spent memorial day in the ER

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   Posted 5/28/2008 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, well, i knew this flare was going to land me in the hospital. Luckly, my GI did not admit me when i saw him, he put me back on my 6mp and 40mg pred on last tuesday. I felt better for two days then started feeling bad again.
Then, sat/sun i was real bad, had my "normal" low potassium signs, and had severe nausea/pain, and to many BM's. So, off to the ER. They ran my labs and of course, my potassium was to low, i ended up getting a bag of potassium (IV) and two bags extra fluids, zolfran for the nausea, dilauded (sp) for the belly pain. The on call gi came and went over everything, and since i was feeling better from the potassium and fluids, he let me go home!!!! yeah
today, wed, i am feeling alot better, drinking my effervesent potassium 3x a day and trying to eat well. I am going to stay on the 40mg pred for a second week before we talk about beginning taper. YIKES!!! but it's better than being admitted i guess.
anyways, hope u all are doing fair today! shannon
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)
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day

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   Posted 5/28/2008 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh no! I am so sorry you were in the hospital. It sounds like you are doing much better. You hang in there and keep us posted!
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   Posted 5/28/2008 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
That sucks shannon, I hope you feel better soon!!

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   Posted 5/28/2008 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh heck Shannon; not a good way to spend a weekend. Take care and glad you are starting to feel better.

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   Posted 5/29/2008 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
No, not a good way to spend a holiday but at least you went in to get the help you needed. I'm glad you are feeling better and I will be wishing you more feel good (better) days. :)
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   Posted 5/29/2008 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Shannon, that is great that you are doing better, sorry that you had to go back to the hospital. I wish you speedy remission!!!
Beth, 32 ~ small flare - hoping caused by aspirin - hydrocortisone e's
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, Aloe Vera juice.
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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