Anyone flare up from taking aspirin?

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Beth75
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   Posted 5/20/2008 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I took 2 pills on 5/9 and 2 on 5/10, started to bleed on 5/13, took 2 more on 5/16, then realized hey I am not supposed to be taking this............I have about 3-4 bm's a day, prev. 1-2 a day no blood.
 
I have gotten better (less blood), but I figure, that I started flaring 4 days after taking the aspirin, so I took it last on 5/16 so maybe it could get worse again?
 
Also, I was on vaca and when I got home on 5/17 I started taking my steriod e's and will call GI if not better this wed.
Beth, 32 ~ Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ in remission
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 5mg 1xday (tapered from 60 = ), Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Enalapril 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.  Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!
 


Red_34
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   Posted 5/20/2008 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
My primary wanted me to try aspirin for inflammation and pain in my shoulders. I told her that I wasn't sure if I should take it but would give it a try. Within 2 doses of the aspirin, I started bleeding again. Some people can take it with no troubles and others can't so much as look at them.
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shannon1
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   Posted 5/20/2008 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I have no taken aspirin but did take baby asa (81mg) during both my pregnancies and never had a problem, but i know that aspirin is supposed to be a no no w/ ibd. good luck, i hope u can get better w/o action!
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
 
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6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day
 


Beth75
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   Posted 5/20/2008 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Sherry thanks! how did you treat that flare up?
Beth, 32 ~ Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ in remission
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 5mg 1xday (tapered from 60 = ), Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Enalapril 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.  Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!
 


Red_34
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   Posted 5/20/2008 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Steroid enemas since that is the only rectal med I can tolerate. But luckily I responded quickly and only had to be on them for very short term.
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~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Allergies-Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Spinal Stenosis~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections
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quincy
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   Posted 5/20/2008 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I take aspirin all the time for headaches...I've never had any problems with it. My GI has given the OK but definitely wants me to totally avoid ibuprophen..which I do.

Not all can take aspirin....you cannot take any 5ASA meds, I think you must stay away from salicylates altogether.

There are also foods that are high in salicylates...maybe look into that to make sure you know what you're eating. It might help.

I would think that steroid enemas and maybe entocort oral may help you...

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!!)
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pb4
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   Posted 5/20/2008 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
It can promote bleeding in the bowels which is why advil, aspirin are all suppose to be avoided...tylenol is the safe bet.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


potty girl
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   Posted 5/20/2008 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I bleed even if I take baby aspirin.
Rona

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,
potassium.


Beth75
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   Posted 5/21/2008 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks, I know I am not supposed to take any NSAID's but for some stupid reason aspirin just never got through my thick skull! ~ I will never, ever, ever, ever make that mistake again. Though before pan-colitis I used to take Aleve for my menstrual cramps and be ok but I will never do that again either. Tylenol and/or heating pad for me.

I think I am doing better and have contacted GI.
Beth, 32 ~ small flare - hoping caused by aspirin
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 5mg 1xday (tapered from 60 = ), Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Enalapril 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.  Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!
 


CityWoman
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   Posted 5/21/2008 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
My GI has told me no aspirin or Advil - can cause a flare. I'm not willing to take the change.
 
Judy

February 04: Rushed to hospital with severe blood haemorrhage. Diagnosed with indeterminate UC in 2/3 of my bowel. Treated with heavy doses of Pred; started Salofalk tabs and sups.

 

April 06: First major flare – more haemorrhaging. Colonoscopy once against confirmed indeterminate UC.

 

May 06: Started 40 mg Pred. Weaned down to 10mg by July 8, held at 10mg until December 20, tapering 1mg every 2 weeks, 5mg a day as of February 14. All this plus 10 Salofalk tabs daily.

 

Jan through May 2007: Suffering from severe headaches and vomiting likely caused by prednisone.

 

Feb 26 07: Started Imuran with continued success.

 

May 12 07: Final dose of prednisone after 50 weeks!


Brown_aa
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   Posted 5/21/2008 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
My GI told me to stay away from aspirin, Advil and ibuprophen but said Tylenol was OK. I think it was just because of the Asacol but it could also be an IBD thing. I have stayed away from them since I was diagnosed but I have taken Tylenol a few times for head aches and was fine.
-Aaron

UC(pan) since Sep 06, Active duty Navy (approved by DC to stay Navy). UC currently in remission since aprox Mar 07.

Asacol 1,200mg twice a day (3x2), Vitamin C & Echinacea, Multi Vitamin, Fish Oil 1x2, Flas Seed oil 1x2, Acidophilus & Bifidus 1x2, bee propoils 1x2, Aloe 1 shot, 1 yogurt a day.

Looking for others with UC that are in or were in the military.


Red_34
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   Posted 5/22/2008 6:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Beth, we live and learn from our mistakes. Don't beat yourself up over it. For your menstrual cramps, does the Tylonel and heating pad work or are you still miserable? The reason I ask is because I had severe (I mean drop to your knee type pains) with mine and I would use Darvocet. Granted for me, it barely made a dent in my cramps but if the Tylonel and heating pad don't work that well, you can ask for Darvocet. That way you can avoid the Nsaids and aspirin.
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
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~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Allergies-Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Spinal Stenosis~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections
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Beth75
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   Posted 5/22/2008 8:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sherry,

Thanks, I used to have cramps so bad I could not leave the house, the only thing that would help me was Aleve, in high school I used to get the prescription strength. I just started getting my period again, I barely had it while flaring and on the high dose of pred. The tylenol helped me, but I fear that it will get worse over time, so I will look into darcovet.
Beth, 32 ~ small flare - hoping caused by aspirin
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 5mg 1xday (tapered from 60 = ), Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Enalapril 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.  Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!
 

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