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Grizzle guts
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   Posted 5/27/2008 7:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey, I'm new to the site, so I guess I'd like to say hello to everyone first and foremost.

I was diagnosed with UC about 18 months ago and up until recently it had been fairly manageable. However, my symptoms have gotten pretty severe in the last month or so and I've realised just how much my condition will impact on my life.

I was just wondering if anyone could help. I have a terrible headache and I've read that aspirin can trigger flare ups. Does anyone have any alternatives to aspirin that might help?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

jujub
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   Posted 5/27/2008 7:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HealingWell, John. Generally, it's best to stick to Tylenol for pain and fever. Some of us can take the occasional Ibuprofen, but others will flare with it.
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Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
 
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Red_34
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   Posted 5/27/2008 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, welcome to HW :) I get a lot of headaches and usually I can only take Tylonel for them. But if they get really bad - like migraine bad - I sometimes have to resort to Excederin Migraine. Which I don't like to do because it has aspirin in it but there is nothing worse then that feeling like your head is about to explode so I have to do the trade off. But first try Tylonel to see if it helps. And if you can tolerate coffee, a cup or two of coffee can help a headache as well.
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Grizzle guts
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   Posted 5/27/2008 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the suggestions. Is Tylonel (sp?) readily available in UK pharmacies?

I never knew coffee was any use. I'm away to pop the kettle on as I type!

Red_34
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   Posted 5/27/2008 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hmm not sure if it's called the same thing in the UK - hopefully some of our UK members will chime in. But another name for Tylonel is acetaminophen.
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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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NMcP
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   Posted 5/28/2008 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I was getting headaches from my medication, so I swapped to a different one and the headaches went away. It might be something worth mentioning to your GI.,
Age: 48
location: Seattle, Wa
Diagnosed with UC in June 2006
Medications: Lialda 4 pills once a day, Canasa supps as needed
Supplements: vitamins, probiotics
No. of colonoscopies: 1
Originally diagnosed with moderate UC, pancolitis
No flares since Jan, 2007


UMDTerp2001
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Total Posts : 246
   Posted 5/28/2008 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I got headaches when coming out of a flare last year...I think it was due to the severe anemia I went through. Perhaps if/when you get your symptoms under control and things settle down for you it will get better. I am one of the ones that cheats now and then and takes ibuprofen for occassional headaches/hangovers and joint pain. It does not seem to have much effect on me now that I am in remission but when flaring your gut is obviously more sensitive. There are also some natural remedies like breathing exercises and the like that may give you some temporary relief. Hope you feel better soon!
 
 
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- 29 y/o male residing in Northern Virginia
- Currently in remission
- Pancolitis since April, 2006
- Small fistula, re-occurring arthritis and anemic at times 
- 4 Colazal/day, multivitamin, Fish oil and Primal Defense Probiotics 2x/day
 
 


mbx5
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   Posted 5/28/2008 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Excedrine. That stuff is has been a godsend to me.   If left alone my headaches can turn into full-blown migraines. Excedrine is the only thing I can take to get rid of them. Standard Tylenol, asprin, and Ibuprofin dont even touch them.

I was given migraine perscription meds but never used them....

Excedrine doesnt seem to upset my UC much.

My migraines can and will get to the point of excruciating pain, vomiting, etc....so I will take some upset UC over that...the pain w / the headaches is too severe.

Since having a pituitary tumor removed, my headaches are not as bad, but they can still come about. Some are probably related to UC symptoms and exhaustion.
 
FYI notice that Excedrine Extra Strength is the exact same thing as Migraine formula...different box only.


33 yr old male. UC for 14 years. 5mg pred (tapering off), 12 pills Asacol per day, Dicyclomine (for cramps), 0.5 - 1mg Atavan per day (anxiety), Fish oil pills, Culturelle probiotics. Recent Endonasal brain surgery to remove non-cancerous hormone producing tumor on pituitary gland (And I am still more afraid of my UC!!)


neondream
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   Posted 5/31/2008 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I took ibuprofen when i got my wisdom teeth out and it put me into a severe flare. tylenol is the best for me!
20. Female. California.
Diagnosed left sided Ulcerative Colitis at 15, first symptoms at age 11.

40mg prednisone daily. (currently flaring)

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