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anglfrmhvn69
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   Posted 3/3/2009 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
ok this is kinda long but i was wondering if this could have been the cause of my uc to come on,in 2002 i had a bad tooth that needed to be pulled at the time i didnt have the money so i lived off motrin for a month. well after that is when i noticed i was having problems with my bowels. i thought that my aunt had uc but turns out she just has ibs insteed. so i have no clue is to where it come from. i also have a stomach ulcer from taking all that motrin,thats why i'm on nexium. so does anyone think that with me taking all that motrin like i did could have brought the uc on?

pamela

 i was diagnosed with uc on april.16,2003. had my sec. colonoscopy on aug.22,2007 came back normal, i also take nexium 40mg once a day for acid reflux.take one multivitamin a day,started taking one a day acidophilus probiotic.

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meikaidi
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   Posted 3/3/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Could very well be. I had childhood arthritis (JRA) and had been taking Ibuprofen ever since I was nine years old to combat the symptoms. I am now 24 years old and my doctors speculate that the constant use of ibuprofen (DOCTOR PRESCRIBED MIND YOU!!) could have been a cause of my Ulcerative Colitis. My mother has Crohn's disease and so I may have been predisposed... they cannot really give me a good answer but only speculate. I am pretty convinced that the ibuprofen caused it and it angers me to THIS DAY that I was NEVER forewarned something like this could happen.

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   Posted 3/3/2009 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, Avoid the use of nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and naproxen. These pain relievers include brand names such as Advil, Motrin and Aleve. NSAIDs have the potential for making colitis symptoms worse.
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   Posted 3/3/2009 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
The cause(s) are not known. However, it is thought that there must be a genetic predisposition to the disease and then an environmental cause (trigger) to make it flare.

The ibuprofen use is likely not *THE* reason. It could however have been your trigger. (I believe mine was a stomach bug that both my husband and I had in Dec 2002.)
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   Posted 3/3/2009 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
dakotagirl said...
The cause(s) are not known. However, it is thought that there must be a genetic predisposition to the disease and then an environmental cause (trigger) to make it flare.

The ibuprofen use is likely not *THE* reason. It could however have been your trigger. (I believe mine was a stomach bug that both my husband and I had in Dec 2002.)


Current research suggests that certain genetic factors may increase the likelihood that a family member could develop ulcerative colitis. It does not say that there must be a genetic predisposition to the disease to get it.

No one in my family--parents, grandparents, siblings, cousins, ...--has any colon issues. I'm the only one who has IBS and Colitis. I think 99.99% of the population would have some sort of colon problem if they had been on antibiotics for as long as I have. I guess that means that we are all predisposed. After all, we all have colons that can become inflamed.
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)


Red_34
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   Posted 3/3/2009 10:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree that it may have been your trigger. I had so many things stacked against me at the time of my diagnosis - high antibiotic usage, heavy Nsaid usage, food poisoning, mother had Crohns - you name every trigger and I probaby had it or did it - I didn't stand a chance. But CAUSE, no I don't think that is true for your case (or any case for that matter).


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   Posted 3/4/2009 6:06 AM (GMT -6)   
The cause for UC is still unknown so please don't try and beat yourself up for causing this or trying to find something or someone to blame. You have this and you need to accept it as a part of your life, learn as much about it as you can, and figure out how it is going to fit into your life and not run your life. I know how scary that it is when you are first diagnosed and how overwhelming that it can be. If it wasn't for the wonderful people I found on this site I just might be instutionalized. Read the information that is posted on the site and do some research and if you ever have any questions no matter how strange or gross it may sound everyone is here to help you through it. I wish you well.
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anglfrmhvn69
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   Posted 3/4/2009 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks for all of your replies.

pamela

 i was diagnosed with uc on april.16,2003. had my sec. colonoscopy on aug.22,2007 came back normal, i also take nexium 40mg once a day for acid reflux.take one multivitamin a day,started taking one a day acidophilus probiotic.

       I HAVE A DISEASE,MY DISEASE DOESNT HAVE ME!!!

 

 

 

                                    

 


subdued
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   Posted 3/4/2009 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Red_34 said...
I agree that it may have been your trigger. I had so many things stacked against me at the time of my diagnosis - high antibiotic usage, heavy Nsaid usage, food poisoning, mother had Crohns - you name every trigger and I probaby had it or did it - I didn't stand a chance. But CAUSE, no I don't think that is true for your case (or any case for that matter).


Wow! I didn't know food poisoning could also cause Colitis. I had food poisoning once from a fish I ate in Hong Kong. There was a report the next day that some fish were contaminated. I must have been one of the unfortunate ones who had eaten a contaminated fish the day before. It was so bad that I had contractions like when I was given birth. I was literally on the bathroom floor the whole night, too sick to get help.

I also swallowed a three-inch jaw bone from a fish I ate once, also in Hong Kong. The bone was stuck in my throat, and I had to swallow a whole bunch of rice to get it down. I have read that it is not advisable to use this method, because the bone could get lodged lower down in the throat. I have no idea how I swallowed it but somehow I survived swallowing such a large bone with hopefully no damage.
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 3/5/2009 7:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Joy, no not CAUSE Uc - I believe I was already predestined to get it due to my mother having Crohns but I do definately believe it was the case in part of my trigger. My husbands grandmother made some "poisonous" turkey every year for Thanksgiving. Stupid me didn't believe everyone when they told me that they usually have severe gas pains and D that same night after eating this turkey. Yep, It happened to me! In my case, the D just never went away while everyone else got better.

You're are so lucky that fish bone didn't do any harm! But ouch! Didn't that hurt?
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   Posted 3/5/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Red_34 said...
Joy, no not CAUSE Uc - I believe I was already predestined to get it due to my mother having Crohns but I do definately believe it was the case in part of my trigger. My husbands grandmother made some "poisonous" turkey every year for Thanksgiving. Stupid me didn't believe everyone when they told me that they usually have severe gas pains and D that same night after eating this turkey. Yep, It happened to me! In my case, the D just never went away while everyone else got better.

You're are so lucky that fish bone didn't do any harm! But ouch! Didn't that hurt?


Yes. Some people are predisposed to Colitis. I was just saying that not everyone is, not that some people aren't.

No it didn't hurt to swallow the fish bone. It just felt very uncomfortable when it was stuck in my throat. I was so hungry that day. I even saw myself put the bone in my mouth and swallow it. I was eating too fast to stop in time. Anyway, the bone got caught in my throat, not that far down but far enough that I couldn't get it back out. I probably should have gone to the doctor's. Oh, well. It's too late now. I didn't feel anything after the rice dislodged it. I ate a lot of rice. Hopefully, the rice protected my insides from it. But I still don't know whether or not swallowing the fish bone had any affect on my digestive system. I was living overseas at the time, getting traveler's diarrhea, taking antibiotics, and drinking lots high-fructose corn syrup teas.
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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