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Date Joined Jun 2005
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   Posted 6/24/2008 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
how many of you have to take pain meds and what kind to deal with our uc?
Diagnosed in 1999, hospitalized once.  Not responsive to meds.  Currently on 12 Asacol, , 8 ampules of Gastrocrom, 6 grams Colestid, flagyl, remicade for my UC.  Also have migraines and take B-4, B-2, for the prevention of them.
Deciding whether or not to have surgery at this time.

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 6/24/2008 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't do well with narcotic pain relievers so I usually just take Tylonel unless the pain gets intense then I go for Darvocet. Narcotic pain relievers should be used sparingly because it slows the colon down (which can be a relief at times especially if you are flaring horribly) but you shouldn't indulge in them. By slowing the colon down too much it increases the chances of toxic megacolon. Sometime though you have to just to be able to function. But basically any pain med that doesn't have an anti-inflammatory is safe for Uc'ers.
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 1766
   Posted 6/24/2008 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I also use Tylenol and Darvocet if the pain is horrible. But the Darvocet makes me extremely drowsy so I try to avoid it as much as possible.
Female, Age 19, Dx w/ UC August 2007
9 Asacol, Rowasa1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis), 1 Florastor, 50 mg 6MP,1 Primadophilus reuteri, 1 DanActive, Remicade (1st infusion 06/08), 2.4 g Lialda

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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 955
   Posted 6/26/2008 1:54 AM (GMT -6)   
i took endone (oxycodone) for 8 months during my last year+ long flare. needed it every 4 hours due to massive pain.
was hospitalised and on morphine for a week as well.
i am flaring again grr... and have only been taking panadol as i am trying to avoid going back onto endone, as you need to wean off of it when done, since it is like heroine.
but yea, i dont mind pooping 20 times a day (even though its only blood and not poop at all) if there was no pain.
its the pain that is ruining me.
another problem with the endone is the constipation issue. seems to be that issue with most analgesics.
catch 22 hey.

so if im in horrendous pain, i will take a quarter of an endone, usually helps.
and then try to avoid it for a while.
but basically on panadol at the moment.

make sure you stay away from ibuprofen (motrin, advil) as those are NSAiD's (non sterioid anti inflammatory drugs) as they cause inflammation of the colon and excerbate UC symptoms. very bad.
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again..  grrr! (triggered by stress - grrr)
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
tumeric capsules x3 a day

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