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   Posted 2/17/2009 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
<Scream!>
 
Whats up down there?! My gut just isnt happy and its making me worried.
So, Thank G-d, i've been in remission since being diagnosed 2 years ago. Asacol was my maintenance wonder drug. (Helped by a jolt of Prednisone & 6MP in the beginning). Had a small possible flare and doctor rx'd Cortifoam. I did procrastinate filling it and abt 2 months later began using it. Just finished 3 weeks of it and I'm seeing the most sinister looking things. My hearts drops to my toes when I see the mucus and blood. Hope I'm not being too graphic, but I know you can relate..... I'm seeing globs (for no better word) of mucus/blood that float and bright red blood around the D and at the end. 'm also experienceing a little urgency which isn't typical of remission and also I hear and feel this absurd gurgling which I know is coming form the gut. It's like small 'pops' of gas or some weird reaction happening. It can go on for 20 minutes to an entire eveing....
I've been in denial abt the small amounts of mucus and possibly blood I've been seeing for a few weeks now. But now, there 'ain't no denying it!
I made an appointment to see the Dr. tomorrow.
 
Is this a really bad sign or just a bad sign? I mean does anyone see blood while in remission or does it signify a flare up?
 
Dx: Dec. 2006 with UC
F, 23, NYC
Thank G-d - Prednisone then 6MP, Rowasa and Asacol brought remission
Now Asacol 4tabs 2x a day.
Reduced to 2tabs 2x a day. Soon had a very mild flare. Upped to 6 tabs 2x a day. Rowasa enemas nightly. Soon replacing that with Cortifoam (generic). Dr. says it's like shooting a mouse with an elephant gun....
 
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   Posted 2/17/2009 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes. It's a bad sign. Mucus and blood = flare. I made that mistake too with my second flare. I should have seen my GI as soon as I saw blood before my condition turned into a full-fledged flare.

Good look at the doctor's tomorrow.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission

Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics and 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
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)


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   Posted 2/17/2009 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for telling me that. Now I'm nervous abt hearing if it's a real flare (though deep down, I know it prob is) I'm also calmer knowing that it'll finally get attended to.
Drat the procrastination!
Dx: Dec. 2006 with UC
F, 23, NYC
Thank G-d - Prednisone then 6MP, Rowasa and Asacol brought remission
Now Asacol 4tabs 2x a day.
Reduced to 2tabs 2x a day. Soon had a very mild flare. Upped to 6 tabs 2x a day. Rowasa enemas nightly. Soon replacing that with Cortifoam (generic). Dr. says it's like shooting a mouse with an elephant gun....
 
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Kiss520
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   Posted 2/17/2009 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I wish I could be more positive, but you're definitely flaring.  Blood is not normal and means you're not in remission.  I hope whatever your doctor gives you gets you back into remission quickly.  Good luck!

DX:  Pancolitis as of 9/08 (Proctitis as of 1/08)
Current Treament:  Spinach/Sunflower Seed Diet
Previous Treatment:  Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Rowasa, Bentyl, Cortenema, Asacol, Iron, Zoloft, Acidophilus.
Status:  Remission
 
 
 
 


Old Hat
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   Posted 2/17/2009 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Bright red blood "at the end" could mean hemhorroids-- they can pop up internally when you're having multiple bms or straining. It's good that you're going to see the doc tomorrow. If Cortifoam isn't working for you, it may be that you've got inflammation in the sigmoid or descending colon. That makes for more gurgling. My left colon became very overactive in the fall after I went on generic Colazal; there was a whole lotta rumbling going on that really bugged me. It did quiet down again when I resumed taking original Colazal in December. Probably you need a change in meds. Good luck with the gastro & keep us posted. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

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   Posted 2/17/2009 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks Old Hat - I'm so thankful for your posts of wisdom and experience!

I'm feeling off and know that something just isn't right. I've been writing it off as tiredness etc. But my (limited) experience is screaming at me to move on it.

Alos, it may have to do with tapering off the Cortifoam....

I'm going to take notes on what you mentioned and make sure to bring it up with my doc. I always bring a list of questions and concerns to discuss with him. Thankfully, he listens to all my comments. He likes talking himself, so that can get tricky - we manage to converse and he manages to listen to me.....


Dx: Dec. 2006 with UC
F, 23, NYC
Thank G-d - Prednisone then 6MP, Rowasa and Asacol brought remission
Now Asacol 4tabs 2x a day.
Reduced to 2tabs 2x a day. Soon had a very mild flare. Upped to 6 tabs 2x a day. Rowasa enemas nightly. Soon replacing that with Cortifoam (generic). Dr. says it's like shooting a mouse with an elephant gun....
 
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   Posted 2/18/2009 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
Saw the dr. today. He got a new Colonoscope and was excited to use it! Goodness, he did 40 cm. without anethesia I dont know if it's normal, though it was fine for me until he went past 30, then it got uncomfortable and painful. Took some biopsies to test for "Residual Inflammation" whatever that means. He showed me through the scope what parts were good and what parts were red and 'angry'. I'm very curious about body stuff/medecine so I found it fascinating!
As I suspected, it's a real flare, though he didn't think it was very serious.
I've been on Asacol and just finished Cortifoam (procrastinated filling the Rx and taking it for 3 months, dont ask)
He prescribed Lialda. Just Lialda. 2 tabs in the morning. He says that it's more effective than Asacol because it has two kinds of release in the lower colon, whereas Asacol releases in the small intestines.
I don't know if it's the best medecine for me. I expected something stronger to help clear up the flare.....
THe funny thing is, last year, I went to a conference/session with some top NY doctors (Daniel Present & Arthur Kornbluth & some others). I was turned off when I read that it was sponsored by a bunch of drug companies. See the bottom of this homepage - http://www.myibd.org/index.html .
The session was a bunch of "talk", nothing new, no new "Advances" as it was billed. The new thing was a press release in the packet for Lialda. When I mentioned it to my dr., last year, he hadnt even heard of it yet...... now, after some drug reps probably visited him, he prescribes it. whatever.
I'm just praying it works!
Dx: Dec. 2006 with UC
F, 23, NYC
Thank G-d - Prednisone then 6MP, Rowasa and Asacol brought remission
Now Asacol 4tabs 2x a day.
Reduced to 2tabs 2x a day. Soon had a very mild flare. Upped to 6 tabs 2x a day. Rowasa enemas nightly. Soon replacing that with Cortifoam (generic). Dr. says it's like shooting a mouse with an elephant gun....
 
Muiltivitamin, Iron and Folic Acid supplements

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