how to calm the bowel

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zinov
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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 7/3/2008 2:14 AM (GMT -6)   
hi
I take pentasa 4 gram a day and usually I go 3-4 to the toilet.
If i eat something that irritates my colon i flare and go alot more to the toilet
I take in flare like this 4 gram enema and i become normal after 3-4 days
What can i take to calm the bowel in this three days?.I work and this flare really bother me
I know that i should avoid food but sometimes i make mistakes
One week ago i ate pizza and after that i ran to the toilet all day
I dont want to take medicine like remicade or imuran for this flare because i am normal usually
I heard about imodium but didnt try this does it helps?
thanx
23 years old
pentasa 4 gram a day


quincy
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   Posted 7/3/2008 3:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi...you should continue taking the enemas until you are feeling "normal". That can take a few weeks...but you'll notice a good improvement in about a week. You then should taper them to find a maintenance dosage and to help prevent bad flared.

Is this the first time you've used the enemas?

You could call the doctor and ask for a prescription of dicyclomine...10mg to start anyway. It's an antispasmodic and will help calm down the digestive tract.

What do you normally eat in a day? Are you consuming any artificial sweeteners?

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 
~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 !!!


TraciZ
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 255
   Posted 7/3/2008 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   
zinov, pizza kills me, too. The best way I've found to calm the bowel is to eat very easily digested foods. For me, that means yogurt, cream of wheat and Campell's chicken with rice soup. Like you said, you know that you should stay away from certain foods. It's hard, but if you want to calm your bowel quickly, that's the best bet I know about. Good luck.

quincy, what's the deal with artificial sweeteners?
Tressa 35 (F)
probably pancolitis
Colazal 3X3/day, Lialda upped to 4/day,Phosphatidylcholine 4 (420 mg capsules) once/day
Colazal 3X3/day (not generic)
Rowasa & Canasa as needed
Asacol 12/day


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 7/3/2008 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   
They can cause irritation to the digestive tract, diarrhea, gas bloating, ..etc.

Do the research on it.

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 !!!


Mark & Megan
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 89
   Posted 7/3/2008 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
 
You may want to try some of the natural stuff. I had some success with Aloe Juice, and Fish Oil pills. Also, to help with the inflammation I would take advil as well (though I'm sure that probably wasn't wise).  The goal is to get the inflammation down, so stay away from foods and behaviors that cause internal inflammation.
 
Here is some info on alternative meds, and you may get some info from the article and/or the video to understand how to calm the inflammation in your bowel.
 
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