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   Posted 4/16/2008 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
went to the doc after two nights of onesided neck pain..    he said i had probably pulled a muscle while sleeping... he also said i had a sinus infection
  I've been prescribed a muscle inflammatory.. a muscle relaxant.. and an antibiotic...   here are the names if you have heard of them..   Carisoprodol, Etodolac, and Cefuroxime 
He said if i don't eat with them they'll upset my stomach....   but i'm afraid they will anyways! I thought antibiotics spark a lot of flare ups in UCers.. right?  I don't know... should I be worrying as much as I am?
Kara, 20
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis March, 07
-Left sided all the way up
-Was on didn't do anything for me. Had horrible flare up...been on lialda and pred since. Seems to be working!
Medications: Colazal 3 pills 3x a day
                  Lialda - 2 pills in the morning w/ food. Proctofoam once before bed

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 4/16/2008 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I always call my Gi when I am prescribed antibiotics. There are certain antibiotics that are worse for UC. I don't know too much, I ususally stick out illnesses. Others will probably chime in but I wouldn't take anything without confirming with a GI.
Kelly, 30

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, 5mg pred, 150mg Imuran
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran twice daily for nausea, darvocet for pain
Remicade started 3/1/08...just had 3rd infusion

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   Posted 4/16/2008 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Carisoprodol, Etodolac, and Cefuroxime 
Carisoprodol is a muscle relaxant and also has pain-relieving properties. It shouldn't hurt you.
Etodolac in an NSAID, which we generally are advised not to take because they can cause GI bleeding.
Cefuroxime, of course, is an antibiotic. It does cause diarrhea and cramping in some people.
I'd suggest running these by your GI doc, taking Tylenol in place of the NSAID to see if that will give you adequate pain relief. If you're on a probiotic, consider doubling your dose while on the antibiotics, or if you're not currently taking one, consider starting one at high dose. This can help prevent flaring sometimes. Always take the probiotic at least four hours after your antibiotic dose.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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The information I share on this forum is based only on my own experience and study. It is important to consult your health care provider when making health-related decisions.

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 4/16/2008 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
definately worth a call into your GI. I always double up on probiotics when I am on least ever since my GI told me they will help prevent C.diff infections. Another doc told me to eat a lot of yougurt while on antibiotics...same reason. I had a nasty sinus infection and refused to take antibiotics and washed my sinuses out with a netti pot (Walgreens has them) 2-3 times a day. Probably took longer to get over this way, but no nasty GI issues! It was worth it to me. Good luck and I hope you feel better.
diagnosed with left-sided UC in 1997. (45cm)
Currently on 10mg Prednisone
12 caps of colazal    9 caps Colazal
2 rowasa enemas nightly
35, female

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