How funny you forgot about
your appointment with the GI?....but you have been focussed on other stuff I guess and it's not quite the worry it was in the past.
Hope it goes well.....is it after 5:00 again?
Yep, the weather is sure wonky. I'm not minding the brightness of it all, but hate the melting again. messy, salty and a plain pita.
Regarding the twisty feeling in your guts....ask for Bentylol...10mg to start. I wouldn't care the reason unless it's obvious. For me, I have both IBS and UC...the feelings of UC are pretty obvious, the IBS and food do cause me some discomfort. I can stop the food, but the IBS is difficult to change. I pop a Bentylol...it helps fairly quickly.....
losing weight...hmmmm, have you totally changed your intake of food? If you're not eating enough, you're not getting enough calories. Remember that with age comes changes in skin collagen and fat/support reserves, etc. I've noticed changes in my face...make-up helps a lot..lol! not an option for you, however..;-)
Does your wife notice the changes? Worry and anxiety can definitely change one's face if it's deeply subconscious.....lots of unanswered questions leads to more anxiety...which may be part of the problem...hard to hide it on our faces.
Liver disease can pretty much be deleted off the list if all your blood tests come back normal. You have to trust some of it....unless something more obvious comes up.
I'll admit when I'm feeling really nauseated, etc....I do check my eyes to see if they're pale and yellow.
Definitely interested in the doc's perception on smelly gas. I would contribute most of it to food intake, stress and then UC if you're flaring. You can adjust your diet somewhat or keep a food diary for a few weeks to see if there's anything consistent. Is it the same weekends as during the week? How about
at a particular time of day/evening?
I think if you're having success with the Cortifoam, you should stick with it...You're not out of the woods yet from my perspective....
I would think you could try the Salofalk again....especially since you were starting to flare again when you tried them. Since you're doing better at this time, you'll know soon enough if it's the Salofalk that was the cause of your symptoms...squirt bum, etc.
I'm now starting every second night on the Salofalk...this month's gone fast for me.
I can notice quite a change in holding bms in the morning now....so, I'm still going with low in the rectum inflammation that wasn't quite addressed and hopefully will continue to stay maintained while tapering the Salofalk. I'll stay on every second night for this month...then every third night....etc.
Back discomfort...for me it's a constant, and it could be related to stress, posture, UC, IBS..etc. I haven't seen the chiro for a while...I should go, however. I do take Robaxacet and Robaxin a lot...so, there's comfort for me. But, I'm no way in dire need for the chiro...just for a tune-up.
I do, however, notice the discomfort increases with the low pressure. Yesterday wasn't a good day..lol! I also notice that I shouldn't sit with my knees crossed too often...that puts unbelievable pressure on that area.
But, I've had back pain my whole teen/adult years....so this is actually good considering how much older I am....so something is right.
I do hope the flood predictions are wrong....but it won't affect us directly...just the emotional climate of the news, people, etc is trying...plus past experience.
Let me know how your appointment goes.
*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/supplements; Probiotics....(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 !!!