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mbx5
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 365
   Posted 12/28/2008 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
This most recent flare I am in is getting painful at times....last night I felt like I ate a knife....and today as well - sore, discomfort, and exhausting. I have some pain meds in the cabinet from other surgeries, etc...Hydrocodone, Vicoden, Darvocet, etc.. Anyone ever take any of these for UC pain? I know Tylenol wont touch it....and Excedrin has asprin in it which could make things worse.... I have had cramping pains before, time and again, and dealt with them never needing any pain meds.... This time I do not believe it is cramping alone - I have more blood this time and it seems that the more pain I have, the more blood there is.... Just looking for a little relief suggestions....
34 yr old male. UC for 14 years. 40mg pred (as of 12/16/08), 12 pills Asacol per day, 1mg Atavan per day (anxiety) when needed, Fish oil pills, Culturelle probiotics. Recent Endonasal brain surgery to remove non-cancerous hormone producing tumor on pituitary gland (And I am still more afraid of my UC!!) "I poop in the woods because I can"


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 31005
   Posted 12/29/2008 1:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I can suggest you try rectal meds...
I haven't needed any other pain meds except to use antispasmodics, tylenol and an antinausea.

Where exactly is the pain you're suffering from?

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 !!!
 


Samynic
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 56
   Posted 12/29/2008 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been given hydrocodone, oxycodone and oxycontin for my UC pain... by my family doctor. It doesnt hurt anything and provodes you at least a little while of relief!
22 years old
Diagnosed with UC June 2005 at age 19
Just graduated from Virginia Tech

Have taken:
Cortifoam, Sulfasalazine, Cipro, Flagyl, Codine, Hydrocodone, Roxicodone, Canasa, Aloe Vera Juice, Prednisone

Currently:
Asacol, Dicyclomine,Zoloft, Probiotics, Flintstones Vitamins with Iron

Never have had a colonoscopy just one sig flex over 3 years ago. Dont really have a GI because No insurance :(


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 31005
   Posted 12/29/2008 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Do, however, remember than any opiate meds can cause the colon to really slow down, so ultimately, it can sometimes become a way for treatment by the patient, but will do nothing for actual inflammation or improvement of symptoms.

Although, in saying that, less pain gives more confort and less worry...less exacerbation of symptoms..
Sometimes a vicious cycle.

Please use UC rectal meds if haven't already...and if you have to use opiate meds more often, maybe another treatment regimen is what you should focus on when you see your doc next.

Please consider rectal meds..can't express that enough.

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 !!!
 


bbc
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 1580
   Posted 12/29/2008 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
If you haven't already please try enterically coated peppermint capsule for spasms...they work very well. Please feel better: )
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
7 Pentasa per day (4/3)
Corti Foam p.m. 2X per week
Prebiotics and 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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