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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 5/11/2009 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
when I sit down for extended periods during the day, my UC symptoms (pain, gas, tenesmus) get worse. During the week, I work with computers and end up sitting 8-10 hours a day. On the weekends, when I am out and about and not sitting around, it's as if I have no UC at all.. I am not about to give up my career for this illness but it makes me think. confused
Mild pancolitis with some diverticular pockets diagnosed in April '08
Currently on 400 mg Asacol X 6 per day

Eva Lou
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   Posted 5/11/2009 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
wow, for me it's the opposite- I'm fine with sitting down- once I stand up, however, gravity seems to do it's thing & *everything* that's in there MUST come out! I generally sit about 7 hours a day, between work & just...sitting..... for me, walking around, standing up, etc. all get things moving. If I plan to go for a walk, it can only be after my morning/mid-morning bathroom trips are complete.

diagnosed with UC '02
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade-10mgs/kg- since 4/07
Imuran- 150mgs/day
various probiotics
Fiber supplement

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 5/11/2009 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   

I am the same as Eva Lou.  As long as I don't move around much I am fine.  Go to a store, etc. and I always have to "go"!!


Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred. No mesalamines!!
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. - upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own (bleeding returned) - 6MP - 50 mg. 2/28/2009 
75mg. 6 MP added on 4/8/2009 - waiting for CBC and Prometheus tests
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 436
   Posted 5/11/2009 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I sit at work all day but I had a job for about 3 months that I was standing, walking and doing more physical labor than usual and my symptoms got way better during that time period. I make more money at my office job but i would actually prefer another type of job where i didn't have to sit all day. I think it helped to be standing up after my lunch and helped the digestion process somehow. I always think sitting down, leaning over or sidways puts restraints or something on the passage ways.
And I always get tenesmus more at night and it is always best when i wake up. Strange huh.
28/M/TX single parent of gorgeous 3yo girl (revised 12/12/08)
Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
currently:  Mildly Flaring 
RX/day: none! Tapered off Prednisone 9/20/08. Lost job and insurance 10/2007 and stopped taking asacol and Imuran cold turkey
OTC: enzymes everyday, turmeric, seldom use probiotics, vitamins & other natural treatments
Diet: SCD helps tremendously, but am not strictly on it.
Other: Prayer, food combos, good posture, chewing more, etc.

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