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Beth75
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   Posted 9/30/2008 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
My throat is really begining to hurt and my friend at work has a sore throat too and her friend has strep. confused
 
I am hoping that I do not have strep.  Can't antibiotics put us into a flare?  My colon is not flaring but I am in a pretty precarious position and I am sure anything would put me into one.
 
If so, what do people do and take?  I really, really, really want to get off pred and if I go into another flare I will be very very MAD!
 
I was super careful last winter, but I think I have been lax about making sure my hands are clean so I don't put any germs into my system.
Beth, 32 ~ hoping to taper pred successfully, wish me luck!
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07. Close to remission since 9/08.
Prednisone 5mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 300mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.  Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!
 


suebear
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   Posted 9/30/2008 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Beth,

For a simple sore throat you don't need to take anything. Strep is characterized by white spots on the tonsils. If you don't see white spots you don't have strep.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


basa0806
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   Posted 9/30/2008 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd go see your doctor. Have them take a strep culture. The tests takes like 5 minutes to do. If it comes back positive they'll put you on antibiotics. I would have the doctor consult with your GI to make sure you're put on a antibiotic that is easier on your system. I wouldn't take the risk of not being test because you don't and you have it other bad things can happen like scarlet fever. As I kid I had strep at least 3 times a winter and I was always asymptomatic so if I felt like I had a sore throat I got tested anyways. If you're worried its always better to be safe than sorry.
Sam 19 year old college student
Diagnosed March 2005
Remission since January/April 2006 (incident with mono)
3200mg Asacol, 25mg Amitriptlyine, Ortho Tri-cyclen lo, 600mg calcium with vitamin D
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude"
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Beth75
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   Posted 9/30/2008 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks, I will check for the spots and if I do not get better will see the Doc. I just worry!
Beth, 33 ~ hoping to taper pred successfully, wish me luck!
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07. Close to remission since 9/08.
Prednisone 5mg/2.5mg alt days 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 300mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.  Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!
 


pb4
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   Posted 9/30/2008 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   
When I get strep my entire throat turns red and gets swollen, with maybe one or 2 white spots...it feels like a swollen pain, different than a regular sore throat...you'll need antibiotics if it's strep, and so long as you're taking a good probiotic all should be fine, just take your probiotic at least 2 hours after you're finished taking your antibiotics for the day, or the antis will just kill off the pros.

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


sodbuster19
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 343
   Posted 9/30/2008 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I get strep every year. They have antibiotics that come in a shot form. 1 shot and thats it. It works better then taking it orally and I have been doing it this way for the past 6yrs. You might want to look into it.

<FONT color=#0000ff>Bad flares Guniess & hot wings

Generic Colazal, 2 2xday
Acidophilus Probotic 3 times/day


neednewbody
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 59
   Posted 9/30/2008 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
not all antibiotics should throw you into a flare. make sure they give you something light. do not take erythromycin or clindamycin.. for sure!!

also, the probiotics 2 hours post antibiotic is a good idea. or eat yogourt with a probiotic -- eg. activia

you cant avoid treating your throat to save your ass.. joke
Liver transplant 2004 -- liver is only healthy part of me
Prograf 1mg bid for transplant
 
Remicade every 6 weeks - not working
pentasa 1500mg tid
palafer once daily
lomotil every day as needed
immodium every day as needed
 


Old Hat
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   Posted 10/1/2008 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
In the meantime, gargle with very warm salt water at least 3 times a day. Best wishes! / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

Beth75
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   Posted 10/1/2008 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks! It has gotten slightly better and not worse, I think I was just like OH MY GOD, what's next........

neednewbody, that was funny about not saving my ass!

pb4, thanks for the tip on the probiotic. I have not been great w/taking them lately, but have been for all my other pills. they are in the fridge and sometimes I forget, I think I am going to have to change the time of day I take them so I can remember better.
Beth, 33 ~ hoping to taper pred successfully, wish me luck!
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07. Close to remission since 9/08.
Prednisone 5mg/2.5mg alt days 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 300mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.  Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!
 

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