Article: Ulcerative Colitis: Dealing with Flares in Public

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   Posted 4/2/2008 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   

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   Posted 4/2/2008 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Good article, but for me...I wouldn't have time to explain or to excuse myself.
Female, Age 37
Diagnosed w/c.diff 7/02 when pregnant w/1st and only child during 2nd trimester(wasn't on antibiotics)
C.diff flare within weeks of delivering baby 1/03
Diagnosed with UC 2/03
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75mg 6-MP
Cortenema 2x daily

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   Posted 4/2/2008 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had to literally run to a bathroom in an emergency while having a flare, and being out somewhere.I have always been lucky when I got to the ladies room, there was never a line, and sometimes nobody else was in the bathroom.  But.........I think that if I had an emergency and there was a line and I knew I couldn't wait in that line that I would probably put my hands on my stomach and say "I'm going to be sick".  I don't think anybody would be ticked off if I cut them in line, who would want to get thrown up on?????  yeah
diagnosed with uc 27 years ago.  Enojoyed 10 - 12 year remission (approximately 10 of those years without any meds)
currently on Sulfasalazine 2 tabs 3x day. Folic acid, mesalamine enema every 4th night, will try to spread it out more. Omega 3, Probiotics, multi vitamin, cacium supplement, Biotin....
In remission since Jan 2008, can't believe it.............

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   Posted 4/2/2008 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
dakota girl - what is this website? I have never heard of Associated Content....thanks for sending
Pancolitis dx 3/07
9 Colazal a day (was on 12 Asacol/day, but suddenly got sick from it)
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Cortfoam in AM, Rowasa in PM (is working wonders for me thus far)
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   Posted 4/2/2008 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure what the site is. I got the link in a newsletter I receive. I found some of the information on the site to be dated or didn't apply to what I know about UC... But an interesting column none the less.

Unfortunately, I've had the unpleasant experience of having to GO in the middle of the "rush" at a previous job. The stalls were all full and before anyone could exit and I could BEG to go next... Not one of my finer moments :(
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  Flaring :(
40mg pred, Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa, Canasa, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
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   Posted 4/2/2008 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
During my last flare, my boys were younger, it seemed like everytime it was a shopping day, I would have a "bathroom" day.  One day on our way, we pulled over- I ran into a cornfield, found a little open spot - and was squatting and here comes a little airplaine - I just waved  - and my kids were honking the horn, and we laughed - if we couldn't laugh about these types of things at times, I'd cry
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