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   Posted 3/28/2008 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Ready for a long story?  Been diagnosed with UC for quite some time - also diagnosed with IBS -- been in remission for a number of years.  Had been taking 3 Colazal 3 times a day, but the doctor I saw last year said it was time to taper down, so have been taking 2 x 2 a day and was doing fine,  until the last month or so.  Some days I have a number of BMs a day, but not the D I remember having the last time I was in a flare.  But then there are other times I feel I need to go, get to the bathroom and can't go, but have lots of gas with mucus and some blood, and bloating.  Anyone else ever have this?  This can be so uncomfortable, and embarrassing - having no control.    

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   Posted 3/28/2008 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
You may need to try rowasa enemas...they did the trick for me in combo with the oral meds (asacol).

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   Posted 3/29/2008 12:17 AM (GMT -6)   
And/or increasing your Colazal back to 3, 3xdaily, since that seemed to help you before. I would talk to your doctor to see what your options are. And, to answer your question, yes, I've had that feeling like I had to go, only to only have mucous and blood come out. It sucks big time.
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   Posted 3/29/2008 3:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Gas, mucus, blood--Rowasa enema works for me.
Dx Ulcerative Colitis 1999; IBS; GERD; CP: Asacol x3 x3/day, Rowasa, Proctofoam, Prilosec, Prozac, Endocet (as needed), multi vit, probiotic, fish oil, calcium 1200 mg./day, Prednisone (off/on, unfortunately).

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   Posted 3/29/2008 7:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I've found that tapering oral maint meds is not a good idea.

Definitely report your condition to your doc and get yourself well before it gets worse. Inflammation starts in the rectum, so ask for rectal meds too!

Hang in there!
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Osteopenia diagnosed Feb 2006
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