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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 11/6/2008 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
The Valtrex seemed to work....for a while, not it stopped.
I think I have inflammation further up than my colon even though I was tested for Chrons it came back negative. I have a call into my GI about this. What would they prescribe for inflammation in the gut? I know I can't take Advil, that's a NO, NO, but whatelse could they give me?
Even when I'm on the sulfasaldine, the blood stops, but it doesn't stop the inflammation. It seems to be higher up in my gut.
I'm going on vacation in a coulple weeks to paradise, and frankly, I'm not looking foward to it, if I feel this way.
I constantly have diareeah, but it's the inflammation all the way from the minute food leaves my stomach.
What can I suggest to the GI or what can I ask her.
Please help, b/c I want to feel 1/2 way decent to travel.
Thanks everyone. You know I'm always trying to find the cause, now I just want relief with the symptoms for awhile. Blessings. Linda
First scope 7/05 should no UC, but I was bleeding with urgency. Sigmoid showed UC at rectum, 2nd colonoscopy & Endoscopy 7/27/07, Left sided colitis and near cecum (mild)
8/1/08 on sulfasalazine 2 2x's a day, canasa often.

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 2204
   Posted 11/6/2008 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
High doses of a top quality fish or flax oil (Omega-3 supplementation) is one of the best things you can do to decrease inflammation.

If you're feeling really bad and have a trip coming up, I'd ask your doctor about the possibility of a SHORT course of prednisone with a quick taper. It may be just the thing you need to settle everything down so you can enjoy your trip.
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.

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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 202
   Posted 11/6/2008 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
(((((((((((((Big hug))))))))))))))))))))) I hope you feel better for your trip.

Charlotte Gilman
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 100
   Posted 11/6/2008 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Definitely not Advil or flax oil (which is a laxative). Small-bowel inflammation in Crohn's is treated with prednisone, sometimes Entocort, Pentasa, and Remicade.

But you may not have Crohn's; it's common for people with colitis to have bowel movements triggered by peristalsis (hence needing to go right after you eat) whether there is small-bowel inflammation or not. I had the same symptom constantly; since my colectomy, no problem.
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