tenesmus anyone?

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NMcP
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   Posted 1/4/2009 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys...sorry to have been out of the loop so long. LOTS of personal stuff going on (mom has lung cancer, dad crashed the car, in-laws getting divorced...the list of fun goes on and on).

I was originally diagnosed with pancolitis 2.5 years ago. Since this past summer, I have only been having "issues" with the tail end of things. Since summer, I have been on 2 2week sessions of prednisone which seems to take care of things in a jiffy. Well, it started up again. A little blood (probably from hemms), nicely formed (but skinny) poops...but LOTS of tenesmus. I just started the cortifoam at night again and it seems I can hold that in ok. But when I try the canasa in the am, I just blow it right out. I am on 3 asacols, 3 times per day.

I'm not even 1/10 as bad as I was when I was diagnosed (I had severe pain and diarhea). The only bad part right now is the tenesmus, which drives me crazy! I can tell that it is really irritated when I put in the canasa or cortifoam. Again, I can hold the cortifoam in (at night) but the canasa irritates things so bad, I just blow it out.

Do you guys have any advise?

I can't get in to see the GI until March 13th. I'm pretty sure I can make it until then, but I am wondering if I should be asking questions like if I should be taking Azitrhropine instead. I'm wondering what other sorts of questions I should be asking.
Age: 48
location: Seattle, Wa
Diagnosed with UC in June 2006
Medications: Asacol 3 pills 3 x/day, Canansa am & pm, Atenelol 1 x/day, Ativan as needed
No. of colonoscopies: 1
Originally diagnosed with moderate UC, pancolitis


jujub
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   Posted 1/4/2009 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
You might want to try using the Cortifoam morning and evening for a few days to get things calmed down, then try the Canasa. Also, a two week session of Pred is really short. You may need to take it for a longer period of time and taper more slowly.

I'm really sorry you're having so much sadness in your personal life. Hope everything improves for you soon.
Judy
 
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NMcP
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   Posted 1/4/2009 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Good idea! I'll try the coritifoam tomorrow am as well.
Age: 48
location: Seattle, Wa
Diagnosed with UC in June 2006
Medications: Asacol 3 pills 3 x/day, Canansa am & pm, Atenelol 1 x/day, Ativan as needed
No. of colonoscopies: 1
Originally diagnosed with moderate UC, pancolitis


quincy
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   Posted 1/5/2009 1:22 AM (GMT -6)   
good suggestion about using the cortifoam in the morning and the Canasa at bedtime..

1/10 of your origninal flare is good....it's good you upped the butt meds in the meantime.

Were you ever on Rowasa?

q
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~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
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~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ bedtime
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