Entocort and Side Pain

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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/13/2009 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I have just start entocort about two weeks ago and noticed a side pain/muscle spasm.  Has anyone had this happen to them?

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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 5/13/2009 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
It's probably flare symptoms.....are you not on any other meds such as rectal? Or are you on rectal entocort enemas?

Welcome to the forum!

Where in the colon is your UC....throughout or limited?
Antispasmodics could help.....as would some dietary changes possibly.


*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~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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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 5/13/2009 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I get side pain/spasms regularly and at certain times I have to remain in a certain position in order for it to not hurt too badly. My IBD nurse said that it can sometimes be caused by trapped wind or simply the fact that the colon is inflamed and overworking itself passing the food through it. 

22 year old female, from the UK.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis Jan '08, Proctosigmoiditis Jan '09.
Hospitalised Jan '09 for 3 days IV Hydrocortisone - had no effect!
Hospitalised Feb '09 for 7 days (5 days - IV Hydrocortisone)
Currently taking daily: 
40mg Prednisolone tablets
100mg Azathioprine
1g Acetarsol suppository every other night (Previously taking 5mg Pred suppository)
1g Mesalazine granules x 2
7.5mg Zopiclone (taken when needed for sleeping)
10mg Citalopram (anti-anxiety/depression)
Probiotic Multivitamins 

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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 5/14/2009 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   
My UC is throughout my colon. I am not on any other medications except vitamins, Vitamin D, Caltrate, Multi-vitamins. The entocort is working really well, but I was concerned about the side pains. I am taking tylenol when the pain gets too bad.

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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 354
   Posted 5/14/2009 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I had side pains that worried me when I first got diagnosed. I had a ct scan and an ultra sound and I think it was just my UC. It has taken me a while to get used to having pain somewhat all the time. Now I kind of used to it. Mine is through out my colon also. I have a lot of different spots that hurt me now!
Jessica 27/F
Apriso/4 pills
Citalopram 20 MG

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