Just got over a flare...sort of

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P-Fit
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 419
   Posted 8/1/2008 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a pretty bad flare for a few weeks, but the bleeding finally stopped last week. I've still got the laft side bloated/pain feeling and I've been more gasy than normal the last couple of days. I'm trying to keep eating, but sometimes the gas and reflux gets bad. I'm taking Prilosec 2x a day and Gas-X strips as needed. I'm thinking about going back to applesauce and oatmeal until this passes. I'm frustrated. mad
Dee-38yrs old 
Diagnosed with UC in 2004-PTSD/Panic Disorder/Depression in 2007 & Fibromyalgia 2008
750mg colozal 3 pills 3x a day, .5mg clonazepam, 7.5mg Lexapro
1,000mg canasa suppositories (PM),
 Fioricet-Migraines
Prilosec-Not sure(Heartburn/GERD), Fish Oils
GNC Womens Active Formula Multi-vitamin
Colonoscopies-3 and one on the way 8/12/08


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 8/1/2008 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you still doing the Canasa? I don't think you're on enough rectal meds..low in the rectum inflammation can cause upper gastro discomfort.

You really should be on retention enemas..but maybe try the Canasa twice a day to help get the rectal inflammation lessened.

No bleeding means the fragility of the tissue is improving..it doesn't mean the inflammation is gone, however....

It's great you're improving.

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 !!!


tardofit
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 28
   Posted 8/1/2008 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
PAIN with the gass......ouch!

Drink tons of water!
29 year old male
 
12th year suffering UC


P-Fit
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 419
   Posted 8/1/2008 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
quincy said...
Are you still doing the Canasa? I don't think you're on enough rectal meds..low in the rectum inflammation can cause upper gastro discomfort.

You really should be on retention enemas..but maybe try the Canasa twice a day to help get the rectal inflammation lessened.

No bleeding means the fragility of the tissue is improving..it doesn't mean the inflammation is gone, however....

It's great you're improving.

quincy

I haven't been taing the casana b/c it made me super gassy, but I will start it again. I'll be glad when my GI Dr takes a look and lets me know excatly whats going on in my colon.
Dee-38yrs old 
Diagnosed with UC in 2004-PTSD/Panic Disorder/Depression in 2007 & Fibromyalgia 2008
750mg colozal 3 pills 3x a day, .5mg clonazepam, 7.5mg Lexapro
1,000mg canasa suppositories (PM),
 Fioricet-Migraines
Prilosec-Not sure(Heartburn/GERD), Fish Oils
GNC Womens Active Formula Multi-vitamin
Colonoscopies-3 and one on the way 8/12/08


kazygirl
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 955
   Posted 8/2/2008 6:53 AM (GMT -6)   
hey, im in same boat last few days. thank god

no toilet runs in the night at all.
one bm a day
no blood
no mucous

but lots of gas
and lots of left side lower pain and discomfort.

stopped the rectal meds, but after reading quincy's post (as usual) i am going to use my colifoam tonite to see if that helps.
still on everything else tho.
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
 
 
 

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