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lambkins
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   Posted 1/13/2009 4:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all i think that i am so close to remission i have 3-5 bms daily ranging from formed to mush no blood or mucus or urgancey but am still getting lower stomach ache most of the time just below tummy button not ever so bad but there i have been using mesalazine supps 1g since june nightly do you think i might need something that goes a bit higher  to get things completly under control also how long can you use the supps nightly for? any advice welcome.
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started Mesalazine supps 1gm 26/6/08
  Mesalazine 400mg 4 tabsx2 day
  Domperidone 10mg as needed


lambkins
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 574
   Posted 1/13/2009 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
maybe quincy has some ideas( as the rectal queen ) very good at this sort of problem.
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started Mesalazine supps 1gm 26/6/08
  Mesalazine 400mg 4 tabsx2 day
  Domperidone 10mg as needed


quincy
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Total Posts : 30586
   Posted 1/13/2009 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL....I would (of course) suggest you try the 5-ASA retention enema (Rowaa if you're in the US..Salofalk or Pentasa if you're not).

I'm also wondering if the reason you're having more bms daily is because of the domperidone...maybe an antispasmodic would be better..to possibly slow down the process a tad.

As well, add a fibre supplement to bulk up the stool a bit. That might or might not help, but it will aid in the "exercising" of your colon rather than rushing out stuff from the stomach.

Just a suggestion.

definitely sounds as though you're doing much better, however.

quincy
*Heather* Status..Asacol  (3 twice daily); flaring since Dec 22, now tapered to every 3rd nite as of Jan 13
~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 !!!
 


lambkins
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 574
   Posted 1/13/2009 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you quincy thought you might help was thinking of asking for enemas when see dr as have got to have bloods taken soon was on predfoam when first dx only for 4wks am in the uk so what do you think would be best to ask for. The domperidone i dont use very often maybe 1-2times a week formed bms could be more to with the co codamol as i take those more but not everyday.
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started Mesalazine supps 1gm 26/6/08
  Mesalazine 400mg 4 tabsx2 day
  Domperidone 10mg as needed


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30586
   Posted 1/14/2009 1:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I would request the 5-ASA mesalamine retention enemas in Canada, of course..but in the UK, you'll have Asacol foam available. so, hop on that firstly. One measured dosage is 1000mg...and the foam is easy to retain..I wish they'd have them here. They could be used once or twice daily, and for higher inflammation, two measured dosages can be used to go higher..so, that would be perfect for you.

Definitely the codeine med can encourage a slower colon...
Why are you taking them...for body/back pain?

I think you should still ask the doc for an antispasmodic...I use dicyclomine...awesome.

Are you still on the 5-ASA supps? If you have them...do consider to start them until at least you're able to see your doc.

A fibre supplement will help bulk your stool, help diarrhea, etc.

Keep us posted as to how you're doing.
quincy
*Heather* Status..Asacol  (3 twice daily); flaring since Dec 22, now tapered to every 3rd nite as of Jan 13
~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 !!!
 


lambkins
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 574
   Posted 1/14/2009 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi quincy thank you for your replys am on 5-ASA supps nightly have been since june as for the co-codamol i take them for mostly back/stomach pain will ask for foam ememas thanks for your help.
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started Mesalazine supps 1gm 26/6/08
  Mesalazine 400mg 4 tabsx2 day
  Domperidone 10mg as needed


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30586
   Posted 1/14/2009 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
You could also ask for an antispasmodic to help with stomach pain...a bit easier on the system than codeine...I cannot take it at all, causes me more pain than what I would take it for.

Regarding back pain....have you tried anything with methacarbamol in it? In Canada/US it's called Robaxin...which is the pure form. It's a tad expensive, but it's more of a muscle relaxant than a pain relief med. but ultimately can relieve pain.

Something to consider.

q
*Heather* Status..Asacol  (3 twice daily); flaring since Dec 22, now tapered to every 3rd nite as of Jan 13
~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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