Any one have problems with guaifenesin?

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dakotagirl
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   Posted 4/1/2009 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I just thought I'd ask... I realized this morning that maybe this med I'm taking to free up the mucous from my allergies may be negatively affecting my UC and the mucous in my guts.
 
I do know that psuedoephedrine does mess things up a bit for me.
 
Of course I could just be having a mild flare - which isn't odd for me this time of year.
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
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jujub
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   Posted 4/1/2009 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I've never had a problem with it at all. If you're having a lot of trouble with allergies, could that in itself be triggering some UC symptoms?

BTW, I'm getting my next Remi on April 2, so we're almost on schedule here! I've been on it three years now.
Judy
 
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dakotagirl
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   Posted 4/1/2009 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Judy - I do believe that allergies are aggravating things, which is making it hard to tell what is doing what. I'm just trying to keep things from getting worse. I've added Primadophilus Reuteri to my night time regime and moved the Culturelle to my morning meds. I figured it can't hurt since I've had to do so many rounds of antibiotics in the last few months.

I had to postpone my Remi infusion :( This tooth infection has to be gone for two weeks before I can reschedule. What a bugger it has been. I am very tired of seeing the dentist and endodontist. I would be nice if all of the staff didn't know my face and name...

I also asked the doc for a refill on the bentyl - that has really been helping the cramping this time around.
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia (hip and spine) diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  yo-yoing between remission and a mild flare
Lialda 4 per day,  Azathioprine 50mg, Aciphex, Effexor XR, Forvia, Fibercon, and Culturelle
Remicade: 1st infusion 06/17/08:  Next infusion: April 1 after the tooth infection is gone :(
Last Prednisone dose:  7/15/08
 
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fruitgirl
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   Posted 4/1/2009 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, it could increase the mucous associated with your UC. There are some women who take it to help them get pregnant...women produce a "special" cervical mucous when they're ovulating, which helps sperm survive. Women who don't produce a lot of cervical mucous naturally use guaifenesin to increase production of it...maybe just because it thins it out more? Anyway, if it can affect cervical mucous, why couldn't it affect intestinal mucous?
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 20mg 15mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).

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