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MarxS
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 4/13/2009 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello

First of all I would like to apologize if there should be too many grammar mistakes in my post because my native language isn't English.

My name is Marx, I'm 24 and I was diagnosed with UC only few months ago. The symptoms began in January 09 with some abdominal pain and had to go to the toilet more than usual. After a month I got more severe abdominal pain, blood in my stool and fever so I went to the hospital - they thought I had a blocage in my intestine. I was hospitalized for 3 days and after that sent back home. The doctors said everything should be ok now and the symptoms should go away after a week or so - but they didnt. So I went back to my doctor and she sent me to see a gastroenterologist who diagnosed me with UC after the colonoscopy. She put me on sulfasalazine, reducing the amount after two weeks. I was doing pretty fine for a month or so - I didnt feel anything wrong in my stomack, my stool got back to normal and my appetite came back. But a week or so ago I noticed that my stool wasnt so formed anymore and I have had this full stomack feeling I had when my symptoms started in January - no blood tho. It hasn't changed my bowel movement, because I usually go to the toilet once a day and luckilly that hasn't changed. Could it just be that I ate something I shouldn't have had? I also took an Ibuprophen (which is a NSAID) more than a week ago and some paracetamol tablets few days ago - I now know that you shouldnt take any NSAID, but I read about it after that. Could my problems be the result of it?

Thanks

subdued
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 4/13/2009 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I have no idea.

I would suggest reading as much as possible on this forum and seeing your GI.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Colitis Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Don't expect your doctor to cure your health problems. Your health is your responsibility.

Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Avoid HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
When flaring: eat anti-inflammatory foods, avoid pro-inflammatory foods
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)


pb4
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   Posted 4/14/2009 12:15 AM (GMT -6)   
NSAIDs are prone to causing bleeding, but it could trigger a flare, any time symptoms change you should see your doc, especially when you're fairly new to the disease, always better to be safe than sorry.

Feel better soon :)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


Joma
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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 4/14/2009 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Marx. It is hard to telll what may be going on for you. I sometimes cant even tell the early signs of a flare for myself. I usually have some issue or another going on with my bowels (bloating, gas, loose stools etc) even when I am in remission. Probably is a good idea to see your doc like pb4 says. Eventually you will get to know your symptoms better.

MarxS
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 4/14/2009 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I am scheduled to see the doctor anyway at the end of the month, so I guess I'll just watch and see if things get any worse. But I guess it is true that it takes time to know the symptoms better and understand if I should be worried or not. Thanks for the advice.
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