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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 8/17/2008 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, i posted a few days ago but anyways ive had UC for 10 years, im 26 now, currently on azathioprene, ive been healthy for 3 years but im getting some symptoms, diahrea, gas, etc, and minor amounts of blood in can see in the stool, plus some mucas, nice lol, so i calling my doc tomorrow to see what he says, i want to avoid steriods obviously but im might increase my azathioprene, any suggestions as to what to do,
also ive had 4 flares in 10 years and they have all been in august, ive always wondered why, i thaught stress form going back to school was it at first but i graded high school in '00 so who knows, i love this disease but it could be worse, i have a relative in a wheel chair im sure he would trade me in a second!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 1580
   Posted 8/17/2008 11:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hope your flare passes quickly, maybe adjust your diet to the bland one...I'm also in the midst of a mini flair right now. I met someone just today that not only had colon cancer and had to remove her entire left colon, but also had a double mastectomy as a preventative measure due to the very very high risk of her having breat cancer due to're so right it could always be worse and thankfully its not...let's just pray we all get better and certainly not any worse...
Mild to Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
3 Lialda per day
Generic Rowasa daily or every other night
Probiotics, Bowel Soother, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Trying to reduce sugar in my diet but cannot tolerate artificial sweetners
I excersice daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!

Elite Member

Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 31006
   Posted 8/18/2008 12:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't think comparing to other diseases or conditions is the best way to perceive or negate having UC. Maybe just be grateful it's not probably know what that would be like.

NOTAR....have you never been on any of the 5ASA meds...oral/rectal? Maybe adding a rectal med to the mix..either 5ASA or steroid..will help.
I don't know about the dosing for Aza...

Event/time-related flaring definitely happens for many of us....I can see school starting as being one.

*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 !!!

New Member

Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 8/18/2008 12:52 AM (GMT -6)   
thats what i could be worse, i was on asacol for 7 years but the doc switched me to aza cause the asacol didnt seem to do anything anymore, i flared a few times in it, im going to ask him about going on some of that stuff

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