WEIRD.... and a bit EEEEWWWWW

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   Posted 4/23/2008 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Pooples.. tongue
    I have seen posts about this before and now that it has happened to me I can understand how weird it makes you feel...
    I started taking Wellbutrin XL to help wean myself off the Effexor XR since Effexor has helped me to gain 30 something pounds and Wellbutrin is known for not causing weight gain... SO,  I did a poopie today and guess what was in it??  The WELLBUTRIN PILL!! It was so weird to me as I've never ingested something like that only to see it come out the other end... (Except for corn maybe but I considered that normal since it happens to most people).
    I wonder if they make the casing for the pill undigestable to help it with the controlled release thingy...
    OK, now for the EEEEWWW part, if you have a sensitive stomach, DO NOT READ FURTHER!!!!!
     Ok, you know how us U/C'ers are always examining our poopie as soon as it hits the water, and today after I finished... I saw this little white ball floating in it and just HAD to check it out... EEEEEWWWW...... I fished it out of the potty.. yes, I FISHED IT OUT... (with a tissue, not my hands..LOL) and I gave it a squeeze... EEEEWWWW!!!! (also with a tissue) and realized it was the casing of the Wellbutrin pill... and sure enough,  it was empty!!
  I then sanitized the entire bathroom, including my entire body as I've never been quite this intimate with my poopie before..
  Just thought it was weird and wanted to share  LOL...
Diagnosed with U/C January 31st, 2004, IBS on July 21st, 2006 
In Remission since December 11th, 07, with no U/C meds at this time! But, I do take:
         Xanax .5mg as needed - Effexor 37.5mg. - Culturelle 1x a day
         Plus Now I'm on HRT.... ARGH.. menopause.. Estradiol, .5mg 1x a day         

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   Posted 4/24/2008 1:07 AM (GMT -6)   

Been there. done that.

as far as i know, thats normal

a personal trainer once told me that timed-release things are not so timed-released, maybe since then theyve made it more effective, but i always thought that the case being undigestible ensures that the medecine will survive the acidy environment of the digestive system to get where it needs to go.

Dx: Dec. 2006 with UC
F, 23, NYC
Thank G-d - Prednisone then 6MP, Rowasa and Asacol brought remission
Now Asacol 4tabs 2x a day.
Muiltivitamin, Iron and Folic Acid supplements

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   Posted 4/24/2008 7:55 AM (GMT -6)   

I am alos on welbutrin and have never seen it in the toilet...but I see my asacal all the time...and yes I also fished one of them out and it was just the casing.


 DX: 1993: sulfasalazine; 1998: Pancolitis UC. asacal 2 2X daily, cortifoam,; 2003: Protitis UC severe flare. asaca 2 2X daily, canasa, cortifoam, cortenema
2008: Proctosigmoiditis severe flare. asacal 3 2X daily, canasa/discontinued while on pred, cortifoam/discontinued, Prednisone 40 mg to be tapered each week
Back on Prednisone 30 mg for 2 weeks then taper to 20 mg then we'll see. Back on Canasa at night.

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   Posted 4/24/2008 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I think most of us have poked around at one time or another and at least it was an empty casing!
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 4/24/2008 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I keep latex gloves in the bathroom for just such an occasion - I don't use them often 'cause of the gross factor, laziness, etc... But they're there!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  Flaring :(
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