dont know whats wrong with me

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   Posted 2/24/2009 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi i was first diagnosed with UC when i was 20 years old. I remember seeing bleeding in my stool i went to the doctor he told me it was hemariods so i was taking meds for it and the bleeding stopped. For about a week... then one day i woke up couldn't get out of bed and
had abdominal pains they felt like my insides were tearing apart and to make maters worse my health card ran out so about  3 months later of bleeding every 15-20min and pain weight loss and fatigue i took some perks and tylenol 3s and went back to the doctor who got me to get a colonoscopy were they told me i had UC. I seen the specialist once were i was given asacol and everything was fine i felt good no bleeding didn't have to change my diet only thing i had always was fatigue after 8 years i decide i'm going to enrol in kickboxing with my son you know a father and son bonding thing it was a 2 hour class of hard cardio and the following day my UC came back stronger then ever before and my asacol don't seem to work. But a friend of mine who has UC told me my symptoms were not a flair up it was hemroids he ask if the blood was bright red and it is and i seem to have a lot of gas and a strange liquid that comes out with the gas its light light brown so its not blood from what i know and its to light to be stool. My specialist retired and i havenT been able to see another one i'm trying to exercise
will doing sit-ups and such make it worse and how can you tell the difference from hemroids and ulcerative colitis flair ups

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   Posted 2/24/2009 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
You can't tell if it is hemmroids or UC based on the color of the blood. All blood from the rectum is bright red. You need to get a colonoscopy to know wht is going on. You might need some rectal medication to help the inflammation in your rectum. It has helped me a ton.
Diagnosed with proctitis in March 2007 - Treated with Canasa 2x Daily
Diagnosed with UC December but had symptoms months ago - Treating with Asacol (feel hopeless)

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   Posted 2/24/2009 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
You really need to get in to see a doctor and should probably have a colonoscopy.
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).

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   Posted 2/24/2009 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
     I believe what you are seeing in your stool is mucus.  Don't procrastinate...get to a GI doctor.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/ see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.

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   Posted 2/24/2009 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Zalfear,

I agree with the posts. It sounds like puss or mucus is what you are experiencing. I was diagnosed in May of 2008, went to the doctor and got on Llialda and got better and stopped taking meds. I started experiencing mucus or puss and similar symptoms as you (along with hemmoroids) and ignored it. It kept getting worse (ie. blood in stool, cramping) and by me not going to the doctor and having it checked I ended up getting really sick and having to stay in the hospital for a few days. Do get it checked out. I don't think it is from the exercise although exercising does bother my hemmoroids. My suggestion is get in to the doctor before it gets bad.

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   Posted 2/24/2009 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with the other posters that you should see a doctor. But I do want to mention that since I have been feeling better I have been getting back to doing exercise. I discovered that I need to increase the amount and intensity of my workouts gradually. If I do too much one day, the next day I will be knocked back into the world of mind-numbing fatigue and have to lie on the sofa all day. Last week I overdid it again and had stomach aches & a bit of diarrhea the next day. Having said that, the symptoms you describe seem quite severe and it sounds like there is more going on than a reaction to intense exercise.
ack, 42, Vancouver BC
DX: UC (Pancolitis) as of Jan2009.  Symptoms first began June 2008.
Current Meds:  Asacol 800 mg (1 pill x 4 daily), Ferrous Sulfate

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   Posted 2/26/2009 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
this is hard for me to handle it cant be this easy i was reading on the fourm about a spinich diet something about spinich sunflower butter and sunflower seeds well i tred it i figured what the hell do i got to lose besides tast buds. i had a block a spinish mixed with white rice a peice of white break with sunflower butter on it and a cup of sunflower seeds took my four asacol before i went to bed
mind you this was feb 26 2009 same day i wrote the orignal post i woke up i felt good i had no blood no bleeding no gas no pains
no mucus no puss nothing and i wasent as tired as i normaly am today is the second day with no symtoms before i would eat crap mc donalds pizzas anny greesy fast food i could find now im gonna eat healthy execrise and go to a natural herbal store where thay sell natural vitamins maby this is the start of a new me its true what thay say the answers your looking for are always right in front for you but there the last things you see

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   Posted 2/26/2009 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I am glad you are feeling better. Sounds like a miracle to me. I haven't tried the spinach diet but I am going to now for sure and hope for the same miracle ;). It does help tremendously to change your diet. If you can find a cure naturally that is the best way to get healthy!
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