How many people here have been diagnosed in August-Sept? When did you?

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   Posted 10/9/2008 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
It seems like a lot of people have been diagnosed in this season. I am just curious how many people got their diagnosis in the fall. What month did you?
Me- August

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   Posted 10/9/2008 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
June 4 - Definitely brought on my stress of husband with cancer.
Symptoms started about year before that off and on after two doses of Amoxicillin.

68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
10/3/2008 - agreed to try one Lialda and one Canasa every day due to my sensitivity to all medications and side effects. Colonoscopy 10/28 to reaccess.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol

Post Edited (kops2da) : 10/9/2008 11:09:47 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 10/9/2008 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
My 17 year old son - 1st week in July 2002 - in hind sight he had it for at least 2 years prior and has flared every single summer since except this past summer, but did start a flare this past weekend.

My 9 year old daughter - 1st week in August 2007. Remission since dx, but in hind sight, I would say she had mini flares around Christmas for several years before dx. I actually took her to the doctor for blood in her stool in July 1999 when she was just 5 months old.

Mom of Son 17 UC dx 07/02, Sulfasalazine, Imuran, Cortafoam, folic acid, L. Reuteri, Culturelle, Zyrtec, Iron, Vit/Min

Daughter 9 UC dx 08/07 Colazal, 6MP, Iron, Vit/Min., Culturelle

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   Posted 10/9/2008 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   

Very interesting question.  I have wondered about a seasonal/allergy trigger for my UC. 

My first flare started in August, but I wasn't diagnosed until October because I was in total denial and didn't make an appt for about six weeks. Also I seem to get worse in the fall and winter.

edit to add:  I forgot to mention that the very first symptoms which I experienced 25 years ago before they disappeared began in September.
UC diagnosed 10/05, first symptoms 1983
asacol 12/daily and rowasa as needed 
Trying out Culturelle Probiotic
past rx: colozal, lialda, canasa
i can't complain, but sometimes i still do.  lifes been good to me so far.  -joe walsh

Post Edited (madabs) : 10/9/2008 11:16:18 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 10/9/2008 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
September 6th, 2007.
Pancolitis - Diagnosed on 9/6/07
Asacol 4 pills 3x's daily
Imuran 150mg.
Calcium with Vit. D Tablets

Eva Lou
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   Posted 10/9/2008 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
diagnosed around November '02, symptoms started in September of '02. My GI does seem to think there's a seasonal component to UC, & many people seem to experience flares during the change of seasons. It is interesting.

diagnosed with UC '02
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade-10mgs/kg- since 4/07
Imuran- 150mgs/day
Fiber supplement

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   Posted 10/9/2008 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Got UC in February. Diagnosed early March.
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa; Canasa; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; sublingual allergy drops

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   Posted 10/9/2008 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I was August 2000 . .. had been mis diagnosed many times so I can't say how long or when it actually started.
~ Married ~ 36
~ Mom of Nathaniel aka "Peanut" almost 2 (12/08)
"The List "
- UC dx 8/2000 - Remicade 8/08 - 3rd 10/10- Align 1x day
Colazal,6mp, pred asacol
- CKD Stage 3 (Chronic Kidney Disease) - Lisinopril 7.5mg - Still have 27% function!
- Anemic - Ferrlicet IV monthly
- Allergies - Zyrtec 10mg 

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   Posted 10/9/2008 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
first symptoms late feb diagnosed in may.
  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

potty girl
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   Posted 10/9/2008 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
dx in middle of June But was sick for 8 months before they did would have started in like October.

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   Posted 10/9/2008 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Diagnosed 29th or 30th August 2008.
UC - diagnosed Sep 2008
Seeing GI for first post hospitalization consultation Oct 9th - should get full diagnosis then

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   Posted 10/9/2008 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I started having symptoms in late June; by late August it was bad enough to see my primary care doctor. She actually gave me the preliminary diagnosis in late September, but my colonoscopy and official bad news was in late October.  
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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Mommy pooh
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   Posted 10/9/2008 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
First flare: Symptoms started in late May and got to the doctor for the first time in September.

