Pinpoint a cause anyone?

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Pooie1981
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   Posted 4/2/2008 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I was just curious... has anyone ever been able to pinpoint an actual cause or a possible factor relating to a flare up??
Ulcerative Colitis Diagnosed May 2004
400mg Asacol 3 times per day.... increased to 6 400mg per day Mar.11
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princesscolon
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   Posted 4/2/2008 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
For me, I feel it is usually related to my medications losing effectiveness or my foolishness in stopping my meds when I feel ok. I have also had a bad flare I blame on NSAIDs I was given by an Arthritis doctor, but of course cannot be certain that was the cause of the flare.
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


Katmom
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   Posted 4/2/2008 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
My doc said that a long course of antibiotics for acne may have been the cause. No one knows, but antibiotics upset the flora of the colon. Someone predisposed could flare. Some get yeast infections, and some get upset in other areas. We cannot think of any other triggers for my daughter. Makes a case for pro-biotics....
Daughter,14 diagnosed 1-08 w/ UC .learning from you all.
Rowasa, Asacol, Prednizone 50mg, major flare, Hosp. @U of C, Comers. IV steroid, no food, then low residue, home.
Now, began mp6, beginning taper of Pred, now 45mg, horrible acne, moon face, and fearful of future.
trying probiotics, Omega 3, and keeping up with doc visits.

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