Think your long lasting flair is from your UC...perhaps it's really not!

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 11/2/2008 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I just had a full scope with numerous biopsies and I am (thank God) 100% IBD free, BUT I still get excess gas, some cramping after a BM lasting several hours somedays and my stool gets mushy at the end of a BM all with NO it must just be IBS, and if I did not just have a scope I'd sware I was still flaring!!! Don't be fooled and or scared as you may not be having an IBD flair especially if there is no blood, fever etc.  Just knowing my current lasting symptoms are not from my pancolits gives me great relief. Hope this helps some here : )

Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
8 Pentasa per day (4X2)
Corti Foam p.m.
Probiotics, Bowel Soother, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Trying to reduce sugar in my diet but cannot tolerate artificial sweetners
I excersice daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 31006
   Posted 11/2/2008 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
having blood and fever are a bit higher on the degree scale with UC that isn't really an indicator of whether one has a flare or not.

Are you speaking about your biopsy results that state that you're in remission with no inflammation? That's awesome!

I would say that IBS for many patients as well as meds sometimes can have one's bms changed. If frequency, urgency and rectal discomfort with bms is a factor, definitely consider it to be inflammation and early symptoms of a flare.

What are you going to do regarding your meds...oral/rectal....are you still on both as you have stated in your siggie?

*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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