only 1 BM today!!!!

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   Posted 2/11/2008 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I just had to tell someone that. I can't believe it. amazing. wonderful.
can you believe I am using "amazing," and "wonderful," to describe a bowel movement????!!!! Oh, how UC has changed me!!!
Pancolitis dx 3/07
9 Colazal a day (was on 12 Asacol/day, but suddenly got sick from it)
150mg Imuran/day (steroid dependent, reached this dose 9/07)
Various vitamins, bit of fish oil, a probiotic.
Getting married October, 2008!!!!

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   Posted 2/11/2008 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Great News!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

If you have ever seen Dr Oz on Oprah whatever the topic, it always seems to get around to talking about poo. People out there are starting to understand just how important normal BMs are and how important they are.

Hopefully this is the start of a nice long "normal functioning" colon for you.

61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07  Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days.  150mg Imuran  Zero mg prednisone   12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, fiber capsule 1x day, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 40 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs  Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month

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   Posted 2/12/2008 8:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Tabitha (Tab)

100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-9 a day, Acidopholis Pearls, Nexium
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   Posted 2/12/2008 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
that rocks!! Congrats.

ya know what, I feel weird if I don't check out my poo after each what am I missing?? Was it ok, what was the size, shape and color of it???
Beth, 32
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ no blood since Dec 07 ~ almost normal bm
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd Sept 2007
Prednisone 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday.  Potassium 100mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.

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   Posted 2/12/2008 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy dance for you!  yeah   Yeah, only we can appreciate the quality of a good poo!  So may your only 1 poo days continue! tongue
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   Posted 2/12/2008 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Wahoo, great news! Life is good with only one, ha ha.
Dx:  UC Proctitis 2006
Meds:  None so far. Garlic works to ease flares. My GI laughed when I told him and said it was just coincidence.
Diet:  Regular fresh garlic, Biobest yogurt daily, Omega 3 supplements, very limited junk food, carbs and processed food, low fat diet.  Lots of fresh fruit and veggies (limited potatoes). 
Added: tumeric and probiotics.

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   Posted 2/12/2008 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey, thats great news, looks like things are calming down?! Hope this trend continues for you for a long time to come..!

Good luck



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   Posted 2/12/2008 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
How can one determine what is normal? Some days I go once, and other days I may go 4 times. But they are always normal in appearance, no diarrhea, no bleeding. I have read that 3 or 4 times a day for some people is not abnormal.
What I cannot tolerate is this on and off problems with what feels like a catch in my side. I can always feel what appears to be gas when this occurs. This occurred 4 times last year and this is February and this has been going on for a little over a month now.
It takes me several months to get over this. It is mainly in the lower left side of my colon that I feel this. Some days it is practically nonexistent, and other days it is present for a good while. My gastro doctor said it is not colon related.
I notice stinging sensations also all around that area and my upper abdomen also. Drives me crazy. I wish this would go away.
Diagnosed with left sided UC in sigmoid colon and rectum 1986.
Put on Azulfidine 2 X 3 a day and Rowasa enemas 60mg.
Have been pretty much in remission overall other than a few flares over the past 21 years.
Medicine changed to Asacol 400mg 2 pills X3 times a day. Taken off all meds in 2004.
Diagnosed with acid reflux 2005. Put on Protonix 40mg.
Have been using Canasa 1000mg suppositories nightly since January 2007.
Was put back on Asacol 400mg 2 pills 2X a day in July 2007 maintenance. 

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   Posted 2/12/2008 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats.....It is something like only have 1 BM a day that only we can understand

Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Diosmin(for leg and vein support)

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