Reversal of volume?

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schrek-chewbacca hunk
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   Posted 7/18/2008 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Last weekend it was amazing how much stool I produced (without too much blood/mucous-if at all).  Since Tuesday I have been going about 10x a day with cramps - in mostly bloody/Mucousy very small stools.  Although I am pleased with volume and frequency are down a bit - still very flare-like in cramps, pain and now more bloody small stools needing a strain to produce - even with the urgency pain.
It seems odd that the body is flaring one way in high volume output and then another with low volume output.  Frequency was 15+ per day down to 10 or less.
I think I have had this before - but it seems like a long time ago, even pre-prednisone.  Anybody have any thoughts?
I have upped my VSL3 to 4 sachets a day earlier in the week, and I have tried to eat more, perhaps it is time for a VSL reduction.
Still afraid of the BM though regardless large or small...the pain/urgency feel is the same regardless.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30411
   Posted 7/18/2008 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi you need all this to deal with on top of all you're going through. I would suggest the rectal meds...what can you take?
Are 5ASA meds a possibility...I've forgotten.

quincy xx
*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
~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!!)
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