   Posted 12/26/2007 10:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had all those problems during a flare up.
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcourt, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle, etc...
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis with rectal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade
2007:Increased Remicade dosage-660mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia
Current meds: Remicade 660mgs every 6 wks ( had a reaction will start Humira in 6 weeks) Lomotil, Darvocet, Clorazepate

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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 528
   Posted 12/26/2007 11:00 PM (GMT -6)   
my first flare actually started as constipation, for what it is worth. feel better soon.
Pancolitis dx 3/07
12 Asacol/day
150mg Imuran/day (steroid dependent)
Various vitamins, a probiotic and fish oil.

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 12/27/2007 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   
They all sound like FLARE symptoms. Sorry.
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa and Canasa as needed
Aciphex, Effexor XR, BCP, Rhinocort nasal spray
Forvia and a Probiotic
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use.  Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
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