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