Sense of smell/taste diminishes with UC?

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katkat
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   Posted 12/15/2008 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I've noticed something before my flare started and during my flare, which I'm still going through, that my sense of smell and taste has diminished somewhat? Has anyone noticed that for themselves?  I found that very strange.  Not sure if it associates with anything in particular with UC?  
 
Just wondered....
44 yrs old, only 3rd experience with flare-up start oct29.08, Ont.Canada.
current: asacol 400 mg - 2 4x/day
                          
last flare in 2004 with c-diff, went into shock, hospitalized 2 wks, rec'd transfusion
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Gigi1227
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   Posted 12/15/2008 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I have not noticed that w/ my UC.  Will be interesting to see if others have.
 
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Guardian7
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   Posted 12/15/2008 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I remember once during a flare and with the medicines being taken at the time, I was not able to taste sugar. As far as smell as concerned, I have sinus issues and can't really smell as well as others. This can be a good thing considering the UC lol.
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katkat
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   Posted 12/15/2008 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Also just another Q I have. Do you guys think the amount of movement day we do during the day, affect UC? Should we all be in complete bed rest (short of running to the bathroom, i mean)
in order for the "ulcers" to heal? Or if one were to have a sneezing fit or cough, would it affect the ulcer to some extent?

Here's an another Q, what about the position we sleep in, ie, left side UC making its' way to the right side?
I have so many questions....questions...
44 yrs old, only 3rd experience with flare-up start oct29.08, Ont.Canada.
current: asacol 400 mg - 2 4x/day
                          
last flare in 2004 with c-diff, went into shock, hospitalized 2 wks, rec'd transfusion
prednisone, asacol, metronidazole
 
in 2000 rec'd antibiotics(sinuses),c-diff,ulcerative colitis 
 


subdued
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   Posted 12/16/2008 1:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi katkat,

I would think that exercise cleanses the body and reduces stress and therefore should help reduce Colitis symptoms. I have noticed that my Colitis symptoms improve after exercise. Rest is also good though. Our bodies heal themselves when we sleep. So getting plenty of rest is important.

quincy
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   Posted 12/16/2008 3:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Medications can definitely change/affect one's tongue taste receptors/buds and sense of smell. I wouldn't think that having UC can affect that.

Some disease/disorders such as Sjogren's or an injury to the tongue, nose or brain (if it's something that's ongoing )could be a possiblity.

Certain products like toothpaste or cough drops or something like that could affect/numb /mask) the taste process..

I have noticed on occasion that some foods taste off...but it seems to be when on some meds or when my sinuses are plugged a bit with a cold.

But, if it's ongoing..do a check on line for side effects of your meds and see if any fit in that category.

quincy
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Lil lilian
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   Posted 12/16/2008 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
hi all, I was told that excercise is a good thing for uc and that lazing about too much is one of the worst things you could do, i notice that if i laze too much i get problems!! and when i'm coming into problems or a flare my taste also goes strange and i don't enjoy my food at all and i have no appetite!! x
23 years old
diagnosed uc in 2005 but began 2 years before but unsure if it's left sided or extensive, diagnosed IBS 2003
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1/2 predfoam during bad periods (but dont respond well)
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recently started organic diet and check every ingredients label for additives!! it helps! :-D
regular excercise and last signoidoscopy late 2005.
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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 12/16/2008 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I have crohns, but your post caught my attention I have noticed my inablility to smell or taste as well.
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