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enjoyingnow
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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 6/27/2008 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with UC in March and really don't know very much about the condition. I am on Mezavant, which has helped slightly, but my biggest problem is I am vomiting a lot. I will usually vomit for days at a time up to 20 times a day, and then be fine for a few days. Is this something other people are experiencing? I have 2 kids at home (3 & 6 months) and it is making life really tough. Does anyone have any ideas to stop the vomiting that worked for them? I have tried many different diet changes (before I was diagnosed) but nothing seems to help.
THANKS FOR ANY ADVISE YOU'VE GOT!!

Lisa E.
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   Posted 6/27/2008 4:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I just got diagnosed on Monday, so I am really new to this. Have you been vomiting since the beginning? When I was in the hospital, the anti-biotics that they were giving me really did a number on me. I was vomiting non-stop. Since stopping the anti-biotics, the nausea has completely disappeared. Maybe the medication isn't agreeing with you or maybe it's something you are eating.

I feel so bad for you. My kids are 17 and 12 and it's still difficult. I can't even imagine dealing with an infant and a toddler. I rememer when my kids were babies and I had a really bad virus. I made a room in my house completely baby-proofed and I put a cot in it. It was like a giant playpen and it was the only way that I could get the rest I needed. I don't know if this is a possibility for you, but if it is, definately try to do that. At least it would be one less thing to worry about while trying to get yourself well.

Good luck to you,
Lisa E.

NuffinButtTrouble
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   Posted 6/27/2008 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
enjoyingnow,

You should call your doctor..the medication could be the cause; vomiting might be a side effect or maybe there's an infection. Whatever the cause I'd call my GI right away.

NBT


Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2007
Meds: Remicade, Primal Defense Ultra, Multi-vitamins (also iron, B12, Magnesium and Zinc), Flaxseed/Natures Bounty Fish Oil
Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid (natural anti-fungal) 600mg x2 daily
Carrot & Garlic supplements (natural anti-fungal) x2 daily
Currently taking herbal meds in the search to regain full health.


enjoyingnow
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 6/27/2008 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I know for sure it's not the medicine. I've been vomiting since September of last year, and it hasn't stopped. I only started medicine for the UC two months ago and it hasn't changed the vomiting at all . My GI knows how often I vomit, and is not yet sure if it is because of the colitis or if it is due to something else.
Thanks so much for the advise though, I really appreciate it!

bellski
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   Posted 6/27/2008 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I can not remember vomitting being a symptom of UC.  So, I just looked on the pamphlet the doc gave me when I was diagnosed and Yes, vomitting can be a symptom of UC.  So sorry you are having it so rough.  If you ever have any doubts, call your doctor, if he can't answer, you may want to try another doctor.  Just a thought, it never hurts to get a second opinion. 

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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dakotagirl
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   Posted 6/27/2008 9:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you vomiting because you are constantly nauseated? Or is the vomiting spontaneous? Does it matter what you eat? When you eat? What are you vomiting up? I'm wondering if it could be GERD related.

Vomiting can be a symptom of severe UC. However, most of the vomiting I do (yucky) is from my GERD.
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia (hip and spine) diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  close to remission?!?!?
20mg Pred, Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
1st Remicade infusion:  06/17/08
 
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suebear
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   Posted 6/28/2008 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   

I suffered with the vomiting symptom of UC.  However, I never vomited more than several times per day.  Yes it is a symptom of UC but in my years of communicating with UCers I have never met more than a couple who suffered from it.  I wish I could offer you some wisdom or tricks to prevent it but I can't.  The only time I could get the vomiting controlled was to get the severity of the flare reduced.

Sue


dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


NuffinButtTrouble
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   Posted 6/28/2008 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
enjoyingnow,
 
there was a time when I had constant hiccups twenty four hours a day for a week straight, I could barely breathe it was that bad. Eventually, my family doctor recommended me to who is now my GI, after meds were ineffective.  An appointment was made after a couple of days, I went in and he put me asleep and looked down my throat...that's when it was discovered that I had some kind of virus in there.
 
Another appointment was made about a week later, when I was ok and that's when they discovered Colitis.
 
I think it's always good to get another opinion.
 
Did your GI put you asleep and check your throat?
 
NBT



Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2007
Meds: Remicade, Primal Defense Ultra, Multi-vitamins (also iron, B12, Magnesium and Zinc), Flaxseed/Natures Bounty Fish Oil
Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid (natural anti-fungal) 600mg x2 daily
Carrot & Garlic supplements (natural anti-fungal) x2 daily
Currently taking herbal meds in the search to regain full health.


bap06
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 57
   Posted 6/28/2008 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had a terrible time with vomiting during flares. I didn't have the same frequency as you, but it was really violent. They did not think it was med related, although it did get much worse with flagyl. I ended up having a strange complication because of the vomiting during my last flare, plus a bad cough I developed in the hospital. So, to control the nausea/vomiting and try to soothe my stomach, they put me on bentyl (4 x a day), protonics, and zofran. I stayed on those through the worst of my flare, and then came off them all when I started to get better.
*Diagnosed 10/07 (6 months pregnant w/ 2nd baby)
*Asacol (4 pills 3x a day)
Canasa
Prilosec
Calcium, multivitamin, Metamucil


enjoyingnow
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 7/1/2008 5:32 PM (GMT -6)   
dakotagirl,
What is Gerd? It makes no difference what I eat, the vomiting is always spontaneous. I throw up whatever I ate, or sometimes I will start throwing up in the middle of the night with nothing in my stomach. It doesn't seem to be directly related to the UC. Today the UC is really, really bad, but no vomiting? Friday & Saturday were not such bad UC days, but I threw up 10+ times both days. It just seems at this point I am not getting a break. I am really confused and not convinced that it is directly related to UC.
Thank you so much for your comments & help! :)
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