New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

bbc
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 1580
   Posted 8/4/2008 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I notice that only when I'm in a pre-flair or starting to heal from a flair right after I have a BM I get some spasms in my colon and/or sphincter which last for an hour or two then go away..Is there anything to help with these and what's causing it?
 
Thanks

quincy
Elite Member


Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30704
   Posted 8/4/2008 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi...dicyclomine is amazing for me....the brand name is Bentylol in Canada, Bentyl in the US. I started with 10mg (which I would suggest because you can double it if necessary)..but have graduated to the 20mg in the last 5 years.

It will relax your eyesignt a bit...

Are you still using the rectal meds? (you could make a signature with the meds you're on and where in the colon your UC is just so that one doesn't keep asking the same questions).

I hate those spasms, but they truly tell me I'm flaring.

q
*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 !!!


Peety
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 2855
   Posted 8/4/2008 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
It might be a hemorrhoid, especially after a flare

bbc
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 1580
   Posted 8/4/2008 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
The weird thing is today after my a.m. BM the spasms lasted all day (never had that before) but today there was no blood in my stool though :-) . I'm hoping (and praying) that I might have also picked up a little stomach bug that's going around in addition to a mini flair.

Post Edited (bbc) : 8/4/2008 9:44:50 PM (GMT-6)

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Sunday, July 22, 2018 9:23 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,984,174 posts in 327,192 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161978 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, moleUC.
378 Guest(s), 13 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
81GyGuy, Kent M., petrkuka06, compiler, Hoagie, getting by, Noah2112, TxBart, Sheepster, kittytalk371, Fauntleroy, fiddlecanoe, moleUC