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Just here...
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 110
   Posted 8/27/2008 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I was lucky for over 9 months, but it's back...
 
Blood.
 
Monday, I went to the bathroom, and filled the bowel up with a bright red fluid.  As, I got scared, and made a noise, my boyfriend came into the bathroom with that "oh, crap, you're bleeding" tone, and before I could flush it away, he saw. 
 
Immedately, he freaked out.  He wanted to rush me to the ER, which I said, 'what are they going to do' and got into a fight that I know how to manage my disease, since I've had it for almost 10 years, blah, blah.
 
The next four times I went to the bathroom, it was bright red.  But then, it stoped.  The entire day yesterday, I was fine, no blood, nothing.  Today, again, no blood.  Some cramping, but brown stool...
 
Then.
 
Just about an hour ago, the bleeding is back.  I'm freaking out now, because it had stopped for a whole day and now is back...
 
I was on a high dose of Vicidin and Soma with codiene for a muscle accident early last week, and although I shouldn't the past few weeks have really been hitting the coffee and beer and vodka a little more than normal.
 
I don't know if it's from that, or what.  My remicade appointment is on the 2nd, which part of me just wants to wait till then, but I know I shouldn't.  I have a viral and bactrical sinus infection right now, so I am scared that I won't be able to get the remicade, when I know that is what I really need right now...
 
Need some insight.
 
My bloodwork two months ago came back good, nothing to report.
 
What do you all think...
 
Jared
Pancolitis diagnosed in '99
Crohn's Disease diagnosed in '06
Currently on:
Medrol Dose Pack
Imuran 100 MG Daily
Asacol 1600 MG Daily
Flexeril 10 MG (four times a day for relaxation/stress relief)
Remicade
Slow release Iron
 
 


dakotagirl
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 3402
   Posted 8/27/2008 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Ugh. Seeing blood again can just drain you emotionally. So sorry to hear it is back.

I suggest calling your doc. Your remi infusion isn't far off, but with a sinus infection things are more complicated. Are you having cramping as well? Could it just be hemis? They do shed a lot of blood and a little blood can look like a lot - which you well know.

Don't wait. Get some Rowasa and Canasa. Treat it at the first symptoms.

Here's your kick in the shin - wake up call (which I usually need when I start flaring): Fix your diet - no excess alcohol, etc. Get enough rest. Take care of yourself. And call your doc for the meds!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia (hip and spine) diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  Remission?!?!?
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
Remicade: 1st infusion 06/17/08:  Next infusion: 10/07/08
Last Prednisone dose:  7/15/08
 
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bbc
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 1580
   Posted 8/27/2008 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hang in there...I see you have both UC and Crohn's...that's more than a lot to handle. I'll pray you get better very soon and you will : ) 9 mos since your last flair is a great accomplishment.


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!!!

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