Best medications for URGENCY??

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

kops2da
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 2865
   Posted 7/8/2008 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Tomorrow is my appointment finally with the gastro docs NP.  I have to have something else besides the Canasa to control my symptoms and bleeding.  What should I try next - if I have much say in it!  I will not try steroids yet!
I mostly interested in bleeding and urgency which is messing with my life.  Any good ideas in case I have a chance to ask about trying things.  I have a prescription plan that pays for about anything - so cost is not a problem.
Elaine (trying to get ready for knee surgery)
68 old lady
New UC (with rectal bleeding and diarrhea)- 2 months ago, colonoscopy showed mild
UC rectal and little above.
Using Canasa 1000mg. once a day
Probiotic Primal Defense
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax
Lipitor
 
 
 
 


quincy
Elite Member


Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 31004
   Posted 7/8/2008 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, rectal meds such as enemas...can you maybe to them if you put your butt n the air to insert them? Just a thought since that's one of the insertion methods stated on the instructions.

You should also be on Asacol or a 5ASA oral med...Asacol is the first choice, however.

I use Bentylol (dicyclomine...Bentyl in the US) which is an antispasmodic and find it does help with the rectal discomfort...but it won't improve your UC situation or the inflammation.

You could consider a fibre supplement and a probiotic..higher dosages.

That's about all I can think of at this time.

Let us know how the appt goes.
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 !!!


kops2da
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 2865
   Posted 7/8/2008 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   

q - thanks so much.  I can just see my butt up in the air. I am pretty obese, short and have arthritis and cannot kneel on these knees that need surgery.  Anyway, I insert the suppositories (barely) on the toilet in the only position I can find that works.  Using lubricant has helped. 

I have considered asking my husband of 47 years to help but he has lung cancer and arthritis and enough of his own to contend with.  I don't think he could "stomach" helping me.  Maybe a suppository early morning after BM if I am not going out so I can ly down a while.  We will see what the NP says.  I like women medical personnel so much better than men - hoping I like this one.

The doc prescribed one Align a day and no fiber - going to ask about them. I have my list ready.  Anything but prednisone right now.  I am very sensitive to all medication such as pain narcotics, etc. so afraid to try anything for the side effect so using the conservative approach.  The one suppository and one probiotic has certainly helped a LOT!  So maybe I don't need a lot more.

Thanks again!

Elaine


68 old lady
New UC (with rectal bleeding and diarrhea)- 2 months ago, colonoscopy showed mild
UC rectal and little above.
Using Canasa 1000mg. once a day
Probiotic Primal Defense
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax
Lipitor
 
 
 
 


Kiss520
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 742
   Posted 7/8/2008 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Like quincy, I also use Bentyl and find it helpful. I usually take a couple rapid-release Tylenol at the same time for cramping.
Female, 30.   Chicago 'burbs.
DX:  Ulcerative Proctitis (10cm) January '08
Current Treament:  Rowasa 60 ML 2X daily, Cortenama 100 ML 1X daily, Bentyl 20 MG 4X daily (as needed), Tylenol, and Acidophilus 2X daily.
Diet/Exercise:  No sugar (including fructose, sorbitol, mannitol, and lactose) or wheat bran fiber.  Daily yoga, walking, or cardio w/weights.
Previous Treatment:  Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Vitamins.
Status:  Flare (showing some improvement)
 
 


potato
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 281
   Posted 7/8/2008 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I was just diagnosed in November, and the only med my doctor prescribed at the time was Asacol.  Maybe you can say you heard of it and was wondering whether it might work for you. 
Female, 58, dx mild/moderate ulcerative colitis (left sided) 11/07
asacol 3 3x a day
culturelle
child's centrum
omeprazole 2x a day
oxazepam (anti anxiety) when needed
 
 
 
 
 
 


kops2da
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 2865
   Posted 7/8/2008 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks!  I seem to have same as your dx'd.  How is Asacol working for you - are you in remission?  Do you have symptoms?  Canasa is same meds just in suppository - think I need to go from both ends! I also use same medications including Xanax for anxiety.

 Elaine


68 old lady
New UC (with rectal bleeding and diarrhea)- 2 months ago, colonoscopy showed mild
UC rectal and little above.
Using Canasa 1000mg. once a day
Probiotic Primal Defense
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax
Lipitor
 
 
 
 


Dr-A
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2105
   Posted 7/8/2008 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Lomitil kills my urgency. I'll use half a pill, and give myself an hour and it usually kicks in.

