Ongoing Sysmptoms May Not Be IBD

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bbc
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   Posted 11/22/2008 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I thought I was in a UC flair for 6 months that would simply not abate...minor bleeding, spasms after a BM, pain, mushy stool at the end of a BM etc etc; BUT as some of you may remember my colonoscopy and biopsies came back with no IBD present! So it must be IBS and just knowing that helps me feel better and makes it much easier on me knowing that it's NOT my UC but IBS....the bleeding appears to be coming from an old fissure or internal hemmie.
 
I wonder how many here are thinking their stubborn flairs are IBD when in fact it may not be at all?
 
Hope this helps some here : ).


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Dx'd 05/2007
7 Pentasa per day (4/3)
Corti Foam p.m. 2X per week
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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Red_34
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   Posted 11/22/2008 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I've often wondered if that could be my problem as well. I have never asked my GI yet whether or not I have IBS in addition to Uc but I may ask him the next time I see him. I have the same symptoms as you that doesn't seem to be quite Uc but I had no other explanation. However, I know for a fact as well that my body is not metabolizing my 6mp correctly so maybe I have a combination.
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landcruiser
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   Posted 11/22/2008 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
This is such an interesting post because my guy is telling me the same thing. However, my symptom list also includes watery mucus expulsions and nighttime mucus once or twice that wakes me up. I have no d, but severe pain some days on passing mushy to formed stool ( with Fiber Supplement). The mucus makes me think it is a lingering flare and the minor bleeding comes and goes in the morning...sometimes yes, but sometimes no. Do you have mucus, I mean excess mucus? I am not sure this could be IBS for me since I was told IBS would not wake me up suring the night or extreme urgency first thing in the morning. I am looking forward to your response. Do you get that sinking feeling in your lower gut like your gonna have to go and you dont really have to? I know I have had IBS my whole life butit never felt lie this. I look forward to your responses

bbc
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   Posted 11/22/2008 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I have some very tiny amounts of mucous and I get pain/spasms after some BMs that can last 8 hours..this mostly occurs if I eat too much frozen yogurt (even high quality ones with active cult's etc) or too many cookies, crackers etc after dinner. I am going to see my GI to ask her why I get pain only after a BM and not before and what to do about it. I find coated peppermint capsule help and I just got Muluke Honey from New Zeland as a natural prebiotic.

It's true that BM's especially D that wakes you up is not a symptom of IBS but you may have both.
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
7 Pentasa per day (4/3)
Corti Foam p.m. 2X per week
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!!!


basa0806
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   Posted 11/23/2008 12:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been through somethings similar too. I had a bowel rest to help my last flare and my GI did a colonoscopy after and found that I was completely healed but I was still having symptoms. He said that it was most likely that my colon was healed but my brain was telling it to produce D. Almost like my brain and gut weren't communicating. I'm sure a lot of that had to do with IBS as well...
Sam
19 year old college student diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at 16
Remission since January/April 2006
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bookworm21
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   Posted 11/23/2008 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm wondering about IBS, too. Remicade has basically healed my colon but I'm not considering myself to be in remission--my BM's are still a little loose and unpredictable, and there's still mucous. I've been keeping a food diary and can't find any connections!
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9 Asacol, Rowasa, 1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
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bbc
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   Posted 11/23/2008 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
When ever I eat too much food after dinner (even benign food like saltines with smart balance light) I get spasms after my a.m. BM and feel crappy (sorry no pun intended ;) ) all day and finally about 4-8 hours later I'm ok. Yesterday I ate very bland foods, chicken breast and chicken soup with no snacks after dinner and today I feel fine...I have also started Manuka Honey yesterday which contains a natural prebiotic. Peppermint capsules that are enterocially coated are wonderful for spasms as well.
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
7 Pentasa per day (4/3)
Corti Foam p.m. 2X per week
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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