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J.S.86
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   Posted 2/26/2008 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been taking Lialda for a while and it seemed to have been doing the trick for quite a while but, recently I had my wisdom teeth removed and I was put on Keflex (Cephalexin) and Hydrocodone with Apap. Shortly after getting these two new drugs in my system for my wisdom teeth removal, I experienced a hardcore flare up. And it hasn't stopped yet. The Lialda does not seem to be helping any longer. And I was just wondering if any antibiotic or pain killer has caused you a UC flare up? If so, which. And what antibiotics are ok for those with UC to take? Also, what medications work for controlling your UC? I'm getting tired of living and dealing with this darn disease. And is there any type of drug that will make my stomach stop making so many darn noises? Help!!!!!!!!!!

Red_34
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   Posted 2/26/2008 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, welcome to HW J.S :) I'm sorry to hear you're having a rough go at the moment. Can you explain more of your Uc history to us so we know what to suggest or recommend?

Us Uc'ers have a love/hate relationship with antibiotics and we have to be careful which ones we take because antibiotics kill off the bad bacteria in our colons as well as the good. That is why many of us take a probiotic to help build up the good gut flora. I'm surprised that you were given oral antibiotics for widsom teeth removal. I had mine done just last year and they gave me an antibiotic rinse instead so I could avoid the same problem you are having now. But typically it's best to stay away from any of the 'cilians and 'cyclines since they can cause C.Diff and a major interruption of our gut flora.
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eliztopp
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   Posted 2/26/2008 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I am convinced that antibiotics are the blame for my UC in general. I had surgery and was put on antibiotics and a few short weeks later i started seeing blood in with my BMS. Since then i have only been put on antibiotics once while i was sick and that caused another flare, now i keep away from them. I have had surgery and the doctor was aware of my condition and i told him that it was necassary for me to aviod any antibiotics and I am healing fine and doing fine without them. So with that, everyones UC seems to be diffrent, but it is very likly that you have the same problem with antibiotics that i do. I found that it is helpful to eat yogart, any kind that has live and active cultures. My doctor is the one that recommended this, and I have been eating just about an yogart a day, give or take, and have been doing great (with all other meds too of course) I hope that helps!
 
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age 20, diagnosed december 2006
meds: Asacol 4 pills 3x a day; 6-mp 75mg MWF, 50mg SSTTH; iron supplament; protonix; prednisone 25mg for one more week! (in the middle of a tapper, down from 40mg started 1/1/08)
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jujub
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   Posted 2/26/2008 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, definitely suspect the antibiotics. They can send us into a real tailspin. As a rule, only oral antibiotics cause us problems; those give by injection or IV we can usually tolerate.

I'd recommend getting a good probiotic and taking that at a high dose. It will replace the "good" bacteria in your colon and maybe help bring things under control.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 
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AlabamaBabs
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   Posted 2/26/2008 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Same thing has happened to me and I ended up on prednisone in conjunction with the Lialda. I will be very reluctant to take an antibiotic in the future, since that flare. Now that the flare is over, still on the Lialda and using Canasa, as needed. I think the antibiotic was Azithro--something. Some work for some and not for others. Hope you get better soon and welcome to the board.
AlabamaBabs
Pancolitis diagnosed 5/07 and started 2 Lialda/day;
increased to 4 Lialda/day since 8/01/07
Started 40 mg. Prednisone on 9/16/07 and DONE as of 11/26/07!Canasa suppositories 1000mg as needed
 


J.S.86
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   Posted 2/27/2008 12:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the info. You have been extremely helpful and I am more than appreciative for your responses. I'm definitely going to look into the yogurts and probiotics. And I too belive that my UC was caused by a combination of Antibiotics and zit medications when I was younger. Its just so great to see that people have the same ideas and same issues as I. Its so helpful to see that others are in my shoes. Thanks again.
21 yrs. old. Diagnosed with UC about a little less than a year ago in '07. Put on Prednisone, Hyoscamine (as needed for stomach cramping), 4 fish oil pills a day and 2 Lialda pills. Have since stopped use of Prednisone and continued use of 4 fish oils, Hyoscamine (as needed), and 2 Lialda each day.


