Posted 2/28/2008 8:01 AM (GMT -7)

Hi Rachel,

I'm in the UK too.My consultant told me not to take Nurofen or anything similar....just paractemol based painkillers.

I hope you get your diagnosis soon so that you can start any medication as soon as possible, if thats what is recommended.Good luck.

Lynn


Diagnosed May 2005- left sided UC.Diagnosed with iritis in my Right eye March 2007
On Pentasa 8 tabs a day
Also on Pentasa enemas one daily to treat current flare.

Plus Aloe vera, probiotics, multi vits, turmeric,bromelain.

Posted 2/28/2008 10:51 AM (GMT -7)
Hi Rachel...condolences regarding your miscarriage. You'll have lots of hormonal surges and that will definitely have an influence on your symptoms...so I agree that more time would be needed to allow your body to settle a bit more.

I think stool samples would be in order, however...you could call and ask if he'll do them to make sure there isn't anything else going on...but if he took biopsies, that should tell as well.

I guess patience and taking the paracetamol to ease the pain a bit until your next appointment is what you can do.

You could also call the doc and request a mild antispasmodic such as dicyclomine 10mg...that will help.

keep us posted as to results, how you're feeling..etc.

quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th 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 ....zymactive 3 - 5x 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 !!!

Posted 2/28/2008 6:51 PM (GMT -7)
Since the advice above has been good and you're stuck playing the waiting game, I would also suggest a heating pad on the abdomin to help with the pain.

You may also want to look up a picture of where the colon is in the body. I find that I have specific pains where the left colon turns to the transverse colon - basically in my left ribs. I also find that a gentle rub along the colon helps things to feel better for a moment at least.

Good luck!
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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Posted 2/29/2008 4:04 AM (GMT -7)
Thank you for all your good advice. I have been taking paracetamol and drinking quite a lot of chamomile tea too. At the worst points I used a hot water bottle and did massage the area to try and move things along!!
 
Feeling much better today thankfully and just playing the waiting game for the appointment to come through.
Posted 2/29/2008 8:08 AM (GMT -7)
Awhile ago, someone on this forum suggested boiling two cinnamon sticks in water (about one and a half cups) and drinking the water. Apparently, cinnamon reduces inflammation. I tried it and found it helpful - and it tastes good. I don't believe there is any downside - so it is worth a try.

M
Diagnosed UC 1975. 
Azulfidine Entabs 500 mg. 4 twice a day
Azathioprine 100 mg per day
Colocort - as needed
Folic acid, vitamins C and D, multivitamin, metamucil, fish oil, turmeric 
 
Hospitalized 1997 - intravenous cyclosporine.

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