coping with the abdominal pain ?!

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   Posted 4/25/2009 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   
can anyone give me any ways to cope with severeee abdominal pain ?! I take my prednisone and im good all day but when it starts to wear off i get the WORST pains ever . any suggestions ??

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   Posted 4/27/2009 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I discovered Tension Tamer tea and that really helps relax the gut and the pain. It's by Celestrail Seasoning you can get it at walmart. I hope this helps

Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild")  UC. STARTED LDN ON 1/25/09. Supplements:  Cod Liver, Probiotics, multi whole food vitamin, olive leaf extract.

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   Posted 4/27/2009 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
What is the abdominal pain like. Is it a bloated pain, where your stomach feels like a balloon, or do you get spasms in you stomach and colon.
Female 32 years old
Diganosed ulcerative colitis November 2007
Present medication- 1/2 X 500mg pentasa in the morrning= 250g pentasa (I reduced this to see how my diet will effect me) and 1 X250g Asacol every other evening
Diet- experimenting with raw foods diet. given up wheat and dairy, occasionly eat fish. Raw foods diet is 80% raw foods.
Other medical problems- Born with asthma- no medication taken for this.

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   Posted 4/27/2009 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I personally dont' but chamomile tea is known to aid with menstral cramps so it may very well help with IBD cramps/pains as well, however if you're allergic to ragweed then you should avoid chamomile tea.  It's also a natural anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral I can google it for complete info and benefits.


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   Posted 4/27/2009 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Get a Rx for Nulev from your GI. I have found that probiotics help.
31 yr old female currently breastfeeding (weaning so I can start 6mp)
Mild Pancolitis
I've had UC since 2000 but was in remission for most of those 8 years med free
Cannot tolerate mesalamine - starting 6mp soon

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   Posted 4/27/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Talk to your doctor, you should not be left in that much pain. My doctor told me to never take advil or motrin like products if you have IBD. Tylenol helps mild pain only. I have take 1/2 a loritab before when it got really bad. Good luck, it gets better, it just doesn't happen quickly.
diagnosed 1/09 with colitis,54 yo, colazal, fish oil, synthroid, cymbalta

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   Posted 4/28/2009 4:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Can you split your prednisone into two doses and see if that helps?

When my son was on prednisone, everyday shortly after dinner he would get these intense pains in his abdomen that didn't really feel like UC crampy pain and we gave him GasX strips and they helped quite a bit.

Definitely talk to your doctor. He should be able to help you.

Hope you feel better very quickly!!!

Mom of Son 17 UC dx 07/02, Sulfasalazine 6g, Azasan 75mg, Cortafoam (when flaring), folic acid, L. Reuteri, Culturelle, Zyrtec, Iron, Vit/Min

Daughter 10 UC dx 08/07 Colazal 750mg x 3, 6MP 12.5mg, Iron, Vit/Min., Culturelle

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   Posted 4/28/2009 5:12 AM (GMT -6)   
My doctor has never offered anything for pain until this flare up. Sometimes the cramping and pain is so bad I feel like I could pass out. He just put me on 2 darvocet every 6 hours as needed. It does help....however I will not be able to work and drive on it and I am concerned that it is an addicting drug. I can see me wanting to use it al lot because it helps. But I am in a bad flare so maybe the need for it will go away. I hope you find something that helps. Probiotics do help me some.

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   Posted 4/28/2009 5:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Try hot water bottle. It may help to settle down the cramps and pain.
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005; Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle: Albert Einstein
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."

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   Posted 5/4/2009 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the same thing and my doctor prescribed me Hyomax. I have two kinds. One pill I take once in the morning and then I have other ones that dissolve under my tongue when the pain is very intenese.  It is supposed to help with the spasms. It honestly has helped me! There are still days when I feel like I want to die from the pain but it doesn't last nearly as long as it used to and it does lessen the pain with this medication.  I know this is usually used for patients with IBS but he said it was an antispasm medication so he thought he would try it.
28 year old female
Diagnosed with left sided moderate UC Jan 09

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   Posted 5/5/2009 2:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I may be a bit weird but I have found that Nerds of all things helps. It could just be me (that seems to be a trend) but when I would have some pain I would eat some Nerds candies and it would seem to help a bit. Maybe the sugar maybe it was mental I don't know but it is a delicious way to help.
Initial Symptoms SEP 2007.
Bleeding from somewhere I shouldn't be for a year and a half...ehh it will probably go away.
Diagnosed JAN 2009.

Prednisone - Hey this stuff kinda works.
Rowasa - Fun little way to end the day.
Asacol: Not so much!

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