Going out of town today and need advice!

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Maureen4RU
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   Posted 1/18/2008 7:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been in a mild flare for the past week or so. Well, last night it got worse....I was going to the bathroom at least once an hour. I am going out of town for the weekend. Does anyone have any advice for me so this isnt a constant bathroom run???
Maureen4RU
lived with UC for 7 years
Colozal (12 pills a day)
Entocort (3 pills a day)


princesa
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   Posted 1/18/2008 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   
You can use Immodium to get through a situation like that. I wouldn't recommend relying on it on a regular basis, but used occasionally to get you through a situation where you have to travel or attend some lengthy function where you can't use the restroom or don't have access to one is okay.
 
You can also try l-glutamine supplementation. It's good for gut healing and is effective for stopping/controlling diarrhea. High doses of probiotics can help calm things down, too.


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Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 


Maureen4RU
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   Posted 1/18/2008 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I know I can get Immodium at any pharmacy but where can I get l-glutamine?
Maureen4RU
lived with UC for 7 years
Colozal (12 pills a day)
Entocort (3 pills a day)


princesa
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   Posted 1/18/2008 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Drugstores and healthfood stores carry it. You can also find it where bodybuilding supplements are sold. You want the powder, not the pills. It's tasteless and dissolves easily in water.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 


dakotagirl
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   Posted 1/18/2008 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I would also suggest Immodium for short term use. I had a similar situation a few years back. Make sure you see your doc when you get back to town.
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
 
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Aciphex, Effexor XR, Forvia and a Probiotic
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use.  Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
 
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Maureen4RU
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   Posted 1/18/2008 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much for the advice! I have an appointment with my doctor in two weeks so I am just trying to make it till then. :)
Maureen4RU
lived with UC for 7 years
Colozal (12 pills a day)
Entocort (3 pills a day)


disco
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   Posted 1/18/2008 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I use imodium on occasion like if I'm going to baseball or football game.
Diagnosed in spring 2005 at age 28
Currently on 12 asacol pills a day + Entocort


Sara14
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   Posted 1/18/2008 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I found l-glutamine at Wal-Mart. It does seem to make me go to the bathroom less the day after I take it. Hope your weekend goes well!
23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - daily
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D); fish oil

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