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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 3/11/2008 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
is there anything we can do for the cramping issues we deal with?
started Prednisone & Asacol on Thursday 10-4-2007

currently OFF Prednisone

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   Posted 3/11/2008 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   

I use dicyclomine....starting with 10mg dosage up to 3 times a day helps tremendously.

You will have some side effects that can have you feeling a bit...well...relaxed.

I've used them for over 19 years.

*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
~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 !!!

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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 3/12/2008 11:57 PM (GMT -6)   
i was given Hyoscyamin SL TB 0.125MG, you just dissolve one tablet under the tongue every 6 hours as needed. When I was at the peak of my flare these worked wonders and were the only thing that worked! Ask your doctor about it. I just told my doc my cramps were killing me and heating pads weren't working and i didn't know what eles to do so he gave me this and I keep a script handy just in case!
age 20, diagnosed december 2006
meds: Asacol 400mg 4 pills 3x a day; 6-mp 75mg MWF, 50mg SSTTH; iron supplament; one-a-day; protonix; prednisone 20mg (in the middle of a tapper, down from 40mg started 1/1/08)
low residue diet
Remicade????--pondering, next step

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 385
   Posted 3/13/2008 12:36 AM (GMT -6)   
i know i'm the pharmacy student and should point you to drugs but i'm not.
i find in my personal experience that peppermint tea or spearmint help with the cramping.  it's really soothing to the gut. 
the dicyclomine in my experience(when i took it) gave me dry mouth and urinary retention.
Pharmacy Student, Class of 2009.  Diagnosed 8/99.  Suffered for almost 10 years.  I am currently on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and am nearing remission.  I feel fantastic!    I have lost so many years to this disease.  I decided to become a pharmacist to understand these drugs, and to help fellow sufferers of IBD.  My goal is to open up a pharmacy and take care of my patients(particularly explaining what the drugs do to you), compound special medications, and have a great practice. HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE SCD DIET? IT HAS PUT ME IN REMISSION AND I PLAN ON GETTING OFF THE ASACOL SOON TOO!  (In remission since 2/15/08)
Meds 3200 mg Asacol, 2.5 mg Prednisone.  Doc wanted to put me on 6-mp or Remicade, but I refused to take the medications!  For me, diet works...

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