Upset Stomach issues

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JOVIGIRL71
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Date Joined Sep 2003
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   Posted 11/8/2008 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,
The past 5 days or so my stomach has been so sore. It feels like I'm constipated all across my abdumon. I'm going the bathroom though. I have noticed my stools are longer and that is a good thing in my eyes. So
is it just something that will pass? I was thinking of taking a mild laxative. Sorry can't spell...  It just hurts and I don't like it mad
Anyone else have the pains for this long?
 
Thanks so much for listening and any advise you may have
 
~~ Donna ~~
 
Diagnosed with UC in 1987 at age 16
Imuran ~ 2 1/2 pills a day,Pentasa 2x4 a day
Lexapro ~ 20 mgs daily for sanity  :-)
 


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 11/8/2008 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
It could be one of two things...early flare with low in the rectum inflammation (which I would suspect) or IBS which can cause spasming in the rectum. Both cause your symptoms.

If you do have any rectal meds, I would suggst to use them now...


Dicyclomine (antispasmodic) will help. Rather than taking a laxative (which will get your bowel into a quick moving action...take a stool softener or add Metamucil Smooth once a day after supper. That will help bulk the stool and soften it.

Make sure you're taking enough fluids during the day.

Keep us posted.
quincy
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec 2 or 3  +   1 or 2 Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls @ bedtime
~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 !!!
 


JOVIGIRL71
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Date Joined Sep 2003
Total Posts : 659
   Posted 11/8/2008 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Quincy,
I was hoping to hear from you :-)
I don't take rowasa anymore it doesn't do well with me. I don't have any rectum meds. I can try the stool softener or the Medamucil Smooth. Where can I find that?Thanks so much for getting back to me so fast
~~ Donna ~~
 
Diagnosed with UC in 1987 at age 16
Imuran ~ 2 1/2 pills a day,Pentasa 2x4 a day
Lexapro ~ 20 mgs daily for sanity  :-)
 


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30611
   Posted 11/9/2008 1:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Donna..you're welcome!
The stool softener I and others have used is Docusate.
The Metamucil Smooth can be bought at any store pretty much. DO NOT get the one that says "sugar free"...it contains artificial sweeteners.

Regarding rectal meds...using even the 5ASA suppositories will help..you can get them or the enemas in steroid form..could be of help to you.

Hope you feel better soon.
q
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec 2 or 3  +   1 or 2 Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls @ bedtime
~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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