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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 15
   Posted 7/3/2008 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone:
My mom was dx with UC in 2002 and until last october, she was really doing well on asacol. Problems escalated and here is the current status:
She was just hospitalized last friday, and released yesterday because of a high fever and real real weakness (dr. thought it may from the remicade)
After running several tests, dr. ruled out any infections. She was on NPO (no food by mouth) until tuesday when she ate a little bit (thus she has been having watery stools all throughout her hospital trip)
The GI Dr. decided to change up the medication: now she will be on asacol 8 tablets, prednisone 30 mg, imuran 75 mg (wanted to start off low b/c in the past she had lots of trouble handling 6mp), mesalamine enemas/hydrocortisone enemas (switch off every day, once a day), and remicade (4th infusion in august).
After she was hospitalized they immediately controlled the fever, and it never came back...UNTIL EARLY THIS MORNING, 12 hours after we got home. It was bad, 102.8, and she was feeling very very weak.
Does anyone have any advice for my mom or been in any similar situation? Any of your help will be appreciated.
Thank you

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 255
   Posted 7/3/2008 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
You should contact your doctor and take her back to the hospital. I hope that she gets this under control.
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

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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 320
   Posted 7/3/2008 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Call the doctor and TELL him you are taking her back to hospital. The doctors need to be more thorough this time round.
"We are dreamers, shapers, singers and makers..." - Elric, Technomage
  • 28yo male. Brisbane, Australia. Diagnosed at 16yo. Currently enjoying severe pan-colitis.
    - Participating in the Golimumab trial as of 1st May, 2008;
    - 2x Colazide, twice a day; 25mg of 6-MP a day; 1xAllopurnol;
    - 1x teaspoon of Metamucil 3 times a day;
    - 3x Garlic oil capsules & 7mL Olive Leaf Extract twice a day.

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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 173
   Posted 7/4/2008 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
The fever could be from the Remicade. I thought it was only during administration of Remicade that fever could occur because of it, but I'm not an expert. It could also be dehydration. That was my biggest problem when I was diagnosed and why I was hospitalized twice. Even though they had your mom on IV fluids, which I'm assuming because she couldn't eat by mouth, she could still be lacking those fluids.

If it doesn't go down I would call her doctor.

Hope she feels better,

Age 18
Diagnosed September '01 : Remission since July '02
Asacol- 4 pills 3xday
Azathioprine- 75mg 1xmorning
Centrium A-Z multi-vitamin
Took Remicade 3 times, BIG FAN!!!!
Have Taken: Prednisone, Flagyl, Zantac (for acid reflex)

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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 3402
   Posted 7/5/2008 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Paul, how is your mom?
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia (hip and spine) diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  close to remission?!?!?
15mg Pred, Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
1st Remicade infusion on 06/17/08:  Next infusion on 07/01/08
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