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   Posted 3/19/2009 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
So I was wondering if any of you guys get hemroids?? It seems when my butt is really going at it for a couple of days I end up getting one. So I just want to know if it happens to anyone else.

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   Posted 3/19/2009 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I got really, really, really bad ones when I was delivering my son, that got incredibly horrible when my first flare started. Luckily, I got them under control during the brief respite I had in December, and they haven't been too much of a problem since. Cortisone creme (just the OTC 1% stuff) seems to work the best at shrinking them and keeping them from enlarging. Preparation H didn't do squat for me.
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, 40mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).

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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 73
   Posted 3/19/2009 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I have the preparation H stuff and when I fisrt put it on its so nice than like 10 mins later its like I never put it on. Its just drives me crazy...

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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 3/19/2009 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
You should consider the suppositories. Call the doc and maybe he/she could prescribe proctocedyl...they do help me.

Applying maybe zinc ointment or hydrocortisone on the outside of the anus will help as well...

Are you flaring? I notice mine "rear" before a flare, but as soon as I start the rectal meds and use a bit of proctocedyl ointment or hydrocortisone, they do recede.

You might also have a bit of a yeast infection if you're having itching and extreme redness...an antiyeast preparation such as Canesten external cream helps.

Hope you feel better soon.

*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 Dec 2008
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   Posted 3/19/2009 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I got hemorrhoids from having to go to the bathroom so much when I was flaring. They aren't so bad though. I only notice them sometimes when I'm going to the bathroom.
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: pro-inflammatory foods, HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 3/19/2009 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Rarely, but I did last year and the suppositories cleared it right up. It wasn't bleeding but was causing sharp pain, like a cut.
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; eliminated all wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), trying Curamin. 
Flaring, seasonal? or supplements too harsh? Back on prednisone, down to 10 mg. Waiting for insurance decison on Humira... 

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 3/19/2009 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
They can be brutual at times especially when having UC with C.
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
8 Pentasa per day (4/2)
Corti Foam p.m. 3X per week and canasa every other day
Natural anti fungal, anti inflammation supplements and Probiotics.
Bowel Soother and IntestiNew, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Eliminated Fructose and Corn Syrup
Reduced sugar in my diet by at least 70%
Reduced wheat products by 70% 
Could never tolerate artificial sweetners
I excersice daily (unless like now : (  I've lost too much weight)
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!
*Recent Changes In Blue*

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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 108
   Posted 3/20/2009 4:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I have my first flareup (been diagnosed yesterday) and yes, I have bad hemorroids. I use Prep H cream or ointment and it really helps... Also, after my first dose of prednisone yesterday the pain went away for the day, only returning at bedtime...
Diagnosed with pancolitis 19/03/09
Prednisone 40 mg, Mezavant 4.6g

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