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   Posted 1/14/2008 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
seeing mu GI tommorrow
for over a week all I have been getting is dark diarrhea with blood no matter that I eat.

No stools just watery like

I am off Colazol because it gave me cramps

I am on Predisone 40mg

Is that more than just UC?
34 just diagnosed with UC
on Colazol 9 pills a day
4 times a day Predocine

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   Posted 1/14/2008 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
sounds like UC to me!
UC diagnosed 1991
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   Posted 1/14/2008 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like a really severe flare of UC, glad you're seeing your GI tomorrow!

Keep us posted! :)
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   Posted 1/14/2008 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Make sure you tell the Doc exactly the way it is cominig out. Good luck.
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Pred for flares. I still have my colon THANK YOU GOD!!!
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   Posted 1/15/2008 4:00 AM (GMT -6)   
sounds like what i saw when i looked in the toilet for the last year or so (13+ times a day)!
i had severe UC
steph - 31 - female - diagnosed UC in 2000
it was all over the place in my colon... but not anymore!
last month and a half has been fabulous with no UC symptoms at all (after a year long painfully horrible flare) 
weaned off everything now i can't sleep  =(
but i love remission woohoo!

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   Posted 1/15/2008 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
When did it go away? What meds did you take? please tell me? I'm losing weight!
34 just diagnosed with UC
on Colazol 9 pills a day
4 times a day Predocine

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   Posted 1/15/2008 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like the inside of your colon is a mess! The watery part is because the colon is so injured that it can't absorb fluids like it should. The blood from the ulcers that aren't healing.

It's going to take some time to heal because it is so damaged.

Prednisone will help control the inflammation - it has awful side effects, however, one of them is weight gain from the pred munchies! You will need a 5ASA - Asacol, Colazal, Pentasa, etc. If Colazal didn't work for you (didn't work for me either) you need to try another.

I recommend enemas as well. Talk to your GI about them. You'll probably need steroid (Hydrocort) and 5ASA (Rowasa).

Make sure you're getting enough nutrients. There are some "shakes" that are specially designed for IBDers. I want to say it's called Nestle Modulen - but could be wrong. Vitamins - if you can handle them. I suggest Forvia because it's specially designed for IBDers. They have a chewable too.

Let us know how the visit with the doc goes :) Hang in there!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Aciphex, Effexor XR, Forvia and a Probiotic
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   Posted 1/15/2008 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
It's offical I'm checking in to gte my remicide and steroid shots.

How long are you usually in the hospital?

A few days?
34 just diagnosed with UC
on Colazol 9 pills a day
4 times a day Predocine

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   Posted 1/15/2008 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Get stool test for C. Difficile if you haven't aready. Is the smell especialy bad(worse than the obvious)
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