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lambkins
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   Posted 9/23/2008 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Think i am heading for 1st flare since dx in may.Don't feel right stomach pains a lot worse since weekend bm's like lumpy mashed potato( have been formed for a while now) have gone from 2-3bm's to 4+ bm's feel i need to go all the time but when i get there sometimes just wind (gas) am having bloods done in morning do you think it might be wise to see if i could speak with dr as to maybe increasing meds oral and/or rectal no blood at moment just don't feel right have not changed diet but have been working more very greaful for advice.
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started Salofalk supps 1gm 26/6/08
  Mesalazine 400mg 2 tabsx2 day


Christine1946
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   Posted 9/23/2008 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I would give the gastro doctor a call.  He may or may not increase your meds or add a med.  I am still bleeding and still hoping the Canasa and Cort enemas help.  I'm off the prednisone after a long taper and on 6MP and Colazal.  Good luck

LondonRed
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   Posted 9/23/2008 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Relax, it could be just something you ate - stress will make it worse. Get the blood work done and if it is OK don't worry.

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


emory
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 327
   Posted 9/23/2008 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Just a note: in the middle of a flare, my blood work was absolutely normal; my doctor said that's not uncommon, and that blood work just wouldn't be a good indicator for me. Unless you know it's shown a flare for you in the past, I'd be wary of relying on bloodwork.
40, female
Dx ulcerative proctitis, 3-5 cm, June 2008 (after 5 weeks of blood and mucous) and still flaring
Canasa 1000 mg suppositories and 2 tsp smooth texture Metamucil nightly
25 mg hydrocortisone suppositories and 1 Garden of Life Primal Defense Ultra in a.m.
Effexor 37.5, Remeron 30 mg, Clonazepam .5 mg (or more) and Trazodone 75 mg for sleep/anxiety
2.5 mg methimazole for thyroid
Trying acupuncture
Osteopenia and other assorted ailments


LondonRed
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   Posted 9/23/2008 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
My blood work is always fine even during flares, but I have inflammation. There are 4 things they look for.

1. Blood work
2. Scope images
3. IBD Histology
4. Physical symptoms - mucous, blood but combined with feeling unwell, nausea, pain and especially diarrhoea.

I have number 2, plus mucous and blood.

I go back on Thursday - for blood work and a rigid sigmoidoscopy to decide what to do with my bleeding.. I am dreading steroids.... as I feel normal and well and don't want to feel unwell in trying to get better!

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


lambkins
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 574
   Posted 9/23/2008 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
The bloods i'm having done are for kidney function i don't think they are for anything else but will ask i also don'k know if they would be a good indicator as this is the first time i've flared(i think)still very new to all this, just know am not right at moment.
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started Salofalk supps 1gm 26/6/08
  Mesalazine 400mg 2 tabsx2 day

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