slept w/my heating pad last night and feel so much better today

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Beth75
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2148
   Posted 6/3/2008 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
don't know if it's just a coincidence?  Plus I had my first semi-formed bm today in two weeks.
 
Also, I slept on my back last night and my cat slept on my stomach, I guess she liked the heating pad too!  It felt good to have that pressure (she is a small cat) on top of the heating pad.  I hope she sleeps there tonite too..........or when I stop she will probably be mad at me and start crying....
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.
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!
 


potty girl
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 835
   Posted 6/3/2008 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I use a heating pad when my stomach gets crampy and it helps alot and when I get the back pain also. hope you get to feeling better.
Rona

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,
potassium.


Got2Believe
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 436
   Posted 6/3/2008 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
i've dont that before. Don't remember how it affected my UC or if i even had uc at the time. Just be careful, you don't want to burn yourself, but i guess it depends on what the heat setting is.
                                                                                         
28/M/TX single parent of gorgeous 2.5yo girl (revised 5/8/08)
Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
currently:  6th week flaring;improving; 2bm/day; very little blood
RX/day:  Currently 10mg of prednisone per day. Lost job and insurance 10/2007 and stopped taking asacol and Imuran cold turkey
OTC: seldom use VSL#3, vitamins & other natural treatments
Diet: SCD helps tremendously, but am not strictly on it.
Other: food combos, enzymes, good posture, chewing more, etc.


uofmcamaro
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 20
   Posted 6/3/2008 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
You all are talking about back pain.  Is it pretty common with UC?  My wife has it a ton and it kills her. 

princesa
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 2204
   Posted 6/3/2008 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Inflammation in the gut can trigger pain and inflammation in surrounding areas, including the lower spine. It is pretty common. A few session with a chiropractor helped me immensely.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal.
 
 


Beth75
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2148
   Posted 6/3/2008 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
i'm talking about uc cramps.
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.
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!
 


bookworm21
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 1766
   Posted 6/3/2008 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Heating pad usually helps my UC cramps. I've actually been using it almost every night.
Female, Age 19, Dx w/ UC August 2007
Seasonal allergies
9 Asacol/day, 1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis) 3 pills/day, 1 Florastor/day
1 DanActive/day


Lonie
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 6448
   Posted 6/3/2008 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
The other night I was in the grocery store and looking for something to ease my boyfriends shoulder pain and I saw the "instant" heat wraps and noticed one for menstrual cramps. Thought it was kind of interesting but maybe it would help for our UC cramps too. I'd never seen anything like it so I thought I'd share. Just FYI.
Carol

Remicade - will have my 22nd infusion on June 12.
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics
 
Co-Moderator for the UC Forum
 
 

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Thursday, July 19, 2018 8:03 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,983,396 posts in 327,117 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161912 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Mik1999.
407 Guest(s), 15 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
logoslidat, wibblypig, DonN, torontolyme, netsavy006, Gear, Girlie, Dmarie8, fawad malik, Paxton, Pratoman, Faustmann, bmoniq7, RunJerRun, Tall Allen