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memmie 23
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   Posted 10/15/2008 5:15 AM (GMT -6)   
After trying several meds and nothing helping, my doc put me on predsol enemas (trial of 3 weeks). I am still only in the first week but have noticed the difference already. Still getting the cramping but am on some strong pain killers which normally have the cramps gone within 20 mins and i am still getting the dreaded urgency but (sorry to be graphic) when i am going toilet thinking its the diarrhoea its just wind with no blood or mucus. I can remember the last time i had wind with no blood of mucus. Does this sound like my flare is starting to pass, i really hope so. .......FINGERS CROSSED.
xxxx memmie 23 xxx
currantly on... predfoam 20mg twice a day  
                    asacol twice a day 

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   Posted 10/15/2008 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like you're on your way! :)
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   Posted 10/15/2008 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
So funny how something as mundane as passing gas without passing anything else at the same time can be a cause for celebration. The same thing happened to me about four weeks ago, and it was the first sign that I was getting better.

Best of luck to you. Hope you heal quickly.
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

memmie 23
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   Posted 10/15/2008 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
i know im so happy just with the passing wind with the no blood and mucus whoooooo haha. I was so worried last week as i have had a few accidents (if u know what i mean)???? but this week a whole new story only thing worrying me is will i flare again as soon as my enemas finish in 2 weeks time.. i dont want to be dependant on them as they contain steroids. mad
xxxx memmie 23 xxx
currantly on... predsol retention enemas 100ml (nightly)

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   Posted 10/15/2008 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Awesome news...

Rather than completely stopping them, you should taper...and if necessary, do maintenance maybe once a week.

*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~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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   Posted 10/15/2008 11:20 PM (GMT -6)   
You sound like the flare is about to pass. I notice alot of gas before and after a flare. I hope it passes. pun intended.

I agree with everyone, many people w/o UC take "breaking wind" for granted. For me, I am elated when I gass it up. Its one less bathroom trip I have to make. Hooray for toots!
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