I definitely notice UC symptoms more in the morning than during other hours

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EdwardC
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   Posted 3/24/2009 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Ever since I had my first symptoms and diagnosis. I have noticed that most of my symptoms appear in the morning versus the afternoon and night. Pain, gas, frequent bm's and rarely, after beginning mesalamine, blood. I am just curious why this is.
Mild pancolitis with some diverticular pockets diagnosed in April '08
Currently on 400 mg Asacol X 6 per day


geminisunset
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   Posted 3/24/2009 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure why either, but I experience the same thing. I could go to the bathroom quite a few times in the morning, maybe 2 or 3 times in the afternoon, and then I'm fine by the evening.
GeminiSunset
Diagnosed w/IBS: Oct. 2006
Diagnosed w/UC: Jan. 2007 (proctitis), July 2008 (pancolitis)
Medications: Canasa (helped the first flare when it was just proctitis); Rowasa enemas (did not help as the following colonoscopy confirmed pancolitis); Lialda (2 pills in the morning, 2 pills in the evening, soon to be 2 pills in the morning only once I'm off steriods); Prednisone; Protonix (only took while on prednisone); Remicade infusions, started at 5mg/kg, increased in March to 7.5mg/kg (started Aug 2008 - 6 infusions so far, next infusion on 4/30 continuing every 8 weeks); Zyrtec-D (for allergies); Toprol (a generic form, 25 mg, for a rapid heart rate)
Supplements: Women's One-a-day multi-vitamin; Super B-complex w/vitamin C, Iron supplements, Omega-3 Fish Oil (coated, not sure how much except one soft-gel daily), Aloe Vera supplement (currently taking one daily, will increase to two soon)
Diet: Spinach and Sunflower seed butter diet (starting 3/22/09)
Current Status: Reached remission for a few weeks in October 2008, but symptoms returned after I allowed myself to enjoy wine again.... gave up wine and have not been in full remission again yet. 


Red_34
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   Posted 3/24/2009 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Typically when you sleep, your colon sleeps. When you wake, your colon wakes and then creates havoc :) Of course there is the exception for people that have colons that don't recognize sleep patterns.
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PinkPaperclip
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   Posted 3/24/2009 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Same thing here. When I wake up I have to go to the bathroom. But it's okay , that way you know in advance when you'll have to poop :) I am getting used to it already. I can't sleep late though, I take my meds right when I wake up at breakfast, I noticed that that way I don't go to the bathroom that often in the morning, maybe once or twice only.
Diagnosed with pancolitis 19/03/09
Prednisone 40 mg, Mezavant 4.6g
 


basa0806
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   Posted 3/24/2009 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Same for me too. Before UC I couldn't eat breakfast right after getting up because my digestive system wasn't "ready" to digest anything. During a flare it's a million times worse and even now that I'm in remission I have problems still. MWF I have class at 9 but Tuesday I have a lab at 8 and Tuesdays I can almost always expect d. Its like my colon is programmed to be up for a 9am class but 8am isn't its schedule and it can't handle it...
Sam(antha)
20 year old medical technology/biology student
Remission since January/April 2006
4 400mg Asacol 2x daily, 10mg Elavil, 75mg Effexor XR for GAD, ortho lo

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Peety
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   Posted 3/24/2009 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep. I eat breakfast, and usually a little coffee, just to stimulate my gut to do as much as it can do before I start my day. And allow myself at least an hour after breakfast to allow that to happen...

Workout, breakfast (egg, bacon or salmon, coffee), shower, dress, make-up done on the throne (TMI?), then out the door.
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... 


Test Flyer
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   Posted 3/24/2009 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   
My colon is on a timer - 0530 or thereabouts every single day.  On a good day, 2 BM's when not in a flare.  In a flare, dont know how many will show up but in either case, first thing in the AM needs to be reserved for bowl time.  Come 0900 or so and colon is settled down.  And if I have a very early start of the day where I need to be out of the house for travel, I'll be sure to get out of bed extra early to drink a coffee to get the colon awake.... odd disease that plays with your mind for sure.

Left side UC
diagnosed 1990
Azulfidine medicated
 


Sara14
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   Posted 3/24/2009 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Peety said...
Workout, breakfast (egg, bacon or salmon, coffee), shower, dress, make-up done on the throne (TMI?), then out the door.
I've started sometimes blowdrying my hair while on the throne. It's the only way I have enough time to get to work on time sometimes...
 
Yes, mornings are the worst for me too.
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa; Canasa; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; sublingual allergy drops; Ortho Tri-Cyclen


Sweetpea17
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   Posted 3/24/2009 11:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I always have to make sure that I get up about an hour or more before its time for me to get ready. That way I can go to the bathroom and when its time for me to get ready Im good to go. Every now and then my colon is really upset and its doing that thing where nothing is coming out but it thinks it needs to go. When that happends I just go get my heat pad and heat it up. I put it on about where my colon is and I take 2 tylenol. Give it about 20 mins or so and Im SO much better.

AussieGirl
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   Posted 3/25/2009 12:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Nice to know my routine is as 'normal' as everyone else's as above when not in a flare :) IE. wake up, go to the toilet, eat breakfast, shower, get ready, go again to the toilet and then ready for the rest of the day. Always feel 'out of rythym' if have to get up earlier or wake up late. Puts a spanner in the works so to speak.
Officially diagnosed Jan 2005 with UC & anthropathy arthritis, RV Fistula April 2005
Misdiagnosed for over 20 years!
 
4 DVTs and 1 PE Nov 2007 (caused by flare ups) 
Oesteopenia in right hip and spine (caused by pred)
 
Present meds: 6 x 750mg Colazide, 50mg 6MP, 1000IU Vit D, calcium
 


Red_34
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   Posted 3/25/2009 7:31 AM (GMT -6)   
When I go on vacation to northern Michigan to my in laws cottage I have to make sure that I am up before everyone else. The cottage is only about 800sq ft. with one bathroom and sometimes we can have up to 15 people there at a time. Everyone gets up around 9am and I make myself get up at 7am regardless. Which isn't too bad when you have two dogs that are like alarm clocks! :) But I will have my morning cup of coffee and then I feel the urge to go and go and go. However when I'm not flaring at least it doesn't hurt! Once when I was flaring and I didn't wake up in time to get into the bathroom - boy I thought I was going to die! I can hold it fairly well but the longer I hold it while in a flare the greater the cramping. Not fun!
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