Different Kind of flare going on a month now

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rdel1731
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   Posted 4/27/2008 12:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had colitis for about 5 years with mild flares that i have treated with Pred. usually starting at about 50mgs a day and tapering down 10mgs each weeks. My flares have all pretty much been diarrhea with blood and alot of bloating. I am taking lialda everyday 3 pills. However this latest flare I have had diarhea everyday each time with abdominal pain then run to the bathroom...diarrhea and then no more pain. THEre is no blood in my stool and i saw my GI doctor three days ago. He ran blood test...negative, 3 stool test...all negative. I just finished up a cycle of pred starting at 60mgs too and it did nothing...in the past it worked great. So I am stuck as every morning and night I have these pains. OTherwise during the day i am fine feel great go to gym. I am losing confidence in my doctor and dont think things will change with just taking Lialda and a probiotic. Any suggestions or similar flares???

quincy
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   Posted 4/27/2008 1:50 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi..welcome to the forum!

You could consider to ask your doctor for rectal meds....either a 5ASA or steroid retention enemas.

How long have you been on the Lialda?  Did you switch from Asacol?

You should try a probiotic and a fibre supplement to help bulk up the stool a bit.

When was your last c-scope?

quincy


*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


rdel1731
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   Posted 4/27/2008 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes I was on Asacol for about three years and just switched to Lialda. I have taken Rowasa. Last C scope was two years ago probably need one again.

quincy
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   Posted 4/27/2008 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
The fact that you were on Rowasa in the past.....are you considering to use it again?

q
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


rdel1731
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 4/27/2008 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes I plan on starting it again tonight actually. Do you think extra fiber in my diet may help...fiber pills?

quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 4/27/2008 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi..good to hear you'll start the Rowasa.....remember to taper them and find a maintenance dosage to STAY at.

Fibre pills will help to bulk up the stool.....don't start with a high dosage. Some may be better than others...trial and error regarding comfort level.

Is your UC throughout or limited?

q
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


rdel1731
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 4/28/2008 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
hopefully going to the doctor today but I think it is IBS now and not colitis.

quincy
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   Posted 4/28/2008 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Best to make sure he takes a look-see anyway...
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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