Need for worry about daughter?

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   Posted 4/3/2009 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
My daughtr is 45 years old.  For the last few years, she has had bouts of "urgency" after eating.  Not often, but more than any average person.  She gets the sweats and D while going, and even at times nausea.
I'd say maybe 6 - 7 times a year this happens to her.(never blood)  Seems to be a bit more than it used to be. 
Am I being a worrying mom, or could this be the beginning of UC?
Since both my parents had colon cancer she will be getting her first colonoscopy earlier than most (this summer), but as a mother who has seen my life come to almost a complete stand still. I am so worried.
I have had my UC so long now I can't remember how it started.  
Ulcerative proctitis. On Asacol 3 3x a day, and Meslamine enemas nightly.
Blood is a bigger problem for me than D.

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   Posted 4/3/2009 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Joylu, this sounds more like dumping syndrome. It can be caused by any number of things, but usually isn't related to IBD. She should ask her doctor, as they may want to do upper endoscopy also. Dumping is usually easily treated.
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   Posted 4/3/2009 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Is it possible she's sensitive to MSG? I am, as are some of my other family members, and that describes to a "T" what happens when we eat MSG.

My UC started suddenly. I think that if UC were to start gradually, it would be more like a mild, mild, mild flare that just lasts a couple of days, rather than a sudden, violent incident that only happens a few times a year. Since the symptoms of UC are caused by inflammation, it just doesn't make sense that inflammation could cause one sudden, violent episode. I hope what I'm trying to say makes sense.
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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