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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 1/21/2009 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
hey im new just found out i had uc 2 weeks ago what a bummer. anyway whenever i get my stomach seems to bother me the most theres pain and i usually have to use the washroom a couple times in a span of a couple hours. so i was wondering why this would be is it because of what i ate the night before i went to sleep? or is it because i usually get up close to when im supposed to take my medicine and its bothering me because of that? any input would be apreciated thanks.

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   Posted 1/21/2009 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
My mornings are always the worst for me and it could be the medication. If you can divide your dose up so you take some in the morning and some in the evening it might help you out.
Imuran 150 mgs/day
Prednisone 15 mgs/day
Diagnosed UC Sept. 2007
Cal-Mag and Iron supps

New Member

Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 1/21/2009 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
i do i take the asacol twice a day and the other meds i only take once a day. mayb ill try taking it a little closer to when i go to sleep thanks for the info just was wondering if anyone else had this problem.

New Member

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   Posted 1/21/2009 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I have the same thing in the morning...I'm on Asacol 2.5g twice a day and cortiform enemas at night. As soon as I wake up I have to run at least 3 times. After that I'm ok until I eat. I think it is more related to your intestines working while you are sleeping...I'm no expert though, just my opinion.

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   Posted 1/21/2009 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   

Absolutely!  I think if you poll this group in general you will find mornings the worse and sometimes the only time for problems with some of us.  I use rectal meds before bed - usually have gas early morning and then two or three bm's within a couple hours in the morning and then ok all day.  Most days no bm's rest of day since taking Align, probiotic.  Only mucous and little blood in the morning - ok all day.  Obviously, eating small amounts all day instead of huge at night could make a difference since what goes in - comes out (well, some of it anyway).  Huge meals make huge bm's!


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
 Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only 2 cm. left to heal in rectum - going to try Proctofoam first.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
January 9 - doctor changed me from Protofoam to hydrocortisone enemas for two weeks - wish me luck.

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   Posted 1/21/2009 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Mornings are commonly the worst part of the day for all IBDers in general, meds or not, sleep or not, food or not, unfortunately it's the nature of the beast for of my friends that also has an IBD has her worst times in the evening, but formost the morninigs are the real issue.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

Veteran Member

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   Posted 1/21/2009 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep. Mornings are worse for me too. But then I've always been a night owl.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission

Lexapro (for stress)
Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners

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   Posted 1/21/2009 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh yeah, mornings are certainly my absolute worst time. I always figured maybe since my intestines are "sleeping" when I am, since things get slowed down, maybe when I wake up they instantly wake up and try to overcompensate for lost time.

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


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