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WeEn
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   Posted 4/6/2009 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Well after a 64 ounce bottle of gatorade mixed with a 255 g bottle of miralax and about 8 hours of pure dumping, i had my colonoscopy today, the results to me seem to be good news and bad news at the same time, either way seems like a win-lose situation, if they did find ne thing i would atleast know wut it is and how to treat it, if they didnt that means nothing is going to cause permanent damage but i wont know wut i have and how to fix it, well results were normal other then a polyp and some internal non bleeding hemoroids, they removed the polyp and said the roids were that big of a deal and might be causing the pressure in my rectum but doubtful, since it isnt ibd and my doctor said most likely post infections ibs, *** could be causing this pressure in my rectum going on for a week now?? it doesnt make any sense, *** can cause this and how am i suppose to clear it up if its not due to inflammation. is the ibs wuts causing my abdominal discomfort, mucusy diarrhea, and rectal pressure?? o is it normal to be passing large amounts of mucus at the end of this whole ordeal. i am so scared i will not b able to figure out wuts causing my rectal pressure and it will just stay with me the rest of my life!!!

Peety
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   Posted 4/6/2009 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Darlin', it's too hard to read your messages to know what might be helpful to say!
I think you are saying you have IBS or "regular" colitis but not UC/IBD. Any meds prescribed yet?
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, tried to taper but now back up to 20-30 after several really bad days. Waiting for insurance decison on Humira...soon... 


fruitgirl
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   Posted 4/6/2009 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Peety, I'm glad you said something about not being able to decipher what WeEn is saying...I didn't know how to do it tactfully, though, but you came up with a good way!
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 10mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


WeEn
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   Posted 4/6/2009 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
hahaha understandable, alright well i got food poisoning 4 weeks ago, i have had a variety of symptoms but over the last week i have had a constant pressure in my rectum almost like i always have to poop, but i am having diarrhea not c, i just had a colonoscopy today and it ruled out ibd, there was only some internal hemmoroids and a polyp, so now i am at a lost because if there is no inflammation in my colon or rectum etc. what else can be causing this pressure, i am extremely worried that it will not go away.

What i meant to say is that both results from the colonoscopy is bad news for me, cuz if they did find inflammation i would know what is causing these symptoms, if they dont it means i do not have ibd, but yet again i do not know *** i have and i just get labeled with ibs. both is bad news and i got the latter

WeEn
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   Posted 4/6/2009 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
they gave me an anti-spasmodic for the stomach crampin but thats it

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 4/6/2009 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Id prefer to be dealing with IBS. Unfortunately I had inflammation, a polyp and hemmroids.

Diagnosed with proctitis in March 2007 - Treated with Canasa 2x Daily
Diagnosed with UC December 08 but had symptoms months ago - Treating with Asacol 400mg (9 a day)


Dr-A
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   Posted 4/6/2009 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Actually thats good news. Load up on probiotics, get it in both ends, several types.
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Lialda 1 day
Immuran
Golimumab study (100mg every 4 weeks)
Vitamin E Enemas as needed
Probiotis/GreenTea/VitD3+Ca/SuperDHA


WeEn
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   Posted 4/6/2009 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
get it in both ends?? i am going to start acidiphilus tomorrow along with activia, i just hate the uncertainty around ibs, i could deal with everything except for this pressure in my rectum which i am starting to think could be in my head or something since there does not seem ne other logical explanation, ive just decided i need to stop worrying about it, start exercising, quit smoking even though it seems irrelevant because it is post infectious, and just power through until the symptoms "fade away" cuz thats all the doctor said "hopefully it will just fade away eventually" what kind of crap is that, this blows

Dr-A
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   Posted 4/6/2009 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
By both ends I just mean if it were me I would be making probiotic enemas and using those up the rear end along with taking probiotics orally. There are several threads on the subject.
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Lialda 1 day
Immuran
Golimumab study (100mg every 4 weeks)
Vitamin E Enemas as needed
Probiotis/GreenTea/VitD3+Ca/SuperDHA


fruitgirl
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   Posted 4/6/2009 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
At least with IBS you don't have to worry about having to have your colon removed. So yes, IBS is MUCH better than IBD. Just like I feel I'm lucky to have UC and not Crohn's, because at least surgery will cure my problem.

Yes, relaxing will very likely help the pressure in your rectum.
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 10mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


quincy
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   Posted 4/7/2009 1:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Call the doctor and ask for him to prescribe you Proctocedyl...that will help with the hemmies. Yes, hemmies can definitely cause rectal pressure and severe discomfort.

The antispasmodic should help with some of that feeling...at least for me it does when I'm having that while flaring.

Did the doc mention for you to use fibre as well...

Are you consuming foods/gum/drinks with artificial sweeteners??

Hope you start to feel better soon...and it's good you were checked out and had the polyp removed...that in itself is good that it was found early.When do you get the results?


quincy
*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/supplementsProbiotics....(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 !!!
 


WeEn
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   Posted 4/7/2009 1:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Ya the doctor said stick to a high fiber low fat diet, they took a couple of biopsy's which said should be back in 2 weeks? what the hell takes them so long.. i chew gum to help quit smoking and my oral fixation lol but other then that i do not know of any foods that would have it, well atleast the pressure is no longer really painful at nite, but tomorrow i decided i can longer keep worrying about this and the best thing ican do is stay stress free, exercise, and stay on top of all my school work, im gonna try as hard as i can to forget about my symptoms and just deal with em instead of constantly worrying a bout the em and the future... we will see how it goes

o ya quincy what type of enemas do you suggest? is it painfuL?

quincy
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Total Posts : 30587
   Posted 4/7/2009 2:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I would suggest suppositories. I've not done the probiotic enemas...hopefully others will chime in on that subject.

It's hard to focus when one's arse is in total pain..but since you are seeing some relief, hope it continues and you'll be able to get on with your school stuff.

You mentioned chewing gum....well, all of the gums are chock full of sweetenrs, and if you chew a new piece often..you're getting a lot.

There is a gum called SPRY. It does contain xylitol...but that's it on the sweetener. I can chew it for quite a while....if I chew too many new pieces during the day, I'll get gas....but two pieces last a long while. Although, when I'm anxious/nervous about something...it tends to "fall apart" after about two hours. I get it at a health food store...in a large container, but it is sold in blister packs...expensive, however. I do keep the small container of it in my car..

Hope you feel better soon.
q
*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/supplementsProbiotics....(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 !!!
 

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