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kazygirl
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted Yesterday 4:44 AM (GMT -6)   
okay, just curious here...  how long do you sit on the toilet for?
 
i just had a 40 minute episode on the can where i had 4 waves of poos, pain, cramping etc...
so...
do you sit there for 40 minutes with your legs falling asleep and get it over with?
or
do you get up and then 2 minutes later sit back down for a bit, then get up and then sit back down... 4 times, to do the same amount of damage to the toilet?
 
(i find my little space heater and sudoku book helps me with the 40 minute episodes)
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again..  grrr! (triggered by stress - grrr)
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
tumeric capsules x3 a day
 
 
 


Asia
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Date Joined Aug 2005
Total Posts : 188
   Posted Yesterday 5:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Yup, definitely--but more like 20-35min. Varies. Doesn't happen everyday for me. I find if you lift your leg up as high as you can for a minute it will get the blood flowing again. :)

..turmeric capsules..how are those working for you?
Diagnosed with UC in August 2005. 
Suffered for my whole life before being diagnosed. 
Told to "Eat more fibre." 
 
Currently on:

Salofalk 1500mg x 4/day
Entocort
6mg x 1/day
Entocort increased to:
9mg x 3/day as of 2.14.08


quincy
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   Posted Yesterday 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
When I'm flaring it feels like an eternity....white-knuckling through bms trying to get out a little amount and it feels like the size of a watermelon..yeow!
 
You're definitely flaring, and I'd suggest you start using the 5ASA enemas Steph.

As well, the granules will contain aspartame (that delicious sweetness)..which can exacerbate some of your symptoms.

Are you still on the pred?

quincy


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Red_34
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   Posted Yesterday 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Usually only about a minute or less. By the time I make it to the toilet - which is downstairs, I am ready to go anyway. Of course that doesn't mean that I won't be down there again thru out the morning though!
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kazygirl
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   Posted Today 12:58 AM (GMT -6)   
im still on pred, but jsut went down to 20mg today... will go down by 5mg every 4 or so days now.

cant do the big enemas, they make me really ill with all side effects and cant hold it in.
was given colifoam instead... even though it doesnt go as far.

tumeric capsules... well im embarrassed to say that the bottle is sitting there still unopened.
i think i have a psychological block to taking them... for some reason i am equating them with something along the lines of chilli powder. i know it makes no sense really and is totallly illogical. but i think thats whats in my head.
im afraid of the pain when it goes thru my gut like chilli would feel. or cumin or something like that.
i know i know... im going downstairs now to take one right now.
im such a weirdo i guess.

i am definitely flaring.. have been since end of May.
its weird ... i have no idea how im really doing as most of the days lately i have been fine, then bam it gets bad at night and im miserable.
and during the day i feel like crap, but i think its the pred.
im definitely doing better than a month ago when i was bad and bleeding all day long.
now i have bms with no blood and they are a bit formed.
so i THINK im on the mend... but dont really know.
ho hum
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again..  grrr! (triggered by stress - grrr)
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
tumeric capsules x3 a day
 
 
 


IndianaUC
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 212
   Posted Today 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I have tumeric in my kitchen cabinet and I use it from time to time on food. I looks spicy, but it's not. It's what makes yellow rice yellow. ^_~ Give it a try. You'll be surprised just how yummy tasting it really is. And trust me I'm a VERY picky eater. I would sooner starve then eat something I don't eat....like right now. It's too hot to cook so my tummy is empty. Hmm yellow rice. I think I'll go make some right now. tongue
- DXed with "left sided" UC in 1998. DXed with "proctitis" Oct. 2007
- Sulfasalazine 4 500mg tabs twice daily
- 500mg Vitamin C, 1 Multivitamin, L-Glutamine
- Max Acidophillis EC Capsules 350Mg(7 types of bacteria with over 42 billion viable cells) with 50 Mg colostrum & 50 Mg FOS(fructo-oligosaccharides)
- Experimenting with this or that on occasion. Always open to new ideas.


