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tjf43
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 73
   Posted 6/24/2008 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Almost a full year in remission and this morning at 3AM I started running to the bathroom with D. Probably 20 times in 3 hours! Then 4 more times at work this morning. No blood and no mucous, but I haven't had D like this since my initial flare up.
 
I was going to wait and call the doctor tomorrow morning if I have more problems tonight. Figured (and hoping) it could just be a bug or something so was planning to wait.
 
Has anyone had bouts of D that severe that are not flare related?
 
Should I wait or call today?
 
Thanks!
Female, age 43
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 2/2007
In remission since 7/2007
9 Asacol daily
Rowasa 1x weekly
Fish oil, multi-vitamin, B complex, Mag Oxide, Calcium, Vit C, Vit E, Multi-vit


bellski
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 499
   Posted 6/24/2008 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, I'm surprised you made it to work. I would call your doctor todat to se what he says. He may give you some good advice. You don't want to be dehydrated. Be careful. I hope it's just a bug and is about done. Call now, keep us posted, Bellski
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis,
Currently: mild symptoms / flare ?
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Cymbalta 20 mg X 1,         Canasax X 2 Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, Centrum, Citrucel caplets, Probiotics
High fiber diet
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ediekristen
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 1366
   Posted 6/24/2008 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, not to be the downer here but one time I was in a remission for awhile after high school (I had started smoking cigarettes and it put my coiltis right to sleep) and I went on a trip with some friends and ate a mediocre breakfast at Cracker Barrel. I didn't get 10 feet out the door of the restaurant before it felt like my insides exploded. I hadn't had diarrhea in quite some time like this, so when I spent the rest of the day on the toilet I figured I had food poisoning. A c-scope and several tests later proved that it was in fact a flare that I couldn't get out of for over a year :(


That being said, it may very well just be a bug!! I would keep hydrated and call your doctor, maybe for a stool sample to test for infection/parasites and see what they think. Don't get discouraged yet, there's still hope :)

Good luck and let us know what happens please!!


tjf43
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 73
   Posted 6/24/2008 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks. I just called and talked with his nurse and she will call me back later today. Will let you know...

Female, age 43
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 2/2007
In remission since 7/2007
6 Asacol Daily
Fish oil, multi-vitamin, B complex, Mag Oxide, Calcium, Vit C, Vit E, Multi-vit


Beth75
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   Posted 6/24/2008 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I would call to be safe but that happens to me about once a year, I think it is just something bad I ate or somehow got some kind of germ my body wants to push out. Better safe than sorry!!!
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 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.  Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!
 


Lonie
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   Posted 6/24/2008 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Just this morning I've heard three people say that they have a bug with D, dizziness and a headache. Maybe it's the "bug" going around but always good for us with "sensitive" systems to check with the doc. Let us know how you are doing.
Carol

Remicade - will have my 22nd infusion on June 12.
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics
 
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tjf43
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 73
   Posted 6/25/2008 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   

Update...I heard from the nurse today. The doctor said to increase the Asacol to 12 per day. He wants blood work and a stool sample. I see him on Monday.

Thanks for your input!


Female, age 43
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 2/2007
In remission since 7/2007
6 Asacol Daily
Fish oil, multi-vitamin, B complex, Mag Oxide, Calcium, Vit C, Vit E, Multi-vit


GardenerJames
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 616
   Posted 6/25/2008 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I had awful D like that when I got C. Diff. But I had been on antibiotics recently.
James
Asacol 4 tabs 2x daily www.myspace.com/gardenerjames
Forvia once a day - Probiotic twice daily - Methotrexate 3 pills once a week - Actonel once a week
Calcium supp. - 1 mg Folic Acid daily - Omega-3 once daily
13th Remicade infusion End of April


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30828
   Posted 6/25/2008 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
tjf43 said...

Update...I heard from the nurse today. The doctor said to increase the Asacol to 12 per day. He wants blood work and a stool sample. I see him on Monday.

Thanks for your input!

It's good he's doing bloodwork and stool samples...ask about adding rectal meds ..I would suggest Rowasa if you're in the US.

Keep us posted.

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 !!!

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