Fluttering Gut

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BumTum
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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 7/26/2008 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been a guinea pig for a drug study on Asacol for about 3 weeks.  I did OK until this week.  Pain!  Lots of it.  My gut is twittering like a scared puppy.
 
What is happening when the gut is twittering?  I'm not experiencing gas or frequent stools.  Just pain and mild cramping.  Oh yeah, my ankles and wrists are aching - a sure sign that colitis is looming near.
 
BumTum
  • Pancolitis since 5/06 at age 50, IBS since childhood
  • Degenerative Disc Disease/Spinal Stenosis - L4 and L5
  • Prescribed: Asacol, Atenolol, Zoloft, Synthroid, Menest, Crestor 
  • Prescribed: Xanax & Hydrocodone as needed
  • OTC:  Probiotic 15-35, Multi Vitamin, B Complex, Turmeric, Fish Oil, Biotin
 
 
 


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30838
   Posted 7/27/2008 1:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like spasming or increased activity....could, however, be what you ate going through the tubes..or..IBS.
 
You could ask the doc to prescribe dicyclomine...works well for me. 

How much Asacol are you taking? The study is to take them all once a day, right?

quincy


*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 !!!


BumTum
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 304
   Posted 7/27/2008 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I take six pills once a day.
  • Pancolitis since 5/06 at age 50, IBS since childhood
  • Degenerative Disc Disease/Spinal Stenosis - L4 and L5
  • Prescribed: Asacol, Atenolol, Zoloft, Synthroid, Menest, Crestor 
  • Prescribed: Xanax & Hydrocodone as needed
  • OTC:  Probiotic 15-35, Multi Vitamin, B Complex, Turmeric, Fish Oil, Biotin
 
 
 

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