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bbc
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 9/19/2008 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
The hot tube gives me some nice relief for my UC pain.
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
8 Pentasa per day (4X2)
Corti Foam p.m.
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!!!


ediekristen
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 1366
   Posted 9/19/2008 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Mmm.... That sounds like a great idea. My friends and I used to go down to the beach and park in a lot and then go to a hotel through the "beach access" gate, they're always just open and leads right to the pool and hottubs, and no one ever questioned whether we were really guests or not. I am kind of thinking maybe I have new plans for this weekend :)

Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) for 8 years so far; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use....

Current Meds:
Lexapro 10mg, Lialda 2 pills a day, Rowasa enemas nightly

 
 


sweetmelody
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 650
   Posted 9/19/2008 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
heat has always seemed to calm my UC down .... i'm wondering if it's cuz its soothing to me and calms my mind?
Kara, 21F Married.


Medications:

<FONT color=green>Lialda - 4 pills in the morning w/ food.
Steroid Enemas


Gigi1227
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 9/19/2008 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I think heat helps with many pains. Hey do you think we could get hot tubs at a greatly reduced price w/ doctors orders? OH or maybe our health insurance would pay for it! LOL

Gigi1227
Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Currently Flaring GRRR
 
Canasa
Asacol
Multi Enzyme
Mega Probiotic
Psyllium
Fiber Wafer
Nictotine Patch
 
 


Meesh
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 619
   Posted 9/19/2008 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a deep jetted tub, indoors, and yes, a good soak in warm water, with or without the jets, is very calming and soothing. Anything that helps you relax helps the uC, and the heat definitely relieves a lot of the pains. When I am feeling really bad I take long soaks, bring a book or magazine, put some quite music on, maybe light a candle...

Meesh
Diagnosed UC April 27, 2006; mild arthritis in lower back, dx'd May 2008; Osteopenia dx'd 6/08
9 Remicade infusions: 7/21/07; 8/18/07; 10/13/07; 12/15/97; 1/26/08; 3/8/08; 4/19/08; 5/24/08; 7/5/08; 8/15/08; Current meds & supplements: Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Xanax as needed (rarely); Tylenol Arthritis Formula or Tramadol as needed for arthritis pain; multivitamin w/folate; Culturelle; Fish oil capsules, calcium chews and/or Tums; Vitamin D; Past meds: Prednisone 4/06-4/08; Entocourt EC; Rowesa; Asacol; Colazal; Venofer (iron) injections Dec '07; Imuran (extremely bad reaction 2/07); Protonix;Lexipro


pb4
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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20577
   Posted 9/19/2008 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't care for hot tubs myself (my skin is way too sensitive for them), would rather use a jetted tub or just a nice hot bath.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30999
   Posted 9/20/2008 1:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not in the least interested in hot tubs...but a good soak in a tub is nice on occasion. I do like my microwave grain bag for easing tummy discomfort.
*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 !!!
 


Red_34
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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 9/20/2008 7:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not a big fan of hot tubs either. The water temp in them irritates my skin but a good ole bath sometimes is great. I like to add epsom salt in my bath water - it helps relieves the aches and pains while relaxing.
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Christine1946
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 5975
   Posted 9/20/2008 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Some hot tubs are loaded with bacteria...beware

bookworm21
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 1766
   Posted 9/20/2008 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't use hot tubs, but I'm sure it's the heat that helps the pain. I love my heating pad and warm showers!
Female, Age 19
9 Asacol, Rowasa1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis)1 Florastor, 50 mg 6MP,1 Primadophilus reuteri, Remicade (4 infusions), 2.4 g Lialda, 1 Forvia, 6 Colazal/day, 1 Anucort
 


kops2da
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 2865
   Posted 9/20/2008 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   

Hate hottubs or a bath really - just shower for me. 

BUT I like the microwave bag with corn in it for tummy and other aches and pains!!

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
canasa and proctofoam
colazal
Probiotic Align
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Rowasa every night for now- trying Lialda starting Friday
 
 
 
 
 
 


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30999
   Posted 9/20/2008 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep....it's the bacteria aversion I have as well...ugh.
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 
~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 !!!
 


bbc
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 1580
   Posted 9/20/2008 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
The water in our hot tub is maintanied by a service 3 x's per week so I'm not worried about bacteria etc...
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
8 Pentasa per day (4X2)
Corti Foam p.m.
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!!!


quincy
Elite Member


Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30999
   Posted Yesterday 2:31 AM (GMT -6)   
That's good to hear bbc.

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 
~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 !!!
 


Peety
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 2855
   Posted Yesterday 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I guess I'm weird, I do better with ice when in pain. But I still love to soak in the tub.
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 prednisone 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.
Sept: Mild case of thrush in throat, prescribed antifungal mouthwash.


mommafreds
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 41
   Posted Yesterday 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Heat always makes my u.c. aches better. When I am in a flare I soak 2 or 3 times a day in the tub. I like the heating pad and the heated seats in my husbands suburban.
DIAGNOSED 2004 PANCOLITIS
CURRENT MEDS: PREDNISONE 20MG (DOWN FROM 40MG)DAILY
AZATHIOPRINE 100MG DAILY
ASACOL 400MG 4TABS THREE TIMES/DAY
PROBIOTICS: FLORA-Q AND ALIGN
ANTIDEPRESSANT: BUDIPRION 150MG DAILY
SUPER B COMPLEX WITH C VITAMIN DAILY
OSCAL WITH D TWICE DAILY

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