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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 7/14/2008 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   



I am absolutely confused…….my mom is a UC patient (pan colitis with ulceration all throughout)…and recently…she has been having a fever consistently (like every other day) for about the last week. We are fighting it with tylonal……she was hospitalized last week and had no infections what-so-ever (we had figured she may be having this problem from Remicade). Listed below are her medications, I just wanted to see if anyone has experienced any kind of consistent fever with one of these. Your advice is certainly appreciated….thanks everyone


Remicade (every 8 weeks…4th infusion in mid-aug.)


Imuran (100 mg every day)..just started this when admitted to hospital on july 1st.


Asacol (8 a day)


Prednisone (30 mg a day)


Hydrocortisone Enema & Rowasa Enema (switch off every night)


Multivitamin Centrum & also B12 vitamin


Any information will be appreciated. Thank you so much.

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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 7/14/2008 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Fevers are a symptom of UC so it's hard to know if this is the cause or something else. It's probably best to note this change with her GI. Yes, I had fevers off and on with my last flare.

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

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   Posted 7/14/2008 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I run a fever it seems like a couple days a week and have ever sense i was dx with uc. my GI said it was not uncoman for people with uc to do that

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,

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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 7/15/2008 12:32 AM (GMT -6)   
One of my doctors (not a GI; "Infectious Disease", I think) said that our temperatures go up during flares because small amounts of the naturally-occurring bacteria in our intestines begin to escape thru the inflamed walls and into the body cavity. My temps have gotten as high as 104.8 during flares.

I would just ask the GI. I get hot flashes with both Remicade and Prednisone, but I'm not sure if my actual temperature goes up.

21 yrs old, diagnosed severe ulcerative pancolitis 2 Mar 2007
Hospitalized 27 Apr-5 May 2007; 16 Jun-22 Jun 2008
Asacol (mesalamine) 400 mg x 12 daily
Remicade <--first infusion on 3 May 2007
Imuran (azathioprine) 50 mg x 4 daily
Iron, Vit C, Vit D, Zinc, and seemingly always on Flagyl
Eating fruits and vegetables like there is no tomorrow...

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