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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 558
   Posted 2/8/2008 11:32 PM (GMT -6)   
last week i was doing VERY well and wanted to just get off the meds (sulfasalzine) and even now my bm's are good, above average but tonight i had alot of gas and only blood and it was pinkish colored, very very light red. (wondering what anyone thinks)

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30389
   Posted 2/8/2008 11:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like it to me. If you have rectal meds, start them.

You'll know soon enough, however, if it is indeed a flare. Just don't wait to the point of it being most obvious.

*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every second night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~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 !!!

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 105
   Posted 2/9/2008 2:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I'd say blood = flare for sure. If you have doubts you could ask your Dr for a blood test to check your inflammation markers and confirm it, but I'd be pretty confident that you are flaring.
Left Sided UC
Maintenance Meds: Salofalk tablets (Asacol) 2 tablets 4 times daily (4gm total) plus 2 Salofalk foam enemas per week.
Flare Meds: Salofalk enemas and/or Colifoam
Oat bran 60grams daily, Metamuscil and multivitamins

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 300
   Posted 2/9/2008 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
UC can be so unpredictable because it sounds like a flare to me too. One day all is great and the next day you are bleeding.......
Pancolitis - July 2006
Medications:  Predisone - 5mg ,asacol - 12 tablets per day
Supplements:  multi-vit, calcium, folic acid
My wish:  get off prednsione....been on straight since 8/2006

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