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justwrong
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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 12/10/2008 6:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All..
Ive had UC for 10years or slightly more, no treatment seem to work up until last year when i was admitted to hospital for steroid therapy, which did make a difference!.. I was clear, no blood/mucus/wind!.. we all no the symptoms. Now after a flu vaccine which was recommended (due to the meds which im on) by my gp i can see blood again. Is this the end of the clear run which ive had??..will my health deteriorate again? is it possible its due to the vaccine?..

Im thinking of trying the probiotics also, any tips would be good. Thanks in advance!!!

Im currently on ...
400MG Asacol x 3 day
azithiroprine 125 mg per day.

Dr-A
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   Posted 12/10/2008 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Probiotics are always good imo. May just be a little bump in the road for you. The shot does have some nasty stuff in it even a little dose of antibiotic, but you may have had this happen anyway. Get some good rest and take care of yourself.
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Lialda 3 day
Immuran
Vitamin E Enemas as needed
Probiotis/GreenTea/VitD+Ca/SuperDHA


Christine1946
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   Posted 12/10/2008 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
    If this continues I would try rectal meds too in addition to the probiotics.  Good luck.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.


ickypoo
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 224
   Posted 12/12/2008 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Gee, I was actually thinking the same thing. My most recent flare (after being in remission for a number of years), didn't occur until after I got a flu shot - for the first time. Could be a complete coincidence, but a possible connection crossed my mind too.

Mentioned it to my Doc, but she brushed it aside immediately. She probably knows more than I do.

tums
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   Posted 12/12/2008 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I posted about this a few weeks ago. I was also advised by my GP to have the flu vaccine due to being on azathioprine within 1 week it was like I was flaring (I had the pneumonia vaccine too).  A number of people replied to my post to say that it was probably just a coincidence as the vaccine is not live.  I say it was due to the vaccine. I am not medically trained and could be way off the mark here but as it is our immune system that supposedly causes our problem I feel that you get the vaccine our immune systems starts to try to fight it which in turn may send it a bit loopy and make us flare.  Your immune system then settles down and we are immune to the flu.  It takes 10 days for us to be immune to flu so during this time I think our systems will be out of sync a little.  I can say that after about 2 weeks my flare settled but then I was using predsol aswell.

33 year old female
UC diagnosed 2001
Asacol 6 per day
Azathioprine 100mg started 4/08
 


Dr-A
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   Posted 12/12/2008 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I'd ask my doc what shot I got (manufacturer and single or multidose vial) then go look it up and see what was in it. There are 9 different shots, which did everyone get?
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Lialda 3 day
Immuran
Vitamin E Enemas as needed
Probiotis/GreenTea/VitD+Ca/SuperDHA


Mrsarcasm
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Date Joined Oct 2003
Total Posts : 80
   Posted 12/12/2008 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Since I had the flu shot a 6 weeks ago I have been having flu symptons that don't go away.  Still in minor flare. Colitis did get worse about a week after getting the shot but has improved in the past 2 weeks.
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Colazal - 9 pills
Rowassa Enema - 1 nightly
VSL#3 DS - 4 packet daily (perscription)
Multi Vitiam - 1 daily
Vitiam C - 500mg daily
Nexium - 1 pill daily
Asacol - 9 pills
Lialda - 4 pills daily
Culturelle- 1 daily


ickypoo
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 224
   Posted 12/12/2008 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I tend to agree with Tums - I wouldn't be surprised if there is a connection. In any event, I won't be queuing up for the flu vaccine next year.
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