weird fever in colitis

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   Posted 5/23/2008 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
hi, i was wondering if anyone here experienced fever around 38c/100f , which rises only in the evening.  and when you wake up in the morning its gone until the night again. i take steroids antibiotics and purinathol(like azopi, emuran).
thanks for all the responders :-)

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   Posted 5/23/2008 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know about it being only in the evening but I do have low grade fevers quite frequently when I'm flaring.
Female, 22, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in hip & lumbar region of the spine from long term prednisone use.

Current Meds:
10mg Lexapro (for depression/social anxiety)
Digestive Advantage: Crohn's and Colitis formula (2 pills per day, started 5/14/08)
125mg Azathioprine
4800mg Asacol (Four 400mg tablets, three times a day)

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   Posted 5/23/2008 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Not sure about fever as such,but if I'm on steroids I sweat a lot more,especially at night in bed.Probably part of the reason for the awful insomnia I get!
Procto-Sigmoiditis dx 1995.First Colonoscopy in ten years,on 29th Feb 2008,revealed moderate to severe Pancolitis.
Current meds;Awaiting blood work before re-commencing Azathioprine.Pentasa 2 x 500mg 4 x daily.
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   Posted 5/23/2008 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I have not run a fever but do have frequent sweats.  I have been on Prednisone since Dec 07 and currently take 10 mg daily.  I do not sweat every night but it is not uncommon.

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   Posted 5/23/2008 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I am no expert, nor a doctor, nor a nurse...just a UC patient.....after all I've read....i think we all, for one reason or another, have what is called "leaky gut" which research is now showing may be caused by lack of certain proteins that bind intestinal cells close together....

Anyway, I think the fevers we have (I've had 'em to) are a response to bacteria, fungus, AL's not so famous chilly, leaking into the old blood lines.....

There is a thread on here about bee propolis...I take honey (have not taken the propolis) and it seems to help...I think the bee stuff kills all bacteria which helps our insides out....

Be kewl!
Diagnosed with UC in 1997
Presently on Pred. and no options to do anything else....."in bed with Pred.." LOL!

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   Posted 5/24/2008 1:36 AM (GMT -6)   
We all have fluctuations in our body temperature, and maybe when our temps normally rise...those of us on certain meds may have that temp be somewhat exacerbated.

My normal temp is about 96.7F and a low-grade fever for me is about 98.7 and slightly above. I can feel it coming (usually in the evenings) and it lasts for about an hour.

I did ask the doc about it and he's not concerned because it's not inflammation, infection or severely spiking. He doesn't think it's from the meds I'm on...and I'm not flaring. I don't get them worse when I'm flaring, which is interesting.

He did mention our temps will go up after we maybe certain foods can cause more activity in our digestive tract and maybe a higher body temp? saying all is always best to mention it to your doc.
Are you female? I think our temps tend to go wonky with hormones/periods/perimenopause/menopause, etc. Add a hormone-based med and that could be part of the obvious rise in body temp.

Keep us posted as to the outcome...and welcome to the forum homern.

*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
~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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   Posted 5/24/2008 5:32 AM (GMT -6)   

thanks quincy

well, i do sweat every night because of the stroids ,i guess its the bodys way of getting rid of some of it or just a side effect. i'm a male so all the female hormone stuff doesnt concern me. i do believe theres some kind of leaking bacteria to our body from the gut, but i dont really know so i can just hope its temporary.

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   Posted 5/24/2008 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   

Fevers were a constant in my last flare.  I knew it was caused by the UC but I didn't know it was a symptom.  It was only when I went to see a surgeon for a consultation that I noticed it in print.  On a UC chart on his wall it had fevers and vomiting both listed as signs of active UC.  I was thrilled to see it validated as I long suffered from both fevers and vomiting.  I wouldn't worry about it but I would recommend you share it with your GI.


dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

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   Posted 5/24/2008 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
actually i forgot to mention an important fact- i'm currently feelling quite fine uc wise- no other symptoms other than the fever (maybe a little liquid stool but thats even for a uc remission is ok) - so maybe i should ask if anyone here ever had an uc flare which consists only of this fever that rises slowly in the evening to full at night and gone in the morning. 
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