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   Posted Yesterday 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
....do you remember the moment just before your hiding place was discovered during a game of hide-and-seek?  Did you ever experience a wave suspenseful excitement that kind of warmed your guts and caused your GI areas to contract?
I ask this odd questions because I experience a similarly peculiar response at restful, quiet times and I absolutely relate it my UC either as a trigger or as a symptom. 
It seems so out of place at the time and is totally different than a wave of cramps before diarrhea. It is neither unpleasant or pleasant, exactly,  but it is a rather strong sensation.   It is like a chemical such as adrenalin has been released but without the heavy breathing or racing heart.  It is also not a frequent feeling, but I get it when my UC is about to take a turn for the worse.
I'm not sure I have explained this phenomenon properly at all.  Does it sound familiar to anyone? 
Also, relative to many people I know, I live a low stress life with a pathetic lack suspense and excitement that might be triggering these feelings.
UC diagnosed 10/05, first symptoms 1983
canasa and lialda daily
Trying out Digestive Fitness Probiotic

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   Posted Yesterday 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
It's strange you posted this...

My husband just described the exact same thing to me. We were sitting here yesterday and he said "whoa, i'm gonna have to poop soon" and described the same feeling.

I don't think i've ever experienced it but i know my husband has.
Kelly, 30

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, no more pred after two years!!!! Off imuran as remicade is working!
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran 8mg every six hours for nausea
Remicade started 3/1/08...just had 4th infusion

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   Posted Yesterday 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Definitely know what you mean. It doesn't happen often though
Diagnosed March 2005
Remission since January/April 2006 (incident with mono)
3200mg Asacol, 25mg Amitriptlyine, Ortho Tri-cyclen lo, Imodium when I need it
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   Posted Yesterday 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
You explained it great and I know exactly the feeling you're talking about. I too get this at times, like I'm having anxiety about something but there's nothing going on in my head or otherwise. It just happens unprovoked and then I have to go to the bathroom.


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!


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   Posted Yesterday 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Happens to me all the time... Weird.
21 years old

Diagnosed with moderate/severe UC June 2007

Taking Lialda 3x a day, and just started taking Entocort(3 pills/day) on 5/29/08. Started to taper off on the steroid, but, that proved to be bad..

Severely anemic, was taking 3 65mg iron tablets a day, now just down to 1 because my hemoglobin levels are almost normal, and I cannot stand the stomach aches I get from all that iron. However, I was down to just 1 Entocort a few days ago and started to have a flare, so, I might have ruined my levels again. =/

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   Posted Today 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
It is bizarre that we all have the same sensation.  I wonder if others beside myself attribute it to their UC.

UC diagnosed 10/05, first symptoms 1983
canasa and lialda daily
Trying out Digestive Fitness Probiotic

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   Posted Today 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I always assumed it was from my UC

Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) diagnosed at age 15; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use. 

Current Meds:
Lexapro 10mg
Trying out Lialda, 2 pills/day


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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted Today 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, it happens to me, too, always right before (30 mins?) I get sick. Mine's more like on a roller coaster, though.
Tressa 35 (F) in WNY
unknown dx (UC or Crohn's), skip lesions, but I'm getting better!
Canasa nightly, Asacol 12/day, zantac twice/day for possible ulcer

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