diverticulitis and UC

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   Posted 1/20/2008 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone had these together..diverticulitis and UC? My doc said I had pockets along with the UC, is this typical for most UCers? Also on the weight question..when in remision do most of you gain your weight back? I have lost 30lbs with the bad flare I had this past summer, but can loose that and more
.Would be nice If It would continue to keep falling off like that.
Also can somone explain what are infusions?
Sue 52 years old
mon to 3 grown kids and 2beautiful granddaughters
Dx in July 07 In hospital for 1 week
gallbladder removed 11 years ago
stomach problems for at least 25 years
asacol 2 3x daily, multi vit. paxal

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   Posted 1/20/2008 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Diverticulosis (the condition of having diverticuli) is actually quite common in adults in this country. I've had them for quite a while.

As far as weight goes, I have proctosigmoiditis and don't really lose weight when flaring. Of course, during my entire flare I was on steroids, so that could've had something to do with it.

Infusions are just drugs given intravenously. Several of the newer biologic drugs like Remicade are given this way. With Remi, they mix the drug into the IV fluid and let it drip into your vein over about a two hour period.
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   Posted 1/20/2008 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Diverticulosis and diverticulitis are two different things. As Judy said, diverticulosis is common, but diverticulitis is less so. The -itis happens when the pouches get infected. I don't really know the answer to your question, Sue, but hopefully someone else will chime in. I don't think it's typical for most Ucers, but I don't really know. I know the chance of getting it increases as we age.

I did gain back the weight I lost after I was feeling better. 30 pounds sure is a lot to lose during a flare. Are you feeling better now?
24 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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   Posted 1/21/2008 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
my mother had diverticulitis for 20 years before she was dx with uc. The doctor didnt say weather the uc was due to the diverticulitis are not. They had to take a section of her colon out because the diverticulitis after that many years caused a blockage. but is doing really good with it now.

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nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
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   Posted 1/21/2008 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes Iam feeling good now- when I got sick I had been bleeding heavy for 4 months, then became anemic. In July the absess formed thats when I was in the hospital. So I was very sick for a good 6 months.
Thank you all for your answers!
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