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UCmomto2
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 74
   Posted 9/29/2008 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
How do you know if you are in a flare or you just have a little bug?  I had a baby 2 months ago and have been asymptomatic for the past year to year and a half.  This past weekend I have had a terrible stomach ache with horrible diarrhea.  No bleeding or anything, but have been extra mucousy recently and then BAM....terrible D this past weekend. 
 
So how do you know if it is a flare or a bug??
 
TIA!
Jessica, 32 year old mommy to 2 beautiful boys and one on the way!
 
100 mg. Imuran, 12 asacol/day, omega 3's, probiotics, zoloft, fiber


Dr-A
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2105
   Posted 9/29/2008 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Bug will subside pretty quickly if you have decent diet/exercise/low stress. Longer than week with progressively worse sypmtoms probably trying to flare up. Sucks for us at times cause we can feel like a sick person does for months and months.
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Lialda 3 day
Starting Immuran
Hydrocort/Rowasa/Vitamin E Enemas rotated
Probiotis/MSM/GreenTea/VitD+Ca/SuperDHA


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30995
   Posted 9/29/2008 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
So, all of a sudden? or were your symptoms somewhat changed/increasing and then diarrhea?

Hormonal changes + stress from having a baby can easily head one into a flare.

You're not on rectal meds, I'd suggest them anyway since a "bug" can have your autoimmune system triggered...you're already having diarrhea.

Oh, did your baby just have an immunisation?

quincy
*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 !!!
 

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