PLEASE HELP, I THINK I'M IN A FLARE

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4MY2KIDS
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   Posted 6/14/2008 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
confused  
 
Can anyone please try to help me understand? I'm still new to all of this and I think i'm in a flare, my right side under my ribcage is very sore to touch and i feel nausea and just in pain and fatigue. Please help with any suggetions
 
 
DX with unspecified colitis in Oct 07
another attack March 07
current meds: ascaol 400mg 9 pills a day
                    bentyl 10mg as needed
                    kolopin .5 mg as needed
 
 
Love in Christ  Teresa


quincy
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   Posted 6/14/2008 10:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi...You should call early Monday morning to get in to see your doc asap. Upper abdominal pain could be liver or gallbladder symptoms...so he/she might need to make sure there's nothing else going on.

What other symptoms are you having?

Are you able to eat?

quincy
*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 
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~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
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4MY2KIDS
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   Posted 6/15/2008 3:17 AM (GMT -7)   
my gallbladder is already out had that was removed in Feb 08.  i can eat, when i was first dx the xray tech said that it was pancolitis and then when my doc did the colonscopy he said it was unspeicied colitis,(first attack was oct 6 08) high fever 103.0, vomiting, fatigue, diareaha.  then i was doing well for a while until may of 08, really sick again high fever, fagtigue, vomiting, dd, so i called the doc and he was going to make me go to the ER and i told him my sypmtons and he called me in predisone 60,40,20 and leaquin (anitbodic) and i was so sick i couldnt get off the couch for 6 days unable to eat so felt terrible, so i did good for a while again followed up with my GI doc and he said i may have to go back on predisone again if it came right back, but it didnt come back until last night, i could feel it coming on, but i have no dd, nausea a little, but just so sore to touch under the ribcage, and fagitue.
 
current meds 
asacol 400 mg 9 pills a day
kolopin .5 mg as needed
benetly 10 mg as needed
 
 
Love in Christ  Teresa


jujub
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   Posted 6/15/2008 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Teresa, you do need to contact your doctor tomorrow when his office opens. Occasionally, UC is accompanied by serious liver disease that needs to be treated as well, so this needs to be ruled out.

A little explanation of the terms that have been used:

Pancolitis means that your entire colon is inflamed and affected by the disease. Others of us have left-sided, procto-sigmoiditis or proctitis, all of which involve the left side, or lower end, of the colon to varying degrees.

Your doctor said you have unspecified colitis, which means they haven't fully determined the cause. It could be ulcertive colitis or it could be Crohn's disease. The most important difference for you to know about this is that UC is limited to you colon, while Crohn's can affect any part of the GI system, from mouth to rectum.

I'd suggest talking with your GI to see what his treatment plan is. Simply putting you on very high doses of Prednisone every few months isn't really a plan. He should have some plan beyond that if the Asacol fails to maintain your remission, as they usually like to minimize the Pred usage whenever possible.

My only other suggestion is that you consider a good probiotic to replace the beneficial colon bacteria that are lost from the colitis and courses of antibiotics. Some of the ones a lot of people her use are Culturelle, VSL## and Primadophilus Reuteri.

I hope you're soon feeling better.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
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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bellski
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   Posted 6/15/2008 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Teresa, I too agree that you should go to the doctor to get it checked out. Hang in there. Keep in touch to let us know how you are doing. It will be alright. Take Care, Bellski
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis,
Currently: symptoms have subsided for the most part
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Cymbalta 20 mg X 1, Canasa (sometimes) Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, One a Day Women's X 1, Citrucel, Probiotics
High fiber diet
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