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Socalsd
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 8/11/2008 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys,
 
 I have been in a flare for a month now. My GI lowered my prednisone since it was not doing anything for me but give me bad side affects.  My problem now is I am losing weight.  I have regular BM's but there is always blood.  Any help on how I can bulk up.  I am eating allot and drinking water, vitamins and taking my meds.  I am a guy 5/10 and am down to 138 pounds I should be about 150.
Prednisone 35 mg a day
Asacol 400mg 4 pills 3 times a day
Mesalamine enima
VSL #3 probiotic


sushik
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 35
   Posted 8/11/2008 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Perhaps try taking some high calorie Ensure's between meals. That's all I can think of. Good luck.
31 yr old male
Diagnosed: 7/07 - UC - Pancolitis
Current Meds: 2 Rowasa enemas/day ; 6 Asacol / day


suebear
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 5698
   Posted 8/11/2008 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
You need to inform your doctor that you are losing weight. He/she needs to know this as they monitor your overall health.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


Socalsd
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 100
   Posted 8/11/2008 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sue,

I did let him know last week and I have a open lab for him to check my hemoglobin. The last time I had a flare 2 years ago I was becoming anemic. I see him again in two weeks if I don't get better he needs to do a colonoscopy he said to make sure it is not a hemoroid or a fissure. I just keep losing blood.
Prednisone 35 mg a day
Asacol 400mg 4 pills 3 times a day
Mesalamine enima
VSL #3 probiotic

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