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hamley
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   Posted 12/27/2008 12:18 AM (GMT -6)   
so I haven't posted in awhile because I was finally feeling better and had to focus on my final year of college...but now I'm having symptoms again. 
 
I had a little bit of blood the other day, and in the past two days, I have been having dull and sharp rectal pains...just very uncomfortable.  Any thoughts?
 
Thanks!
Female- almost 21!
Diagnosed 9/1/08

mild colitis
Meds:  Rowasa 4g
Asacol 400 mg two 3 times/day
Hyoscyamine .125mg as needed
Percocet/ Vicodin as needed
multivitamin





 


pb4
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   Posted 12/27/2008 12:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I would guess it may be the onset of proctitis and personally if it were me I'd get on rectal meds asap.

;)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


quincy
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   Posted 12/27/2008 12:51 AM (GMT -6)   
yep..flaring, and get on the rectal meds.

It's best to use them till you're having NO symptoms, then taper to a maintenance.
 
you could ask the doc to prescribe you some dicyclomine...I started out with 10mg 1 - 3 times a day depending on my symptoms if flaring or not. 
 
Feel better soon!
q


*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); flaring since Dec 22, enemas nightly (sigh!!)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ 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 !!!
 


Christine1946
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   Posted 12/27/2008 2:02 AM (GMT -6)   
     I usually don't get rectal pain while flaring.  I do get pressure...could that be what you mean?  Terribly uncomfortable feeling.
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.


pb4
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   Posted 12/27/2008 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
It can be different for each person and even from flare to flare...preasure and/or pain is likely the onset of disease activity.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


hamley
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Total Posts : 52
   Posted 12/28/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks for the replies... I am in the process of finding a GI but it may not be worth it since I will be out of insurance come early May when I graduate college.

Hopefully this subsides. I'm just curious if anyone else has or has had this rectal pain/pressure. Sometimes it's dull and other times it's very sharp and knife-like.
Female - 21
Diagnosed 9/1/08

mild uc
Meds:  Rowasa 4g
Asacol 400 mg two 3 times/day
Hyoscyamine .125mg as needed
Percocet/ Vicodin as needed
multivitamin





 


Christine1946
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Total Posts : 5975
   Posted 12/28/2008 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
     Yes hamley...certainly have had it.
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.


cra43
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Total Posts : 172
   Posted 12/28/2008 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hamley, Since my son lives with us, I know his problems as well as he does, and swear, I suffer along with him. Last September 2007, he had a severe flare,,most of it in lower rectal area. So bad he couldn't even sit or walk!! And he felt a lot of pressure, sorta like he had to go to the bathroom. He wouldn't eat and lost a lot of weight. He got so weak and dehydrated I finally called the ambulance and they took him to the hospital. They did a cat scan and said he had a severe flare in his lower descending colon and rectum. His doctor gave him prednisone, and it cleared up pretty quick. Now, should he feel this feeling just starting, like you do now, he goes straight to the doctor and gets on prednisone BEFORE if gets to that horrible flare like last year. Thankfully, he hasn't had a bad flare since,, not even one in March, where sometime he starts to feel one coming on.
So, it seems for him anyway, if you even suspect you feel your symtoms coming, nip it in the bud, and get on the Rectal meds right away.

Sara14
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   Posted 12/28/2008 8:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I've had that pain too. I would get on rectal meds. If your insurance runs out in May, can you try to get in to see a doctor before then so at least you can stock up on some meds?

Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa; Canasa; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; sublingual allergy drops


hamley
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 52
   Posted 1/1/2009 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmm... I'm still having the pain, so I think I may talk to my PCP about it?  I don't have much time to play around with finding a new GI because I start student teaching in 3 weeks...and then my insurance will go out in May.  It is just so uncomfortable!
 
I do have a little bit of blood and mucus...but not much
 
Also, I think my symptoms may be related to my hormones..  They all seemed to start before/during my period.  Not a fun combination!
 
Thanks for the replies everyone!
Female - 21
Diagnosed 9/1/08

mild uc
Meds:  Rowasa 4g
Asacol 400 mg two 3 times/day
Hyoscyamine .125mg as needed
Percocet/ Vicodin as needed
multivitamin





 


Christine1946
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 5975
   Posted 1/2/2009 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
     Could you also be under stress?  Anticipation of starting your student teaching?  That could contribute too.
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.


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30995
   Posted 1/2/2009 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
does this mean you're NOT willing to try the rectal meds again?

Yes, hormone fluctuations and stress of upcoming events (I would put student teaching up there) could exacerbate your flare...but please deal with it or your experience won't be what it needs to be.

q
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); flaring since Dec 22, enemas nightly (sigh!!)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ 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 !!!
 


hamley
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 52
   Posted 1/3/2009 12:19 AM (GMT -6)   
O, i think stress is a definite factor... my first semester was rough. I'm willing to try any kind of meds, but I'm just afraid of finding something that works and then not being able to afford it in a few months. Right now, however, i need relief!!
Female - 21
Diagnosed 9/1/08

mild uc
Meds:  Rowasa 4g
Asacol 400 mg two 3 times/day
Hyoscyamine .125mg as needed
Percocet/ Vicodin as needed
multivitamin





 


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30995
   Posted 1/3/2009 3:11 AM (GMT -6)   
If you have Rowasa, please start them.

You could add probiotics and fibre supplements, but really, you need to treat the inflammation before you get worse.

q
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); flaring since Dec 22, enemas nightly (sigh!!)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ 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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