one of my new meds can cause diarreah

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Beth75
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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 2/19/2008 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I forgot the 4th thing that has changed in the past two weeks is that I am on another new drug called Tekturna and I just looked up the side effects and one of them is diarreah.  Maybe that and my hemi is what is going on?
 
I had no blood this am in my only bm so far (though still slightly crampy) and am going to ride out today before calling my doc, I want to see what is happening (maybe not the best course of action) but I need to wrap my head around everything that is going on and just think. 
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.


quincy
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   Posted 2/19/2008 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
A new med and diarrhea...probable. Do you for sure have a hemorrhoid?

You're tapering the pred as well, right? I'd say it's both going on. Ride it out till Thursday...at least if you call then, hopefully he'll call before Friday/the weekend.

Keep us posted.

quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~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 !!!


Beth75
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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 2/19/2008 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
good idea, yes, I still have a hemi, I forgot about it and thought it went away and then had some pain from it this weekend when having bm's and hope that is it. Only the one bm so far today, will see how it goes.
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.


dakotagirl
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   Posted 2/19/2008 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful! Don't you love it when other meds mess up the UC? Lovely side effects...

I hope that's what's causing you problems! Hang in there.
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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