What stops bleeding the most?

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LondonRed
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   Posted 9/7/2008 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
All my symptoms seem to be going slowly but the bleeding doesn't. Some of it is hemmies and some bright red blood from the rectum / proctitis.
 
What is best to stop bleeding?
 
Steroids?
Suppositories? (I haven't started my mine yet)
Steroid Suppositories?
Remicade, Humira etc.
Diet?
Anything else?

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patches of Mild Colitis (including Rectum) - Currently Minor Bleeding
Medication: 1000mg Mesalazine Suppository at night.


jujub
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   Posted 9/7/2008 4:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Like everything else, it's individual. It depends on the areas affected and your individual response to each drug. For proctitis, rectal drugs are generally beneficial. There just isn't any cut-and-dried answer to this condition.
Judy - Southern US 
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
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LondonRed
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   Posted 9/7/2008 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks JUdilyn - I guess it's my proctitis I am worried about now as it has mucous and blood with every BM at the moment. No pain but just that. I am trying to gauge what on the whole works best for people.

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patches of Mild Colitis (including Rectum) - Currently Minor Bleeding
Medication: 1000mg Mesalazine Suppository at night.


Peety
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   Posted 9/7/2008 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I still turn to prednisone and Rowasa when it's really bad, but I bleed daily and don't worry about it if there is no urgency or pain.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA maintenance for 20+ years, usually 3 pills 2x day. 
Currently tapering OFF presnisone from lingering flare;
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Tested gluten intolerant and started gluten-free, soy-free, etc. diet which resolved flare. Also Replete probiotic, DGL (licorice root, slippery elm), Permeability Factors. Slow-release iron and B-12 shots for severe anemia.
 


LondonRed
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   Posted 9/7/2008 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Peety! I am worried though as it disturbs me seeing the blood. I am going to take 1000mg Asacol Suppositories starting Monday. God willing it will work.

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patches of Mild Colitis (including Rectum) - Currently Minor Bleeding
Medication: 1000mg Mesalazine Suppository at night.


bap06
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   Posted 9/7/2008 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
When I'm bleeding, I always up my Canasa suppositories first (go to 2 a day), and hope for the best. If the bleeding continues, I start the prednisone. That has worked well for me so far.
-USA
*Diagnosed pancolitis 10/07 (6 months pregnant w/ 2nd baby)
*Currently in remission
*Tapering prednisone - at 10 mg
*Lialda (3 x a day)
*Canasa
*Prilosec
*Calcium, multivitamin, Metamucil, iron, fish oil, probiotics


mh53mike
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   Posted 9/7/2008 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I been on the Canasa supp for a few weeks...i really dont think its helping me as good as cort enemas did. The cort enemas really sucked administering but seemed to work well.
26y old male med disharge veteran
 
Diagnosed with UC (lower proctitis) in 2004
Current daily treatment:
1000mg sup asacol
2400mg oral asacol
40mg prednisone
75mg azathioprine
20mg Nexum
 
Still 4-5 bloody, mucus bowel movents a day! Blah...


princesa
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   Posted 9/7/2008 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
As a complement to medications, some other healing options to try are George's Always Active Aloe Vera, Mucosaheal, Fissureheal (for hemorrhoids), increased omega-3 to reduce inflammation, CoQ10, l-glutamine and n-acetyl glucosamine.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Long-term remission with only minor blips.
 
 


LondonRed
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   Posted 9/7/2008 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
princesa has been reading "Heal your Gut". lol

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patches of Mild Colitis (including Rectum) - Currently Minor Bleeding
Medication: 1000mg Mesalazine Suppository at night.


LondonRed
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   Posted 9/8/2008 5:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Will I notice a big difference when I start taking suppositories if the bleeding is located local to the rectum?

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patches of Mild Colitis (including Rectum) - Currently Minor Bleeding
Medication: 1000mg Mesalazine Suppository at night.


princesa
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   Posted 9/8/2008 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
LondonRed said...
princesa has been reading "Heal your Gut". lol

For the record, the name of the book is "Listen to Your Gut" by Jini Patel Thompson, but that's certainly not the only intestinal health book that references the healing supplements I've listed. Also, I've tried most of these personally and have found them to be effective.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Long-term remission with only minor blips.
 
 


emory
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   Posted 9/8/2008 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Princesa, thanks for the list of supplements you provided. Some I hadn't heard of yet, and some I've been thinking of working into my regime. Very helpful!
emory
40 years old and female
Dx ulcerative proctitis, 3-5 cm, June 2008 (after 5 weeks of blood and mucous) and still flaring
UNTIL 9/4/08: Canasa 1000 mg suppositories nightly, 25 mg hydrocortisone suppositories in a.m.
CURRENTLY: Proctofoam at bedtime
Effexor 37.5, Clonazepam .5 mg (or more) and Trazodone 50 mg for sleep
2.5 mg methimazole for thyroid
Recently started probiotic (Garden of Life Primal Defense Ultra) and acupuncture
Osteopenia (and I haven't even taken steroids!)


LondonRed
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   Posted 9/8/2008 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I have the book too Princessa and she is great, I just happen to think a lot of it is a sales pitch for some of the products. For the record I have bought quite a bit of it, and will be buying the Natren Trinity in a few weeks.

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patches of Mild Colitis (including Rectum) - Currently Minor Bleeding
Medication: 1000mg Mesalazine Suppository at night.


quincy
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   Posted 9/8/2008 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Use the rectal meds since you have inflammation AND hemmies.

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*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  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 !!!
 


princesa
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   Posted 9/8/2008 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
LondonRed said...
I have the book too Princessa and she is great, I just happen to think a lot of it is a sales pitch for some of the products.

The products she's formulated are combinations of supplements you can buy individually, so you aren't required to purchase her products in order to get the benefits. None of these formulas existed when her first book came out. In fact, they were developed when readers requested them for convenience and to be able to order multiple supplements from one place.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Long-term remission with only minor blips.
 
 


mudua
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   Posted 9/8/2008 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Vitamin E enema stops bleeding within a few hours

JRob
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   Posted 9/8/2008 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Eight weeks of prednisone, lialda, and hydrocortizone enemas have finally stopped over five years of bleeding. Even when there were no other symptoms, the bleeding was a constant.
Ulcerative Proctitis - October 05 diagnosed
Currently- bad flare since March 08 but improving

Current Meds that are working
lialda - 2 pills AM
prednisone - 20mgs/day hope to taper soon
hydrocortisone enema - PM
canasa - PM (currently replaced by hydrocortisone e's)


potato
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   Posted 9/8/2008 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
mudua said...
Vitamin E enema stops bleeding within a few hours
Have you tried this, mudua?  Do you make the solution yourself, and if what are the proportions?
 
 
Potato...  Female, 58, dx mild left sided ulcerative colitis 11/07
asacol 3 3x a day  cortenema (generic) am & pm Rowasa every other day  am
culturelle, benefiber wafers  generic acidophilus, metamucil wafers
children's vitamin, Vitamin E 400 mg
omeprazole 2x a day
oxazepam when needed, lomotil or ImodiumAD (but not in the same day)
 
 
 
 
 
 

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