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   Posted 6/2/2008 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone,
feeling not so good and unsure was diagnosed with L/sided U/C on the 22-5 08 and then got Uveitis diagnosed on 29 5 08 sad and now have 2hly steroid eye drops for next week then 2xdaily until i go back in 10 days the meds seem to be helping the U/C as have no blood for the first time today,but why if it is left sided do i get pain in right side and am still getting stomach pains am starting to think that this will be my norm sad what would be same as tylenal in uk paracetamol or paracetamol and codine also it is my husbands birthday end of the week and we are going out for a chinese have heard not good for U/C suffers and would it be safe to have any wine have not had any for a while feel everything going wrong even legs have joined in and feel like led and toes on right foot keep cramping waiting for next thing to happen any help/advice badly needed yeah
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/L
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  Mesalazine 400mg 2x day

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   Posted 6/2/2008 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi lambkins! sorry you're not feeling so well.

Tylenol (acetominaphin) is the same as paracetamol. Watch out for the codine though - it can slow the guts. At times that's not a bad thing! But if used regularly, the slowing of the bowels can lead to toxic megacolon... So use it sparingly.

As for the wine issue - it's very individual! Some peeps have no problem with wine - others have issues.

As for the cramping - might be worth a call to the doc. If you're having D several times a day, it could be draining your potassium. Another option would be to eat high potassium foods and see if that helps.

I hope you get some relief soon!
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   Posted 6/2/2008 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Lambkins, since you've just recently started the medications, the mesalazine may not have fully taken effect yet. Also remember that even when it does, it will take some time for your colon to heal. Usually your bleeding and D will ease up first, but the pain may go slowly as your colon heals. As far as it being on the right side when your UC is left-sided, that's not unusual. I also have left-sided UC and frequently had pain on the right side of my abdomen when I was flaring. The intestines are all sort of held in place by a very delicate membrane, and swelling can stretch it and cause pain. Also, abdominal pain is difficult to localize, so sometimes it's hard to tell where the pain is really originating.

My suggeston with the Chinese is to try to avoid the bok choy; it gives me terrible gas pains. Sometimes seeds and spicy foods will offend also. Rice is a very colon-friendly food, and pasta is okay for most of us, so fried rice and lo mein are usually safe choices for me.
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