The last time I went in to my GI before my colonoscopy I asked to change my lomitil to bentyl and he wouldn't consider it. My next trip to my GP I will have him do that for me. I would definately like to try it.
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Lialda 3 day
Starting Immuran
Hydrocort/Rowasa/Vitamin E Enemas rotated
Probiotis/MSM/GreenTea/VitD+Ca/SuperDHA


munchkindd
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 348
   Posted 7/8/2008 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I've used cortenemas and rowasa enemas. These can be administered while laying on your left side, alot easier than getting the butt up in the air, lol.......Azulfidine is another 5ASA that could be worth a try. There is a thread on here about it. Good Luck
*******Donna*******
 
diagnosed with uc 27 years ago.  Enojoyed 20 year remission with just minor blips here and there (approximately 16 of those years without any meds)
 
In a flare for 2 very long years which Asacol didn't help at all.  Finally in remission again since Jan 2008, can't believe it..............
 
currently on Sulfasalazine 2 tabs 3x day. Folic acid, mesalamine enema once a week. Omega 3, Probiotics, multi vitamin, calcium supplement, Biotin....
 


hekela
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 731
   Posted 7/9/2008 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
urgency was my killer as well until things got under control for me.

you may consider playing around with your probiotic. unless you found a lot of improvement from primal defense, you could try a different brand.
i used primal defense for a few months and it helped in the beginning but then things were going down hill again. when i quit the p.d. and started another brand, that helped me some. i know there are a ton to choose from tho so if you feel like it's helping then stick with it!

i wouldn't say switching probiotics would take away all urgency, so definitely try some of these other suggestions. but it may help things a little.
29, happily married, stay at home mom to 2.5 year old son. due to have another boy 9/17/08
UC (probably pancolitis, but no c-scope yet), diagnosed June 2006, started having major symptoms sometime in January 2006, about 3 months after childbirth. 2nd flare (minor) may 2007 after taking caprylic acid for 2 weeks.

-Prednisone 8/28/06-2/28/07. and again may '07, 8 week course.
-Prayer! asacol, probio, ground psyllium husk, prenatal, folic acid, cal-mag

may you live all the days of your life.


kops2da
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 2865
   Posted 7/9/2008 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks!  I have gone back to Align which doc gave me samples of because primal defense seemed to make it worse especially gas!

I am on my way to NP today and hoping to get something else to try and I have lots of questions written down.I will resist prednisone because I see what it does to my husband for his lung disease - helps but oh the side effect.

Good luck with your new baby - I can't imagine being pregnant with UC!!

ElaineNY


68 old lady
New UC (with rectal bleeding and diarrhea)- 2 months ago, colonoscopy showed mild
UC rectal and little above.
Using Canasa 1000mg. once a day
Probiotic Primal Defense
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax
Lipitor
 
 
 
 


ediekristen
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 1366
   Posted 7/9/2008 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
For urgency I used to take something called hyoscyamine, it's an anti-spasmodic and helped calm my intestines down. I only stopped taking it because when I moved to Iowa my doctor and the pharmacist both hadn't heard of it and so they didn't prescribe it. I'm hoping my new doc back in here Florida will.

Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar region of the spine from long term prednisone use. 

Currently unmedicated and flaring :(
Waiting for my appointment with the new GI on July 18th. Insurance finally kicked in, hooray!

 
 
 


kops2da
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 2865
   Posted 7/9/2008 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Just back from seeing the gastro NP.  She is great and listened and talked and answered my questions.
I told her about you guys and she said that is good that I come here to relate to others!  She feels that I have probably had colitis for years just not ulcerated since I was diagnosed years ago with IBS.
Doctor added Colazal 3x2 for now and see her in a month.  She said I should see results in a couple weeks.  If any problems - just call.
Also, she stated there was no contraindications why I can't have the knee replacement after the monht of using this - assuming it does its job.  I ask about Asacol and she said that Colazal is better for left-sided UC like I have.
Thanks for all your help and helping me know what questions to ask, etc.
I will continue as I am just adding the Colazal for now to be sure any reactions are from it.
ElaineNY

68 old lady
New UC (with rectal bleeding and diarrhea)- 3 months ago, colonoscopy showed mild
UC rectal and little above.
Using Canasa 1000mg. once a day
Probiotic Align (after trying primal defense)
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax
Lipitor
 
 
 
 

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, September 24, 2018 6:15 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,006,229 posts in 329,318 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161825 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, TheRayf.
275 Guest(s), 8 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
mattamx, Kent M., xpeetzax, Admin, InTheShop, oregonhay, stickersteve, iPoop