Cold Air bothersome?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 199
   Posted 1/25/2009 4:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone else get bothered by cold air or the drastic change in temperature? If I go outside into the cold air I feel a lot of times that I have to go to the bathroom right away. When just seconds before I felt fine.
Asacol-12 a day
Aloe vera gel-4 ounces twice daily
4 VSL#3
1 Canasa
2 Fish oil supplements

Elite Member

Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30999
   Posted 1/25/2009 4:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't seem to get it from weather...more from anxiety, but it's understandable if it causes an increase of sensations throughout your body....especially if you're flaring.

*Heather* Status..Asacol  (3 x2 daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite..back to nightly (Jan 22)..tapered too fast
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3 
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4538
   Posted 1/25/2009 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Me too, mumbles.
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa; Canasa; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; sublingual allergy drops

Old Hat
Veteran Member

Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 5191
   Posted 1/26/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Usually winter cold does not bother me as long as my dwelling & work places have reasonable heating. This time around, though, it has been very fatiguing, like my immune system perceives the cold weather as something to fight off! Very weird. This probably happened because I went on generic Colazal in the fall due to my health insurance requirements, but it nearly gave me a flare by December. Grrrrrrr!!!!!!! The type of cold air that generally riles my colon is super strong A/C during the summer. I try to keep a sweater or jacket handy to put on when going from 90 degrees outdoors to 70 inside-- because it takes my body a while to readjust to the A/C under those conditions. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left sided UC ... [etc.])

Elite Member

Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20577
   Posted 1/26/2009 11:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I HATE being cold, the older I get the less I can tolerate it.

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

Veteran Member

Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 3231
   Posted 1/27/2009 1:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I have to be careful not to get too cold. I have a tendency to go to sleep and feel too tired to get up and get more blankets. The longer I lie there, the colder I get. I end up getting sick. All of my Colitis flareups occurred in the fall after a cold spell. I've never had a flareup in the summer.
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

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 135
   Posted 1/27/2009 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Cold makes me do that too. When my flare was worse if I went out and it's cold I had to make sure my winter jacket was zipped up or else I might not make it to where I was going hehe.
21 yr/old Uni student. Vancouver, BC
Imuran 150 mgs/day
[strike]Prednisone 15 mgs/day[/strike]
Prednisone 12.5mgs/day
Diagnosed UC Sept. 2007
Cal-Mag, CoQ10, L-glutamine and Iron supps. Also now trying probiotics Bio-K (acidophilus)

Veteran Member

Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 1366
   Posted 1/27/2009 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Being cold makes me angry. Seriously, I HATE it. That's why I live in Florida :D Although we did get down in the 30's recently and it was torture.

I think the reason it aggravates my intestines is because I tense up so much and all that pressure and shivering is bound to irritate what's already irritated.
I can't wait until it's summer and I can lay out in the sun again, I always felt much better after a nice sun bathing session.

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


Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 48
   Posted 1/27/2009 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't have a problem with cold at all.  However, if I get hot I immediately have to find a bathroom, it's very bothersome as I'm a teacher and have recess duty everday. 

Diagnosed with UC March '07
Colazal 3 pills 3x a day
Prednisone - will never take it again!

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 413
   Posted 1/27/2009 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
The cold actually does bother me.  I would find thta when I would go out to start my truck to warm it up I am running like a mad man back to the john.   This is prolly in conjunction with the fact that I go to the bathroom more often in the mornings now than ever.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, September 24, 2018 10:10 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,006,049 posts in 329,295 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 161820 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Dogsitter2.
292 Guest(s), 9 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
clocknut, acarined, Kent M., PeterDisAbelard., BBN!!, Saipan Paradise, k07, Leah2013, Fresh