Coincidence? Even after all these years Uc still blows my mind on occasion!

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Red_34
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   Posted 1/6/2009 8:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Just a little background, my Uc has been fairly consitant for the past two years meaning I am in the in between area.  Not quite a flare and not quite remission.  I guess I would call it my new normal.  I was going to the bathroom 1-4 times a day, first bm fairly solid and the rest D.  No blood though thank goodness.  So then about a week and a half ago, I got a cold and then all of a sudden my bm's became once a day, solid and almost full caliber.  But I also started Celebrex for my arthritis roughly around the same time.  My Celebrex usage is sporadic - a few days on it, a few off per docs intructions so it won't bother my Uc much.  My cold is now gone (still a little stuffy though) and I'm still doing great Uc wise!  And I found that on the days that I don't take my Celebrex I'm back in that weird in between pattern.  Could it be a coincidence that my Uc after 2 years is starting to go into remission at the same time I started Celebrex or could somehow Celebrex be helping me regardless of what all the literature says about Uc and anti-inflammatories???  Is this a calm before a storm perhaps? 
 
I'm telling you, even after having Uc for 16 years; it can still find ways to confuse me!  Now mind you, I'm not complaining in the least! lol  smilewinkgrin


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Red_34
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   Posted 1/6/2009 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I take it that we don't have many people on here that are on Celebrex eh?
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ediekristen
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   Posted 1/6/2009 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Interesting! I hope the Celebrex really is helping you. I never really understood why an inflammatory disease wouldn't be helped by anti-inflammatories.
Either way, that's a nice start to the new year! Hopefully you stay well :)

Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use...

Current Meds:
Lexapro 10mg, Azasan 100mg

 
 


Got2Believe
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   Posted 1/6/2009 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I took it it college for arthritis in my back before I had UC. It didn't really help then I tried Vioxx and that help a lot.
But if you think it is affecting your UC your probably right. And if it's affecting your UC positivley, like you said you can't complain. It makes sense to me that an anti-inflamatory like that would affect UC symptoms or colon inflamation. Well, good luck and I hope you figure it out. In the meantime enjoy the improvement.
                                                                                         
28/M/TX single parent of gorgeous 3yo girl (revised 12/12/08)
Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
currently:  Mildly Flaring 
RX/day: none! Tapered off Prednisone 9/20/08. Lost job and insurance 10/2007 and stopped taking asacol and Imuran cold turkey
OTC: enzymes everyday, turmeric, seldom use probiotics, vitamins & other natural treatments
Diet: SCD helps tremendously, but am not strictly on it.
Other: Prayer, food combos, good posture, chewing more, etc.


quincy
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   Posted 1/6/2009 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I used Celebrex once for two weeks after repetative strain injury. It helped a lot, I was also going to physio twice a week, but the Celebrex definitely gave me emotinal relief from the constant throbbing and intense pain.

Celebrex is a Cox-2 inhibitor, so maybe with the relief of the arthritis, your UC eased up? It does treat inflammation in the body, and you do have a series of issues to deal with that seem connected in one nice little package called Sherry.

Just my take on the possibility.
Regardless...it's awesome you're getting some relief....finally!

Hope it continues.

q
*Heather* Status..Asacol  (3 twice daily); flaring since Dec 22, tapered every 2nd nite (Jan 3)
~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
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   Posted 1/6/2009 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel one of the biggest challanges is trying to figure out what really helps and hurts as without a controlled enviornment it may be almost impossible.
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!!!
01/03/09 Trying a few new things...I'll report back after 90 days


Red_34
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   Posted 1/6/2009 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
From what my docs told me, Celebrex is in a different family of anti-inflammatories (Cox-2 like Q said). It can still produce intestinal bleeding but not as severe as other anti-inflammatories such as Advil or Aleve. That is one reason I'm on the unorthodox dosing. Celebrex is definately helping not only my Uc it seems but my all over body/joint pain. I didn't realize my knees where really bothering me until I started taking Celebrex because I took a few doses and skipped a day and boy did my knees start to act up. I'm thinking that they always hurt to a degree but I just didn't realize how bad until the pain was gone.

But after I typed this this morning, I went to the bank. While I was sitting in the drivethru a most horrendous cramp happened. I took a Bentyl in the morning (which was an hour earlier) btw for some minor cramping. But this pain was the most intense cramp I've ever had to date. I felt slightly nauseas and the pain radiated to my hips and into my back - 9 out of the 10 scale. I would say it lasted maybe 2 minutes or so and after the cramp, nothing. Pain free again. I have NO idea what that was about but dang did that hurt!
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~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Bentyl, Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Year-round allergies-Singulair, Zyrtec~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections~bulging and herniated discs C5/C6 & C6/C7~3 epidural injections-worked great!, OA in my fingers 
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