Hi guys! I have had UC for 5 yrs now. I do have BAD abdominal pain during flares. It can be to the point that i even pass out from the pain. I do not take pain meds for my UC. I have found that nulev works really well for cramping related to my UC.
Now, i also take Percocet 5mg 3x a day for the last few years for pain related to a accident that i had as a child that is causing chronic pain now. I am with a Pain Management Clinic, and my GI is aware that I am on percs.
Honestly, i can't say that even the percs help the accute pain w/ UC flares. The nulev usually does the trick tho. I have found that my flares and my Dirrehea are less as a result of the perc use tho. I did have severe constipation in the beginning but worked it out (ha ha, literally) w/ stool softners. Now, i do not even have constipation as a side effect, even tho i do have slowing bowels since i don't have D anymore most of the time!
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1999-current, chronic hemmoragic ovarian cysts, w/ partial ovary removal
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day