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fruitgirl
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   Posted 4/20/2009 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
My mother-in-law and sister-in-law were visiting Tuesday-Sunday.  Thursday night, we went out for Mexican food, to a restaurant DH and I go to frequently and have never had a problem with.  Well, SIL and I both managed to get food poisoning!  I think it was the sour cream, as it's the only thing SIL and I both had that DH and MIL didn't.  I think we got Staphlococcus, because it's common in dairy products and has very rapid onset (we were both feeling lousy by the time we got home).  We both had diarrhea and vomiting all Thursday night and into Friday morning, and my diarrhea didn't end until Friday evening. 
 
I was really worried this would throw me back into a flare, but luckily, all seems to be back to normal!  I was especially worried with my interview on Thursday and Friday this week!
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 10mg of Prednisone every other day, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


geminisunset
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   Posted 4/20/2009 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry to hear you and your SIL got sick, but I'm so glad you made it through without a dreaded flare!
GeminiSunset
Diagnosed w/IBS: Oct. 2006
Diagnosed w/UC: Jan. 2007 (proctitis), July 2008 (pancolitis)
Medications: Canasa (helped the first flare when it was just proctitis); Rowasa enemas (did not help as the following colonoscopy confirmed pancolitis); Lialda (2 pills in the morning, 2 pills in the evening, soon to be 2 pills in the morning only once I'm off steriods); Prednisone; Protonix (only took while on prednisone); Remicade infusions, started at 5mg/kg (Aug 2008), increased to 7.5mg/kg (March 2009), increased to 10mg/kg and increased to every 6 weeks (April 2009) - 7 infusions so far, next infusion on 5/28 continuing every 6 weeks; Zyrtec-D (for allergies); Toprol (a generic form, 25 mg, for a rapid heart rate)
Supplements: Women's One-a-day multi-vitamin; Super B-complex w/vitamin C, Iron supplements, Omega-3 Fish Oil (coated, not sure how much except one soft-gel daily), Aloe Vera supplement (two daily), Acidopholis
Diet: Spinach and Sunflower seed butter diet (starting 3/21/09) (will try again once I can eat normally again)
Current Status: April, 2009 - suffering another flare-up :(


notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 4/20/2009 1:15 PM (GMT -6)   

That is pretty scary. Lucky you haven't had any flare symptoms. Hope you continue to feel better.

Are you off pred completely?


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)


fruitgirl
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   Posted 4/20/2009 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks! notsocicklygirl, I like the new name! :)

I'm not going off of pred completely until my interview is over, just to be on the safe side. Then my doctor said I can just quit!
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 10mg of Prednisone every other day, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 4/20/2009 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
That is great!! I hope you can get off of the pred soon. I have an appointment on Friday. I hope I can decrease my Asacol. I am tired of losing so much hair.

Diagnosed with proctitis in March 2007 - Treated with Canasa 2x Daily
December 08 - Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9 a day)


fruitgirl
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   Posted 4/20/2009 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope you can, too! I see my GI again on June 4 and assuming all is going well, we'll start talking then about plans to taper the Rowasa and Asacol. I'm kind of nervous about tapering...I guess I'm a bit fearful of flaring again!
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 10mg of Prednisone every other day, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).

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