can my daughter have a sedatvie

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jayce
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   Posted 1/16/2008 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   
she is very tired from last few nights of being awake and upset about new eye pain, and justplain old angry- sheasked for something to sleep -tonight can she have a valium or a xanax- anyone take them - we are seeing dr tomorrow, but wondering if one time will harm her- any opinions? eyes are getting more painful as the night goes on. i don't know how i can help? tylenol did zip would a codeine pill help is that alright to give? thanks
Mom to 19 year old daughter diagnosed 11/07.
asacol 2 3x daily-discontinued
colazal 3 3x daily/switched to 4 4x daily
proctofoam 3x daily/1-2xdaily
mesalamine enema 1x daily
canasa suppostiories 3x daily /switched to court supp 1-2x daily
culturelle probiotic 1 daily/switched to danon activiea?
chewable vitamin
hydrocortisone enema at bed time


jujub
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   Posted 1/16/2008 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I've taken xanax for an MRI with no problem. I can't think of any reason why Valium would harm her, either. Sorry to hear she's having eye problems now, PLEASE.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 


jayce
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   Posted 1/16/2008 9:25 PM (GMT -7)   
what do i need to get this kid into remission-i want her to be able to go back to school and finish with her friends but we can't send her if she is going to keep on bleeding, should we request the top drugs- start with the remicade and see if that works or play around with the prednisone, which i son't look forward to. i heard a dr speak this weekend and he said he starts with the top-down approach- i wasn't for that but the colazal and rectal meds aren't working?thanks
Mom to 19 year old daughter diagnosed 11/07.
asacol 2 3x daily-discontinued
colazal 3 3x daily/switched to 4 4x daily
proctofoam 3x daily/1-2xdaily
mesalamine enema 1x daily
canasa suppostiories 3x daily /switched to court supp 1-2x daily
culturelle probiotic 1 daily/switched to danon activiea?
chewable vitamin
hydrocortisone enema at bed time


pb4
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   Posted 1/16/2008 9:39 PM (GMT -7)   
How long has she been on the rectal meds? Depending on the severity of her proctitis will depend on how long it can take for the rectal meds to kick in.

I hope she soon finds relief.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


jujub
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   Posted 1/16/2008 10:35 PM (GMT -7)   
PLEASE, a short course of Prednisone can be very effective for some people in moving them to remission. I'd just try not to have her on it for more than a few months at most, and watch for the side effects. If she goes on Pred, make sure she takes a calcium and vitamin D supplement to help protect her bones, and ask the doctor about something like Fosamax to help prevent osteoporosis. I always took 500 mg. of calcium three times a day.

Since she doesn't seem to be going into remission, usually the next step is either Imuran (azathioprine) or Remicade. You can look both of these up on the internet, but don't let the listed side effects scare you too much. Most people don't get them, and the medications may give her back her life. At this point, she may want to consider taking this semester off to try to get healthy, and resuming in the fall. Trying to go to school and manage a bad flare may just be too much.

I hope you find the right combination for her very soon. I know what she's going through. It was hard for me at my age, and I can't even imagine going through it at 19. She's a brave girl.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 


FitzyK23
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Total Posts : 4219
   Posted 1/17/2008 8:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I have crohns and handle an occasionaly xanax fine, but prefer benadryl when I can't sleep.


26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


princesa
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Total Posts : 2198
   Posted 1/18/2008 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
PLEASE said...
what do i need to get this kid into remission-i want her to be able to go back to school and finish with her friends but we can't send her if she is going to keep on bleeding
 
I'd highly recommend you check out Jini Patel Thompson's book, Listen to Your Gut. There are alot of things you can do to support healing that will help the drugs work better and/or reduce her need for meds. Drugs have their place, particularly when you're in crisis mode, but there's also proof that dietary manipulation, probiotic supplementation, and other natural supplements can reduce inflammation, reestablish healthy gut ecology and improve digestion.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 

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