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P-Fit
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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 9/24/2008 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I had to leave work early today and go to Urgicare. My iron count dropped to 9.3. I thought it was low, because I've had blood and D for days. I felt very light headed and dizzy today. The Urgicare Dr spoke to my GI Dr and told me to get in and see him tomorrow morning. Told me not to go to work until I see my GI doc. He thinks prednisone or 6mps are in my future. He really scared me when he said I could need a tranfusion if I didnt get my flare under control. They also did a stool sample for C-Diff, parasites and something else...I forget. My husband is out of town and I'm here alone w/my 3 kids!! cry


Dee-38yrs old 
Diagnosed with UC in 2004-PTSD/Panic Disorder/Depression in 2007 & Fibromyalgia 2008
750mg colozal 3 pills 3x a day, .5mg clonazepam, 7.5mg Lexapro
1,000mg canasa suppositories (PM),
 Fioricet-Migraines
Prilosec-Not sure(Heartburn/GERD), Fish Oils
GNC Womens Active Formula Multi-vitamin
Colonoscopies-4 

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love4cats
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 458
   Posted 9/25/2008 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh no, hugs to you. Do you have any family close by that can help with the kids? Hope your flare eases up soon.
 
 
Dx:  UC Proctitis 2006 
Meds:  None so far. Garlic works to ease flares. My GI laughed when I told him and said it was just coincidence. 
Started Meds:  Apr 9 08 500mg 5ASA (salofalk) to ease flare, tapering, stopped. 
Diet:  Regular fresh garlic, Biobest yogurt daily, Omega 3 supplements, very limited junk food, carbs and processed food, low fat diet.  Lots of fresh fruit and veggies (limited potatoes). 
 Added: tumeric and probiotics.
 
 


Kiss520
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 742
   Posted 9/25/2008 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Have you started taking iron? It will not only bring up your iron count but also it will probably firm up your stool. I was just in the hospital and my hemoglobin dropped to 7.6. I was almost in need of a transfusion. I started taking iron tablets (325 mg ferrous sulfate) 3 times a day and my hemoglobin has gone up and I haven't seen any blood in my stool (which is now occasionally formed - although its black from the iron).
Katie, 30.   Chicago 'burbs.
DX:  Pancolitis
Current Treament:  Asacol 1200 MG 3X daily, Cortenama 100 ML nightly, Iron 325 MG 3X daily, Zoloft 50 MG daily, Bentyl 20 MG and Tylenol (as needed).
Diet/Exercise:  Avoiding trigger foods, eating very healthy.  Yoga or walking, when possible.
Previous Treatment:  Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Rowasa.
Status:  Flare
 
 


P-Fit
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 419
   Posted 9/25/2008 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I took one last night. My GI doc took me off the iron after my last visit a few months ago. I was kinda suprised by that. He said my levels were normal then, but I've been anemic for many years. I was taking SlowFe (47.5mg per pill) 2x a day. I am definately going t start taking at least 1 a day again. I'm hoping that this flare up was the result of a virus and I don't have to change my meds. I just read an article about Remicade/Imuran and the lymphomia risk. I really don't want to take those drugs if I can avoid it.

Dee-38yrs old 
Diagnosed with UC in 2004-PTSD/Panic Disorder/Depression in 2007 & Fibromyalgia 2008
750mg colozal 3 pills 3x a day, .5mg clonazepam, 7.5mg Lexapro
1,000mg canasa suppositories (PM),
 Fioricet-Migraines
Prilosec-Not sure(Heartburn/GERD), Fish Oils
GNC Womens Active Formula Multi-vitamin
Colonoscopies-4 

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