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emory
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   Posted 9/8/2008 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Okay, so not only am I looking in the bowl every single time, and doing hygienic gymnastics to try to see what's in there before the TP drop, now I'm using a flashlight.

My sweet little daughter's CINDERELLA flashlight.

Funny? Or just plain warped? Oh, what does it matter...
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!)


TraciZ
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   Posted 9/8/2008 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
don't let it fall in the bowl! lol
Tressa 35 (F) in WNY
unknown dx (UC or Crohn's), skip lesions & stomach ulcers
Canasa nightly, Asacol 12/day, prilosec twice/day for ulcers in antrum


emory
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   Posted 9/8/2008 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh, yeah, THAT would get me in big trouble! (giggle)
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!)


quincy
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   Posted 9/8/2008 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a flashlight in the bathroom...a small one. A friend once asked me why I have one there. Gulp...."well, it's handy from wherever we are in case there's a black-out". lol!

You must get your own!

q
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
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~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
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~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
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Lucky777
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   Posted 9/8/2008 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I always have the lights on during the day, and I have used a flashlight..

You are not alone. But dear god, get your own and not your daughters :p
Sean - 31

UC Since April 2006, diagnosed 2007 (Flex-Sig)
4 x Liada (2 am 2 pm)
175mg Azathioprine
2 x Imodium
Remicade consult scheduled
1 x 1000mg Fish Oil Cap
Starting some probiotics and SCD-like foods to see if I can make a change.


Peety
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   Posted 9/8/2008 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
This is too funny.
It seems I have thrush in my throat (a side effect of steroids), and asked my husband to let me look in his throat with a flashlight, so I could compare. He couldn't figure out how to get his big fat tongue out of the way so I could see all the way back, and he finally said he had enough of that!
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.
 


Gigi1227
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   Posted 9/8/2008 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
This is too cute! I like to call our disease the La Poo Disease!

You guys are great!

Gigi1227

Currently Flaring
Diagnosis 8/25/08
Canasa
Asacol
Mega Probiotic
Multi Enzyme
Psyillum

emory
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   Posted 9/8/2008 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I know, I know, guys -- I'm getting my own flashlight! As soon as I make it to the store (not always that easy...)
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!)


Sara14
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   Posted 9/8/2008 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
That's funny. I've definitely used a flashlight before, too.
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa nightly; Canasa weekly; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin


beartooth
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   Posted 9/8/2008 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I understand about the gymnastics, but never thought about using a flashlight. How's the Cinderella flashlight work for you? I might have to go out and myself one...
Brandon
 
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06 - currently flaring
Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda


emory
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   Posted 9/8/2008 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Sad to say, folks, Cinderella has been retired from duty. My husband just got home from running a 100-mile ultramarathon and brought back the household's regular supply of flashlights. (Yes, he and I are leading very different lives at the moment; I'd be excited to make it through Target without leaning hard on my cart...) I've now got an ordinary little black Maglite tucked in a handy spot. BORing.

In any case, I would have preferred Sleeping Beauty.
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!)


lil slowpoke
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   Posted 9/8/2008 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, so I'm not wierd. I've had a flashlight in the loo for ages now.
Merry
uc since feb '05
colazol 9 day, calcium, multivitamin, fishoil
atenolol, bc pills,( for migraine relief )
back on canasa
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UC since'76
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   Posted 9/8/2008 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
about the gymnastics part. I guess most of us "look." I was at a large airport last Christmas and they had an electronic eye thingy that, as soon as I stood up, flushed everything so fast it was ready for the next person before I could even turn around. It felt weird and struck me as funny.

Ulcerative Colitis since about 1976
Pan colitis since at least 1994
 
30 years with UC and never had a flare until MD gave massive dose of Magnesiun while hospitalized for bronchitis. I had no family doctor so they had just assigned me to the house doctor. Then was hospitalized a few days for moderate flare. No flares since. But now I have a family doctor.
 
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kops2da
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   Posted 9/8/2008 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   

To make all you "youngsters" feel better - this granny uses a flashlight also and so excited when I don't see blood!!

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
Colazal 1X3- discontinued for now
Probiotic Align
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Starting Rowasa nightly - discontinued for now
 
 
 
 
 
 


NuffinButtTrouble
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   Posted 9/8/2008 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I thought I was the only one breaking my neck to check out my pooh...hahaha. but i don't use a flashlight..............yet.
tongue  
NBT


Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2007
Meds: Remicade, Primal Defense Ultra, Multi-vitamins (also iron, B12, Magnesium and Zinc), Flaxseed/Natures Bounty Fish Oil
Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid (natural anti-fungal) 600mg x2 daily
Carrot & Garlic supplements (natural anti-fungal) x2 daily
Currently taking herbal meds in the search to regain full health.


dakotagirl
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   Posted 9/8/2008 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I know all about the gymnastics - but to make it even more fun, the floor under the toilet is not quite level and the toilet rocks! I'm afraid I'm going to fall off some day - yikes!

