I think I am flaring :(

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LondonRed
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   Posted 6/10/2008 8:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I saw some blood on the tissue and this is in addition to the dark stools I had this morning. I have also been to the toilet and had Diarrhoea 6 times already today - I normally go once. But this could be the IBS as I always get loads of BM's if I am anxious.
 
It could also be a hemmrhoid or a fissure as I have felt a stinging sensation in my anus for about a week or so. The blood also looks so fresh and very specky like it is from a cut finger. I have not noticed any visible blood on my stools yet.
 
What next? Is my life about to change forever? Will I need something else other than Asacol?
 
Got a GI apppointment on Saturday.
 
Had a great job offer but might not be able to take it depending on the insurance :(
 
God help me.

Diagnosis in October 2007: Non Specific Colitis (possible UC but not confirmed) (Mild inflammation on Rectum, Plus some patchy inflammation on Right side of Colon).

Medication Prescribed: 800mg Mesalazine (Asacol) 3 times a day  

Symptoms: One or sometimes two BM's a day often linked to anxiety and stress (IBS). In remission since October.


Yafit
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   Posted 6/10/2008 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Get Advantage Digestive, start today, can be found in any drug store. PROBIOTIC - VERY IMPORTANT!
NO SUGAR!!! that means all sweets. NO REFINE FOOD.
Start with root veg, brown rice cooked chicken, spinach (I read it here - v. good) banana, pear, no fried food.
Massage your feet in and around the arch, every eve when sitting.

bellski
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   Posted 6/10/2008 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Maybe canasa suppositories will help. I just read on this site yesterday that this guy thinks he found a "cure" for UC. It is basically to eat a can of spinach a day. I went out and bought a lot of spinach. It wouldn't hurt to try. Drink a lot of water, try to relax (easier said that done), and be careful what you eat. I hope everything is O.K. soon. Hang in there, Bellski
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis, possible dysplasia
Currently: symptoms have subsided, awaiting biopsy results for dysplasia
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Cymbalta 20 mg X 1, Canasa (during flares) Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, One a Day Women's X 1, Citrucel,
High fiber diet
"I thank God that  I found this website!"
 


LondonRed
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   Posted 6/10/2008 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I just spoke to the GI again who rang me on my mobile and told me to give it a few days and if things improve to cancel our apppintment on Saturday.

I live in England where health is FREE so private appointments like the one on Saturday would normall never be cancelled by a GI. My GI is also in the TOP 5 GI's list of the United Kingdom and he says he isn't worried at all.

He says the blood is probably where I have wiped too hard or a Hemmi and that black stools isn't necessarily Melena. Melena hs said is thick sticky patched almost like clots and not stools.

I think he was angry with me for overreacting, he was saying "look we don't even know if you have UC it could be infective colitis but are treating it as UC just in case".

I have been to the loo a couple of times since then and all I get are small black/dark brown stools but no visible blood or diarrhoea.

So I face an anxious few days.

Diagnosis in October 2007: Non Specific Colitis (possible UC but not confirmed) (Mild inflammation on Rectum, Plus some patchy inflammation on Right side of Colon).

Medication Prescribed: 800mg Mesalazine (Asacol) 3 times a day  

Symptoms: One or sometimes two BM's a day often linked to anxiety and stress (IBS). In remission since October.


Yafit
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   Posted 6/10/2008 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Does not hurt to go on a health food diet! No sugar etc....

LondonRed
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   Posted 6/10/2008 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I am going to take a Bio Care Probiotic now and one when I go to sleep. I need to get my stool colour back!

Diagnosis in October 2007: Non Specific Colitis (possible UC but not confirmed) (Mild inflammation on Rectum, Plus some patchy inflammation on Right side of Colon).

Medication Prescribed: 800mg Mesalazine (Asacol) 3 times a day  

Symptoms: One or sometimes two BM's a day often linked to anxiety and stress (IBS). In remission since October.


LondonRed
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   Posted 6/10/2008 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I just rang the Chinese take away and asked what they put in my noodles. They said they used DARK Brown Soy Sauce for the dish I ate. Hopefully I may have found the culprit. God willing.


Diagnosis in October 2007: Non Specific Colitis (possible UC but not confirmed) (Mild inflammation on Rectum, Plus some patchy inflammation on Right side of Colon).

Medication Prescribed: 800mg Mesalazine (Asacol) 3 times a day  

Symptoms: One or sometimes two BM's a day often linked to anxiety and stress (IBS). In remission since October.

Post Edited (LondonRed) : 6/10/2008 12:58:22 PM (GMT-6)


quincy
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   Posted 6/10/2008 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   
If you have any rectal meds start them if it continues for the next day.
q
*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
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~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 !!!


Beth75
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   Posted 6/10/2008 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
that really aggravates me, your Dr. treating you as though you are overreacting, what about underreatcting, is that ok? Where is the handbook on how to act w/this flipping disease? Why doesn't he draw you a org type chart so you know what to do. Sorry, it just really makes me mad, I have learned so much more here than from any Dr.

Anyhow, I hope you are ok. I agree w/Quincy, take some rectal meds. It's hard to know what is going on. I had a thing where I was eating a lot of oranges and got a lot more bm's but when I stopped eating the oranges, I went back to 'normal'. Also I had a hemi and for me that is flat blood on the tp, not the clumpy kind.
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!
 


LondonRed
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   Posted 6/10/2008 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
He is the perfect GI and so caring. If I send an e-mail at midnight I will have a response by 8am. During the day it's even sooner. I don't know where I would be without him. He is just trying to manage me because he says that anxiety makes the IBS worse so for me to stay calm when things arise. I don't have rectal meds and I have had no blood in the several times I have been lately. The stools are also now darl brown not blood.

I will see how it goes for the next two days. You all are so supportive.

Diagnosis in October 2007: Non Specific Colitis (possible UC but not confirmed) (Mild inflammation on Rectum, Plus some patchy inflammation on Right side of Colon).

Medication Prescribed: 800mg Mesalazine (Asacol) 3 times a day  

Symptoms: One or sometimes two BM's a day often linked to anxiety and stress (IBS). In remission since October.

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