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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 1580
   Posted 8/4/2008 10:58 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?

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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 8/4/2008 12:58 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.

*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
~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 !!!

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

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 8/4/2008 8:25 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)

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