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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 12/21/2008 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
The last few weeks on and off I have not been feeling the best.  My stools are soft, but formed.  No blood or mucus. However, sometimes I think my rectal is inflammed, but that area just feels inflammed after I go.  I have been having some cramps, some throbing pain at my colon (i have left sided UC) and I sometimes get a pain in my stomach.
Could this be start of a flare or just little side effects, without having a flare.  I have been having this for a few weeks on and off.  I sometimes have the urge to go to the washroom and have been going usually 4 times a day.
I usually go 2 twice a day.  Usually within the first half hour I am up.  Stools are soft, but formed.
I am currently on Salofalk 500mg, I take 4 tablets twice daily.  Have been on this since March 07

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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 12/21/2008 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
absolutely..start on rectal meds.

or, you can wait until you're much worse and it's more confirmed for you.

It's a learning process...

Start the rectal meds., and if you don't have a script for them...get one.

I'd suggest the Salofalk retention enemas.

*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 5th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate)....1 each  @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (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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