Am I in a flare? Am I really in remission?

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jamo0001
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   Posted 2/25/2008 3:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I still get the mucousy, light-colored stool every couple of days. Does this happen whether or not I am in remission? Am I just constantly "toeing" the line between remission and flare?

Thanks, guys. I just thought of this and wonder if it's something I need to tell my GI or if it is normal.
James

21 yrs old, diagnosed severe pan ulcerative colitis 2 Mar 2007
Hospitalized 27 Apr-5 May 2007
Remission since 4 July 2007
Asacol (mesalamine) 400 mg x 12 daily
Remicade <--first infusion on 3 May 2007; currently once every 8 weeks
Imuran (azathioprine) 50 mg x 2 daily
Eating fruits and vegetables like there is no tomorrow...
"God bless Remicade!"


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 2/25/2008 5:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I would let my Gi now. Your Gi doctor may have to increase your Remicade doseage. I had that done a year ago.
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 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
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tjf
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   Posted 2/25/2008 6:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Are you having any other symptoms? Urgency? D? I occasionally get mucousy stools if my IBS is really acting up.
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kb5
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   Posted 2/25/2008 8:38 AM (GMT -6)   
My Gi said that mucous doesn't always mean flare, but to call him when I see it anyway. I would give your Gi a call but try not to worry, it could be nothing. If it isn't though it's best to get to it quick.
Kelly, 29

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, started at 60 mg 1/07, 15 mg pred, down to 10 mg 1/11/08...down to 10/5...
75mg Imuran starting 8/23/07---bumped to 100mg 10/8/07--bumped to 125 11/14/07...
Taken off of Imuran temporarily 1/11/08-back on 1/16/08 now at 150mg imuran
waiting to be scheduled for remicade.
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran twice daily for nausea, darvocet for pain
antispasmodics didn't work.


princesscolon
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   Posted 2/25/2008 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you get worse when getting closer to the infusion date?  Cause you could ask to change Remicade to every 6 weeks instead of 8 weeks.


Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15, Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, etc... had almost recto-vaginal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Remicade 700mgs every 6 wks (had reaction, will start Humira Feb 11) Clorazepate, Proctofoam HC, Glucosamine 500, Vitamin B, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica for Fibromyalgia started 1/17/08

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