Second flare: Started in August

Both of my flares started a few months after starting birth control.
  • 25 years old, married, Mommy to 20 mo. old 
  • Ulcerative Colitis since Sept. 2004
    • 1st flare Sept-Nov 2004
    • 2nd flare Aug. 2007-July 08 
  • Currently taking:75mg 6MP, 4 Lialda, Digestive Advantage Chrons/Colitis, Loestrin 24, and allergy shots every third week
  • Past meds: Pred., Entocort, Dipentum, and Canassa
  • 10/6/08 Found a 1cm kidnet stone in right kidney


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   Posted 10/9/2008 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
We started the process in September of 2004 but it wasn't official until March of 2005
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
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   Posted 10/9/2008 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Diagnosed in August of 2005, but symptoms appeared many months prior to diagnosis.

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   Posted 10/9/2008 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Diagnosed in February '08, been flaring up since August.
Nolan - 18 Years old
Diagnosed UC - February, 2008.
Prednisone - 25mg Daily (Tapering from 40mg)
Imuran - 100mg Daily
Pepcid - 80mg Daily
Calcium + Vitamin D
Asacol - 1200mg Daily

Currently - On the borderline of flaring up.

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   Posted 10/9/2008 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
      Symtoms first appeared early Sept of 1998.  Rapidly worsened and was hospitalized Oct 10th thru 16th of that year.  Colonoscopy clinched the diagnosis of UC.  Remission for two years, flare in fall of 2000 which lasted almost two months.  Remission for another few years, now suffer flares every year either in spring or fall.  This last one is stubborn though.  Symptoms started in early April, hospitalized ten days in May and can't seem to stay off the prednisone without flaring.  Doctor increased my 6MP to 75 mgm.  See if this works.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Still flaring.   Afraid that I am pred dependant.  Back on Pred 40 mgm for five days, then taper.  Other meds...Colazal, 6MP, Nexium, Cort enemas, Canasa suppository, Benicar, Toprol xl, water pill.
Calcium, Probiotic, Flaxseed oil capsule, multivitamin with Iron
Also have osteoporosis and high blood pressure
Remicade NOT an option. Not a candidate for surgery yet..says surgeon.

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   Posted 10/9/2008 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Diagnosed Aug. 2008 .....thought it was a bad hangover after a night of celebrating my 37th bday (lots of shots!)
Diarrhea just never went away!!!!

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   Posted 10/9/2008 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
how much bleeding did you guys have? It seems like bleeding is a major part of this disease.

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   Posted 10/9/2008 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   

I do not have a LOT of bleeding - but more than I want for sure.  My doctor and NP keep telling me not to worry so much about the bleeding but it is very hard not to.  I guess you can have a lot of UC without much bleeding and the other way around.  It is the area of ulceration and the other symptoms all together.


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
10/3/2008 - agreed to try one Lialda and one Canasa every day due to my sensitivity to all medications and side effects. Colonoscopy 10/28 to reaccess.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol

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   Posted 10/9/2008 10:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I started showing actual symptoms in the middle of January 2007, started flaring in February, diagnosed end around the end of March and beginning of April 2007.
26 year old, Married, Female.
Diagnosed with UC since March 2007
Taking Humira and Imuran since May 2007 (Currently in remission since May 2007)

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   Posted 10/10/2008 6:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Since I was diagnosed I have had 4 flare ups.. All starting in the month of august,within the same 10 days even.. wierd!
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   Posted 10/10/2008 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed late winter/early spring and was back in the ER a year later, almost to the very day. But for people who tend to flare in spring and fall, there's a theory that it's linked to allergies.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Long-term remission with only minor blips.

UC Mom
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   Posted 10/10/2008 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
My son started having symptons in August 2006, and was finally diagnosed in October.  Asacol kicked in in January.  October 2007, Asacol quit working, and symptoms came back.  October 2008, fingers crossed that 6mp will continue it's magic.  So far, so good......
UC Mom
Son diagnosed 10, 2006 at age 15
6MP 100 mg. per day
Vitamin Supplements

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   Posted 10/10/2008 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
It's always fall for me . . . stress is my big trigger and October/November seem to always be the key months. Some year I'd like to make it through Christmas without a flare & taking prednisone. :)
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