Constipation in UC

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   Posted 1/17/2008 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Is there anyone else who has only constipation in UC, or is it mostly D?  I have always had mainly constipation (along with blood and mucus), but that seems to be unusual.  I just wondered how many others have symptoms more like mine and if there are different foods that you avoid because of this.
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35 years old
dx Ulcerative Colitis (Pancolitis) 1991
Remission from 1996 (or 1997?) until 2006
Flared up again after quitting smoking
Current meds: 2 Asacol 3x daily and Canasa suppositories as needed
Looking for a more natural way

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   Posted 1/17/2008 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lilla. When I first started having symptoms (before and for several months after being diagnosed), I had no D and suffered from constipation along with blood and mucus. I ate a lot of fresh veggies and whole grains and it seemed to agree with me. I had a flare that started last August and is just now settling down that ended my problem with constipation and now it is running to the toilet that has become my new mode of exercise since then. I would recommend fiber (cereal, veggies, grains) as long as it doesn't cause gas and cramping for you (which it can) and lots of water to help with the constipation though.
Sandra, age 34

Diagnosed December 2006 with UC (proctitis)

Asacol (800mg x 2)

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   Posted 1/17/2008 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I actually have both symptoms when I am flaring. I will have a few days of d and then can go over a week w/ no bms. My constipation was caused by the inflammation. One is just about as bad as the other!
Tabitha (Tab)

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   Posted 1/17/2008 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, for the first 10 years with UC it was constipation based. It was only the last flare I had that it switched to diarrhea.

dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

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