We have another toilet that turns a bit on it's base... Three toilets in this house and only one is secured properly! The two "broken" ones are on the hubby's to-do list...

Or maybe my bum is just a jinx! hahaha
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
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kazygirl
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   Posted 9/9/2008 4:31 AM (GMT -6)   
lol lol lol...

i make sure to twist a different way each time to look back and in the bowl to check out the poos!
to build up the muscles equally on both sides.
i look at the tp too.
and i usually forget to close the bathroom door and my hubby walked by once and saw me looking at the tp and he makes fun of me now. haha
too funny. i got caught!!

flashlight would be good cuz my arse really blocks the light comin in the bowl. hahahaha
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again..  grrr! (triggered by stress - grrr)
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
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prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
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Y2K Bug
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   Posted 9/9/2008 4:48 AM (GMT -6)   
giggle!
Peter
 
49yo single dad 
dx 1985
mesalazine 1.5g, prednisolone 15mg
tried infliximab (remicade), humira, salofalk (5-asa enema), entocort, Azathioprine, steroid emenas, abadacept


Red_34
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   Posted 9/9/2008 5:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't keep a flashlight but I do the doodoo inspection :)
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kops2da
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   Posted 9/9/2008 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
kraxygirl...."flashlight would be good cuz my arse really blocks the light comin in the bowl"
No way could I look while sitting there.  Gotta get up and hang my head over the bowl with my flashlight (hope I never get caught by my husband - he will take me to the "looney bin".  HEE HEE!!
ElaineNY
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
Colazal 1X3- discontinued for now
Probiotic Align
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Starting Rowasa nightly - discontinued for now
 
 
 
 
 
 


emory
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   Posted 9/9/2008 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I think my husband is already convinced I'm bonkers. I told him I started this Cinderella flashlight thing, and he said, "Do you really think you should be posting stuff like that on the internet?" Okay, so maybe it's Too Much Information, but I really needed a laugh, and you guys have kept the laughs coming since.
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!)


kops2da
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   Posted 9/9/2008 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   

emory - looking at your profile looks like mine - although I think my UC goes up left side further.  Anyway, I used Canasa (some results), Proctofoam (little more results but still bleeding).  Bleeding has stopped since Rowasa for about a week (then side effects caused me to quit on my own).  Going to see NP Friday and find out next step.

Also, I tried Primal Defense on recommendation of a friend with Crohns.  She swears by it but made me too gassy.  I tried it twice with time inbetween.  Now taking Align which seems to be working great so far.

ElaineNY

 


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
Colazal 1X3- discontinued for now
Probiotic Align
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Starting Rowasa nightly - discontinued for now
 
 
 
 
 
 


emory
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   Posted 9/9/2008 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Elaine! I am alternating Proctofoam with hydrocortisone suppositories for now. Canasa and Lialda seemed to be making me have really bad nausea, weight loss, and insomnia, especially around my period. So I'm waiting for one period with no 5-ASAs in my body to see how I feel, and if I'm not nauseous then once it's through I'm going to try Rowasa enemas and see if I can get the bleeding knocked back, knowing that I may feel rotten in the meantime. Sounds like it helped for you!

Best,
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!)


kops2da
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   Posted 9/9/2008 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   

emory - I hate it that what helps me the most causes me other illness including same as you - nausea, headaches, dizzy, etc., etc.  BUT - no weight loss - I have no problem with that unfortunately as I am 70 lbs. overweight.  AND - I am 68 so "periods" don't affect me anymore thank goodness.  I will keep watching your posts to see what works.  I assume you don't have diarrhea or urgency - that was gone soon with me but then came the side effects I could not tolerate anymore.  I would be willing to "TRY" again if necessary - we have to do what we have to do.

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
Colazal 1X3- discontinued for now
Probiotic Align
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Starting Rowasa nightly - discontinued for now
 
 
 
 
 
 


WildGoldn2
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   Posted 9/10/2008 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Not only do I use a flashlight, I go on a baby wipe and then take it to the counter and check it all out with the flashlight, magnifing glass and a toothpick. It's crazy!!! This disease has made me crazy!!! LOL.

Tami

41 years old
Diagnosed with pancolitis 3/31/08 :-(
2 Lialda in the morning
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