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Gigi1227
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   Posted 1/18/2009 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I am blessed.............I feel that I have been in remission..........it's been awhile since I posted..........I have firm BM's 2 - 3 per day..........am eating whatever I want.........soooo here's the poop (no pun intended)  My bottom still aches after being in what I feel is remission for 2 months and the past few days I haven't been wanting to eat.........not fatigued/not nauseated............just not interested in food. Tummy a bit upset, but not bad.  Is this normal?  Is it normal for my bottom to ache this long?  My bottom aching is and was during the worst part of my flare the most irritating part for me. I just want that pain to go away.  I do sits baths and do stretching exercises and have had my gluts massaged by a therapist.  Any input would greatly be appreciated.
 
Gigi1227
Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Started flare mid-May/feeling better but still flaring
 
Canasa 2x a day
Asacol
Multi Enzyme
Mega Probiotic
Psyllium
Fiber Wafer
Nictotine Patch
Fish Oil Pill
Multi Vitamin
B12
 
 


bbc
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 1/18/2009 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I get SBS (Sore Butt Syndrome) all the time from flares even those w/o D, and to make matters worse since I've lost so much weight my tailbone is getting sore when I sit on hard chairs etc...this disease is just brutal somedays
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

Post Edited (bbc) : 1/18/2009 5:26:04 PM (GMT-7)


Old Hat
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   Posted 1/18/2009 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   
If you have abandoned all UC meds, you can flare again at any time. In fact, you can flare while on maintenance med, but it likely will be easier to nip quickly if you continue on 5-ASAs. Why did you stop them? There are many possible causes for "bottom" pain, such as hemorrhoids, constipation, anal fissures, etc. I'd say that it's not "normal" to have continuing pain there in remission; you likely need some adjustment to diet and/or medication to get rid of it. Best wishes! / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC; original Colazal works best for me)

jujub
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   Posted 1/18/2009 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
If the bottom pain you're talking about is rectal/anal pain or pressure, that's usually a sign of inflammation. If you've had it all along, that means you never really have gotten out of your flare, and it will only get worse unless it is treated. Rectal medications are usually highly effective, but it does take some time to clear up. Flares start in the rectum and gradually extend farther up into the colon. Thus, the rectum is the first to become inflamed and the last to lose the inflammation
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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Gigi1227
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 1/19/2009 6:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your responses - Judy you are most likely right. Old Hat I quit as advised by my doctor, but I did take you advice and went back on the Canasa last night - we'll see if it helps. Haven't been impressed w/ my GI anyway and when I go to see my regular practitioner I will ask for another GI.

Gigi1227
Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Started flare mid-May/feeling better but still flaring
 
Canasa 2x a day
Asacol
Multi Enzyme
Mega Probiotic
Psyllium
Fiber Wafer
Nictotine Patch
Fish Oil Pill
Multi Vitamin
B12
 
 

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