Eva Lou
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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted Today 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   

Let's see...i sit down, get up, sit down, get up, each time with the waves of cramps/poo. Probably about 4-5 times each AM. Then, I'm ok & ready to go out for the day, literally. After I eat a meal, same thing- but it's usually only once or twice. The whole morning thing (someone on here once called it the "main event", which STILL cracks me up!!!) takes about 2-3 hours. Which makes those early AM appointments or work a big hassle. And I love turmeric in food- Indian food is so good.


diagnosed with UC '02
meds-
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade-10mgs/kg- since 4/07
Imuran- 150mgs/day
Culturelle
Fiber supplement
 
 
 


kazygirl
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 955
   Posted Today 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
i am taking my tumeric now.. thanks for the input and reassurance.

at the moment im quite annoyed that i have to run to the toilet just to fart.
i cramp up and run in and bam.. bloody fart.
yum...

just starting to get really frustrated.
let me rephraset that.... NOT just starting as this has been the case for a long time... but im frustrated none the less.
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again..  grrr! (triggered by stress - grrr)
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
tumeric capsules x3 a day
 
 
 


basa0806
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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 2103
   Posted Today 10:30 PM (GMT -6)   
If its d I'm on the toilet and off in 5-10 minutes. My dad calls them the 5-20's...5 seconds to let er rip and 20 minutes to pick it up tongue
If I'm normal sometimes I'm done in 5 sometimes I need to walk away and come back and try again :)
Sam
Diagnosed March 2005
Remission since January/April 2006 (incident with mono)
3200mg Asacol, 25mg Amitriptlyine, Ortho Tri-cyclen lo, Imodium when I need it
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude"
Maya Angelou


Blue220
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 191
   Posted Today 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Stand up, sit down, fight, fight, fight!

Ok, for real, I have a laptop, so I bring that in with me. At night (if I have to) I get up, go, then get up again two minutes later. During the day I bring in my computer, do most of my homework, etc. I have puzzle books, magazines, and textbooks to read in there too when it's too urgent to grab my computer. I should just bring in my bookshelf...

And yeah, I'll be a long time usually if I'm feeling bad enough.
21 years old

Diagnosed with moderate/severe UC June 2007(undiagnosed a while before that. It was terrible. I had to take most of my finals for that semester next to the bathroom).

Now taking Lialda 3x a day, and just started taking Entocort(3 pills in the morning) on 5/29/08. Now I'm down to just one a day for about a week then it's back to just my Lialda and iron.

Severely anemic, now taking 3 65mg iron tablets a day.


kazygirl
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 955
   Posted 7/22/2008 3:53 AM (GMT -6)   
lols... i have a big ass sudoku book and im already done with 242 puzzles as of 10 minutes ago.
i bought it like 2 weeks ago. hahaha

i do have a library in all bathrooms full of good reading material.
need to restock since ive read everything like 4 times now.

when im in other peoples bathrooms, i find myself reading the labels on the air freshener, toilet paper bag, anything i can get my hands on really that has words.

ive been in and out of the can all day today.. no 40 minutes crappers yet today, but lots of 10 minutes ones.
even having those where you cramp up and then nothing happens. thats not fun.
i feel like i cant go anywhere.
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again..  grrr! (triggered by stress - grrr)
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
tumeric capsules x3 a day
 
 
 


Supa
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 748
   Posted 7/22/2008 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
When I am flaring, I get those glorious bloody farts too-have to run to the bathroom anytime I even *think* something might come out!

On topic, when I am flaring, I run to the bathroom everytime unless my kids are in bed. When they are up, I just don't have even 20 minutes I can spend in the bathroom, so I would try and be as short as possible in there and hope I wouldn't have to go back for a while. I would also hope I would be able to make it through a diaper change or taking care of a boo boo or whathaveyou before having to rush off (though I have had to rush to the bathroom carrying a half naked toddler and just hope they wouldn't have to go themself before I got a diaper on them!).
Laura
 
33 years old
 
Diagnosed in 2007
Currently on prednisone 15mg/day and tapering, Asacol 6pills/day and biweekly injections for Humira clinical trial

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