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CANUCK
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   Posted 7/8/2008 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I have recently seen a change in bowel habits.  No desire to go on the odd day but when I do have a movement, it can be loose.  I was diagnosed with UC in 2005 and have not really flared since.  I am trying to figure if this is the start of a flare?  The only thing I question is that my movements are still to one per day rather than when I was first diagnosed which was frequent movements.  Has anyone else experienced these symptoms?
 
I have been on Salofalk ever since I was diagnosed.
 
Thanks in advance.
UC Diagnosed Oct '05
2 Salofalk - 4 times daily


quincy
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   Posted 7/8/2008 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
If your symptoms continue to increase, then I'd say it's more likely to be a flare. Are you having any rectal discomfort during any of the bms?

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 !!!


CANUCK
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 14
   Posted 7/8/2008 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Normally itchiness or just a lot of stomach growling and gas.

UC Diagnosed Oct '05
2 Salofalk - 4 times daily


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30692
   Posted 7/9/2008 1:12 AM (GMT -6)   
The itchiness could be a hemorrhoid or a minor yeast infection.If it increases, you'll know soon enough if it's a flare.

If in fact your symptoms do show a flare, do call your doc and request the rectal Salofalk enemas which come in a 2g or 4g dosage.

Keep us posted.
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 !!!

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