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lambkins
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   Posted 2/25/2009 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi i'm not really sure what to do i'm having the worst flare since being dx last may went to dr end of jan and got asacol foam 2 week course but that has now finished and am just using pentasa supps 1g nightly and 800mg x2 twice daily but the bleeding and mucus seems to be getting worse also my eyes are very blurry and i am just so tired all the time sometimes my knees wrists and toes just ache(not all the time) and to top it i'm not sleeping very well. If i went to dr what would they prescribe or would they just up asacol and see what happens when fist dx was on predfoam which helped almost straight away maybe could ask for that i only had bloods done mid jan but that was before this sorry this has turned into a bit of a rant but am so fed up with it should i wait and see what happens my dr is very good and can always get same day appointments
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started pentasa supps 1gm 26/6/08
 Asacol 800mg x2 twice daily
  Domperidone 10mg as needed
  co codamol 30/500 x2 when needed


notsosicklygirl
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 2/25/2009 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I would go to the doctor. I had a mild flare that I was treating with suppositories a few months ago and it turned into a much worse flare over time. I kept putting off going to the doctor because I didn't have insurance. By the time I went to the doctor, I was so fatigued, I could barely function. Blurry eyes would worry me the most, that doesn't seem right. I take more Asacol than you and I use a suppository morning and night. You could try increasing your dose but you should talk to your doctor first probably. Maybe you can give a call and explain the blurry eyes and body aches and get an opinion from your GI?

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)


lambkins
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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 2/26/2009 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks i think i will sometimes you just need someone to give you a push in the right direction
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started pentasa supps 1gm 26/6/08
 Asacol 800mg x2 twice daily
  Domperidone 10mg as needed
  co codamol 30/500 x2 when needed


Christine1946
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 5963
   Posted 2/26/2009 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
     UC can affect the eyes.  I'm sorry, I am not familiar with some of your meds.  Are they generic?  The doctor may increase your Asacol and put you on prednisone.  The aches in your joints could very well be UC related too.  That happens to me when flaring.
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 11/01/08...now 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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