Oy Gevalt...I don't feel so hot today

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   Posted 2/18/2009 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
No D or blood...just abdominal pain. Waiting for the tylenol to kick in. cry
Mild pancolitis with some diverticular pockets diagnosed in April '08
Currently on 400 mg Asacol X 6 per day

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   Posted 2/18/2009 1:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Aw, sorry EdwardC; I hope you feel better soon and the Tylenol kicks in quickly. Do you have a heating pad? That has always helped me and is pretty comforting. Even Peppermint tea helps to settle things down for me...not sure why, but it does!


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   Posted 2/18/2009 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Heating pad and some chamomile tea - or peppermint as Lonielane said.  Hope you feel better soon.
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   Posted 2/18/2009 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Ice! I'm a broken record here, but it's ice that reduces inflammation. Heat will make a hot gut hotter, even if it feels good against your skin.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion). Doing much better, but still having some bad days. 

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   Posted 2/18/2009 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Considering you have diverticulitis...could it be related to that and not UC?

You could consider to ask the doc for an antispasmodic....if you get that often.

Could it have been something you ate? I had a bout of unbelievable cramping for the past few days because of the fibre in the cookies I consumed. Old lessens aren't remembered sometimes..but they were sooooo good. I'll stick to one in the future.

Hope you feel better soon.

If it continues and it's not the norm for you...definitely see the doctor.

Do you have any rectal meds? If you're noticing butt cramping during bms..it's a flare.

*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 !!!

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   Posted 2/18/2009 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Edward - Try those suggestions mentioned, don't know if anyone mentioned a heating pad yet. I've found one to be very soothing and calming in the same kind of situation.
Refua Shelaima and hope you're back to yourself real soon!
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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