Susiebuddy
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   Posted 2/27/2008 1:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh Yes, definatley look into taking a probiotic... I have been taking Culturelle for quite a while now and had really made a difference in how I feel on a day-to-day basis. I was a skeptic about probiotics at first, but after using it for a week or so, the difference was so obvoius that I really rave about them to others with IBD.
 
   You can get Culturelle at most drugstores, and it's not that expensive either, I pay about 20 bucks for a 30 day supply. There are a bunch of different ones, but my pharmacist reccomends Culturelle because it has clinical studies proving that it works.
 
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julee70
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   Posted 2/27/2008 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
My recollection of Keflex is that it's tough on the tummy. If I have to take antibiotics, my first question to the doctor would be whether Cipro is an acceptable antibiotic. Cipro has a side effect of constipation (I believe for most people) and that actually does something good for my colitis. Otherwise, antibiotics have been a total nightmare for me. I know those stomach sounds you are talking about!

My only advice for getting it back under control-- talk to your GI about rectal meds. The way I got mine back under control after antibiotics was with rectal meds plus taking codeine -- because codeine also has a side effect of constipation. But as I've posted here before, I don't reccommend the codeine since it's addictive and you have to be really careful. Depends on each person's situation. For me, it definitely helped an antibiotic-induced flare. But it was weeks to taper off it since my body gets very used to it. (Putting yourself accidentally into narcotics withdrawal is quite an experience, by the way. Not recommended!)

Probiotics are a good idea. Sometimes just eating yogurt with an antibiotic can help a lot.

hang in!
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Current Meds: 6MP since 2006
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jujub
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   Posted 2/27/2008 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree, I can take Cipro. Azithromycin is tolerable because it's only for five days, and I double up on the probiotics, so I just have a demi-flare for a week or so. 'Cillins, 'cyclines and other 'mycins are poison for me. I always offer the doc the option of my injecting them if that's what I have to have, but none have ever taken me up on it.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 
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KSpace
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   Posted 2/27/2008 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Please also ask your physician to do a test to check to see if you have a Clostridium difficile infection. People who take antibiotics may sometimes have a superinfection by this bacterium which can cause severe diarrhea (making it seem like a flare). This happens a lot with penicillin type antibiotics such as what you've taken. It may not necessarily be a UC flare only. Hope you feel better soon.
15 cm left sided colitis
Currently on Cortenema and Lialda since Feb '08
Lialda has been amazing!


NIcepeter
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   Posted 2/27/2008 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Look my medical history under, highly suspicious, Abx caused my proctitis. How much Culturelle can help you?

This is a copy from a drug.com: Stomach or intestinal disease, history of (especially colitis, including colitis caused by antibiotics)—Patients with a history of stomach or intestinal disease may be more likely to develop colitis while taking penicillins and beta-lactamase inhibitors.

I Wish I Wish I Wish I knew this before I took Augmentin.

Post Edited (NIcepeter) : 2/27/2008 1:02:03 PM (GMT-7)


J.S.86
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   Posted 2/29/2008 3:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I started talking Culturelle a couple days ago and I have noticed drastic improvements. Things feel like they're more controlable and my stomach is making less noises. Thanks for the tips. I also noticed that my cold started to go away since I started taking Culturelle. Wonder if that's not just a coincidence.
21 yrs. old. Diagnosed with UC about a little less than a year ago in '07. Put on Prednisone, Hyoscamine (as needed for stomach cramping), 4 fish oil pills a day and 2 Lialda pills. Have since stopped use of Prednisone and continued use of 4 fish oils, Hyoscamine (as needed), and 2 Lialda each day.

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