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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 9/19/2008 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I was just wondering if anyone has ever suffered from an rash that itches intensely on stomache, back and head area.  My dr said that after having uc for so many years it begins to affect your live and can cause a rash.  He didnt order any blood work.  Ive been off work since june due to a flare and am on disability.  A month ago my older and only brother was in a vehicle accident and now remains in a coma with brain injury.  The itching seemed to have become intense after this and i think it may be my nerves.  Nevertheless im feeling really tired and depressed.  Dr. didnt order any bloodwork.
uc 20 plus years
meds:ativan, bentyl, ambien, vicodin, pepcid
unable to take asacol or colozal

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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 9/19/2008 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
wwjd -

First of all, let me say your brother, as well as, you and the rest of your family are in my prayers. I am w/ you in that I think the itching is stress/nerves. I know when I was diagnosised and I felt briefly that they were trying to take away everything in life I enjoy, I began itching on my upper right tummy around the lung area all the way around my back on the right side. Since I have had time to accept my UC and change of life style, the itching is almost gone.

It is amazing what stress and nerves can do to our bodies.

Again, my prayers are with you!

Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Currently Flaring GRRR
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 9/19/2008 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement and prayers. My rash and itching is in the exact spot you mentioned yours was in. I understand what you mean about life change. This uc has changed my life tremendously. I dont get out much because of it. But ive found that when im driving places i have to go it eases my stress if i sit on a emasis basin that my mom bought for me at the pharmacy. I have a 9 year old son and i try to do as much as i can with him but its a challenge with uc. I have no social life and i think that could be part of the depression. I thank God for sweet and caring people such as yourself and i will be praying for you too!

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   Posted 9/19/2008 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   
WWJD, if your doc mentioned the UC affecting your liver, you should be having blood tests for liver function. I'm so sorry about your brother; sometimes things just get to be too much for us, don't they? My thoughts will be with you and your family; let us know how you're doing.
Judy - Southern US 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 9/19/2008 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Judy. I agree and im going to ask for blood work because i want to make sure my liver is ok. I really appreiciate this forum. I will let you know how it goes. God bless you.
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