"Learning" to poop again!

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fruitgirl
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   Posted 3/24/2009 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, I've been on pred for a little over a week now, and boy, has it ever made a difference.  I started last week on Monday and by Tuesday only had four BMs, which was less than half of what I'd been having.  Since then, I've only had one or two BMs a day, and they've been normal consistency since Friday, and that's even with adding lots of fruits and veggies back in my diet!!  :) 
 
It's just weird, though, actually having to work to get poop out again!  Even when my symptoms mysteriously eased in December (before I was diagnosed), I still had really loose stool, so didn't have to "work" at it. 
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 30mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


Sara14
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   Posted 3/24/2009 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I know what you mean! I've had the same thing happen to me.
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa; Canasa; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; sublingual allergy drops; Ortho Tri-Cyclen


basa0806
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   Posted 3/24/2009 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I remember that!! I remember the first time I had a solid bm after my flare, I wanted to like preserve it and frame it (well not really because that's gross but it was just reallllly exciting!!!)
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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Red_34
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   Posted 3/24/2009 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL Sam! Try to explain THAT to your friends!!
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basa0806
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   Posted 3/24/2009 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
haha if my friends only knew!! my mom and i were jumping up and down that day! :)
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

"Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans"
John Lennon


vega19
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Total Posts : 91
   Posted 3/24/2009 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I was commenting on this very topic to my husband the other day. I've actually had to push a little the last few days. It's funny how you forget what that feels like. My poos weren't this solid during my last remission.
31 year old female diagnosed with UC (entire colon) Feb 2008
(4) 400mg Asacol 3x a day
Remicade 10mg/kg every 8 weeks
Omega 3 supp, calcium supp
probiotic


burnabygirl
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 205
   Posted 3/24/2009 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah! I was so happy when I saw formed poos again. I just wonder if they will ever be as thick as pre-UC days again.
Ulcerative proctitis diagnosed in July 2006. Medications: Salofalk enema nightly.
Remission from Nov 2006 to Oct 2007. Then a bad cold and a bad flare for 1 year till Nov 2008.
Pancolitis diagnosed in April 2008. Current medications: Salofalk enema, Salofalk tablets 1000mg x 3/day, Entocort enema (tapering).
Supplements: Calcium with Vitamin D, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C and psyllium capsules (Metamucil).

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