Remicade and no stools

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   Posted 3/9/2008 10:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I just spent 12 days in the hospital and was diagnosed with severe pan UC. Some of you actually encouraged me to get the help I really needed. This is all totally new to me. I was treated with morphine for a few days and IV steroids for almost 10 days with no response. Surgeons visited me daily. I had my first Remicade treatment almost 5 days ago and have had no bowel movements at all for two days. I'm also now on prednisone 40 mg. I tried asacol prior to admission (only 7 doses or so), but it didn't work or I was just flaring too badly to really tell. My question is: Is it "normal" not to have any bowel movements after Remicade for a few days?? Next remicade treatment is scheduled for March 18. Thank you.


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   Posted 3/9/2008 10:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I think that's possible. I'm seem to remember something similar to that when I started. I don't know if it was 2 days, but it did feel really weird. I just was used to feeling like I had to go ALL the time, and then I didn't feel like i had to go at all.
I guess I would just be sure you're eating properly so that you will be able to go when the time comes :)
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12th Remicade infusion End of March

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   Posted 3/9/2008 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
When I used to take Remicade, I would get pretty constipated, especially the first week after treatment or so. I used to eat whatever I wanted at the time and not get sick, resulting in a big weight gain! :( But if I would go too many days without going, I would take a suppository or enema. You could also try taking Miralax or Benefiber.
Diagnosed with Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15, Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, 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: Clorazepate, Proctofoam HC, Glucosamine 500, Vitamin B, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08

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