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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 199
   Posted 3/16/2009 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I have some sort of sickness, either a flu or a cold. My colitis is now worse than it has ever been. Has anyone else noted significantly worse symptoms while being sick?
Asacol-12 a day
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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 3/16/2009 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Normally not for me, but this past Fall I was sick 3 times with a cold. I did start to flare at Christmas....I was also taking Cold FX for a long while, plus the Christmas, I'll assume it's the combo...but it's been yo-yoing from tapering the Salofalk too fast. So, I'm sitting tight on nightly rectal 5ASA for the time being.

You are only on should, however, be on more meds to get your flare under control as to not get worse.

Hope your cold/flu improves quickly...this is a season for many going around.

*Heather* Status..Asacol  (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares, tapered to maintenance  mild flare nightly enemas
~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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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 3/16/2009 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I seem to have a little more trouble every time I'm fighting a cold. I think its my immune system turning on and while its at it, it strikes the colon too. I am still getting better overall. I am hoping that it will dissipate over time.
Female 33 Married
diagnosed January 2009
mild pancolitis
Sulfasalazine 500mg 3X

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