Posted 12/28/2007 6:38 PM (GMT -7)
thanks for all the replies. now, another related question - did it take awhile for the urgency to pass?? that is a lingering symptom for me, and I am hoping it will pass soon....

reading your responses has reminded me to be hopeful. many thanks to all of you.
Pancolitis dx 3/07
12 Asacol/day
150mg Imuran/day (steroid dependent)
Various vitamins, a probiotic and fish oil.

Posted 12/28/2007 6:52 PM (GMT -7)
1 to 2 in the a.m. yeah yeah yeah
Dx'D in 1990. Remission 1991 - 1/2005
Both flares were in extremely stressful times in my life
Colonoscopy 10/2005 80% of Colon diseased, or as I like to say "Intestinely challenged"
*****9/2007 dumped my GI who I refer to as "Satan" New GI, new med TOTAL remission with in 2 weeks.
Colazal 9 capsules a day*****

Posted 12/30/2007 10:43 PM (GMT -7)
Up until about a week ago I was in a bout a 2 month remission, and would go once in the morning, and sometimes again in the evening after dinner.
Posted 12/31/2007 6:34 AM (GMT -7)
Urgency is usually the second symptom to pass for me. Blood disappears first, then the urgency.
Current Medications:
- Asacol (4 pills, 3x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)
- Iron (2x per day)

Posted 12/31/2007 7:25 AM (GMT -7)
I'm headed toward remission too. 0 to 3 times is about right for me, though typically I go twice in the morning before I leave the house.....not sure why, it's like c'mon cant you all come out at the same time! (yes a conversation w/my bum). And sometimes I will have to go in the afternoon. My last remission it was clockwork, every day at 10:30 I would 'drop all the kids off in the pool'.

I still have some urgency, I know I can hold it but it hurts to hold and I got a hemi when I held it too long before, so I am nervous to hold it. Haven't had blood in two weeks now (knock on wood!).
Beth, 32
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ working on remission almost there
UC Diagnosed March 2000 (30 cenitmeters)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60/40mg alt days 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Potassium 600mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.

Posted 12/31/2007 2:29 PM (GMT -7)
I've been in remission for about 6 months or so (I define that as no bleeding or urgency). I go about 3 times per day.
Diagnosed with UC in 2002
Colazol 3X3
Rowasa X 1
Imuran 100 mg
5th Remicade infusion December 4, 2006

Posted 12/31/2007 3:32 PM (GMT -7)
Beth75 - funny, I usually go twice in the AM also, often within 20 minutes. and then maybe won't go rest of day. for what it is worth, I usually have that same conversation with my bum that you're describing...
Pancolitis dx 3/07
12 Asacol/day
150mg Imuran/day (steroid dependent, reached this dose 9/07)
Various vitamins, a probiotic.

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