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gator1
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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 1/16/2008 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been getting severe itching the last two weeks anyone else dealt with this?

blessteve
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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 1/16/2008 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Every winter!
Diagnosed panColitis 1990.
Current Meds Asacol x4 twice a day.
Pred for flares. I still have my colon THANK YOU GOD!!!
vitamins-veggie juice-wheat grass juice--fish oil
Started 1/01/08
Freindly bacteria:raw milk-kefir made with raw milk--natto--probiotic
Antifungus:Caprylicacid, Pau D Arco, Black walnut hull, Oregano oil
Anti inflammatory:fish oil  1/15/08 started Turmeric
1/10/08 Started healthy diet again.
 


Old Hat
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   Posted 1/16/2008 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
What meds are you taking? / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

ks1905
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Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 4810
   Posted 1/16/2008 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
When was the last time you had blood work? Next time you see your GI you should tell the GI about the "Severe Itching".

--Keith
DX'd with Pan-Colitis June 2005
Current Status: Flaring since May
 
Current Meds:  50 mgs 6-mp, Colocort, Oral Cyclosporine (500 mgs)
Supplements:  None 
 


marty1976
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   Posted 1/16/2008 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Could it be a hemi?
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blessteve
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 121
   Posted 1/16/2008 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
WOW. For some reason I was thinking dry skin not UC. haha
fatboyslim said...
Could it be a hemi?


Diagnosed panColitis 1990.
Current Meds Asacol x4 twice a day.
Pred for flares. I still have my colon THANK YOU GOD!!!
vitamins-veggie juice-wheat grass juice--fish oil
Started 1/01/08
Freindly bacteria:raw milk-kefir made with raw milk--natto--probiotic
Antifungus:Caprylicacid, Pau D Arco, Black walnut hull, Oregano oil
Anti inflammatory:fish oil  1/15/08 started Turmeric
1/10/08 Started healthy diet again.
 


ks1905
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   Posted 1/16/2008 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I am not saying that I think it is liver issues but it is something that you should address with your GI.  http://www.ccfa.org/info/about/complications/liver
 
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Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)

This condition is a particular form of severe inflammation and scarring that develops in the bile ducts. about half of all PSC patients have IBD. PSC occurs more frequently in people with ulcerative colitis than in those with Crohn's disease, affecting men more than women. Symptoms include jaundice, nausea, weight loss, and itching. PSC may not improve with medical treatment for IBD and may ultimately require liver transplantation. The cause is not known and there is no effective medication for PSC. To correct severe narrowing of the bile ducts, a balloon-tipped tube may be inserted into the duct to enlarge it. Fortunately, the incidence of PSC is rare among people with IBD: Only about 5% of ulcerative colitis patients (and those are individuals with extensive disease) and 1% of Crohn's disease patients develop this condition. On extremely rare occasions, cancer of the bile ducts (cholangiocarcinoma) may develop. There is also an increased incidence of cancer of the colon in IBD patients who have sclerosing cholangitis.
 
--Keith
DX'd with Pan-Colitis June 2005
Current Status: Flaring since May
 
Current Meds:  50 mgs 6-mp, Colocort, Oral Cyclosporine (500 mgs)
Supplements:  None 
 


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 1/17/2008 1:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Liver is what I thought of first thing....obviously since I have PSC.

Is the itching all over your body or in areas obvious to chafing, etc?

Are the whites of your eyes yellowish and is your skin as well?
 
What meds are you on? because itching can be related to meds/allergic reaction/ side effects.


q


*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


barnsbury
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 464
   Posted 1/17/2008 3:37 AM (GMT -7)   
5ASA meds make me itch. Its awful
Back on Pred - 5mg - Steroid Dependent :-(
Azathioprine 150mg
Actonel 35mg
Predfoam Enema
EPA Fish Oils
Various Homeopathic meds
Asacol x 9
Remicade every 8 weeks  (Stopped working)
Aloe Vera Lily of the Desert Juice  Gave me the worst D !
Primadophilus Reuteri Probiotic
 

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