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Date Joined Nov 2005
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   Posted 5/24/2008 2:18 AM (GMT -6)   
My insurance will be changing, and I'll be without insurance for the month of June.
So, I am waiting until July to start Remicade.
I am currently taking meds in the meantime, all that I can at this point... 
Sulfasalazine, azathioprine and entocort.
No rectals, by the way.  Nothing works.
Today, the last 6 of my bms have been either mucous only, or bloody mucous. 
No stool or other diarrhea. 
I think that what is coming out is watery diarrhea, but it is mucous.
Any idea what is going on here? 
I realize that I'm going 13-15 times a day right now, but this many only mucous in a row???
Is it just mucous, or could it be infection?
The past few weeks, the amount of mucous has steadily been increasing. 

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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 5/24/2008 2:48 AM (GMT -6)'s possible you have something else going on aside for flaring. I'd say a flare...but it's easy for the doc send in your stool samples and get it checked.

To help some of it you could use a fibre supplement to help bulk up the stool to help lessen some of your trips to the bathroom.

With an inflamed colon, it will produce more mucus and quickly expel anything that's in the lower colon in an effort to protect it.

How are you eating? Small meals with protein will help maintain your energy.

What supplements are you taking?

Your poor should still consider to use some rectal meds, however...even suppositories will help with some of the urgency.

Are you able to take any probiotics?

*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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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 5/24/2008 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
When I am going that much half of the time I go it is only mucus or mucus and blood. That is normal for me. My mucus is normally white - I don't know if that matters. The doctor never said that this was strange so I think it is okay.
Jessica 26/F 40mg pred taper
dicyclomine 10Mg before bed
Citalopram 20 MG
Colazal 3X3/day
Culturelle once daily
omeprazole(for acid reflex)
Tried (Entorcort EC 9ml/day and Prednisone, Asacol)

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