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Risan1808
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   Posted 5/28/2009 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Is it possible to have BOTH UC and IBS? 
 
If anyone here has both how do you treat the IBS along with UC? 
Diagnosed Friday, February 13, 2009
Colazal 3 tabs 3X daily
Prednisone 40 mg since 3/4/09
Multivitamin
Zantac 1 tab 2X daily
Probiotic


kops2da
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   Posted 5/28/2009 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   

Absolutely - and it is not easy to tell which is causing the problems at any given time.  Here is the link I posted about my specialist (whom I will see first time on June 18) treating IBS and IBD.  Check it out.  I am anxious to get his consultation...

 

 
ElaineNY
 
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 - staying on 10 mg. prednisone also until visit with specialist.
 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


Risan1808
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   Posted 5/28/2009 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Where is this doctor located?
Diagnosed Friday, February 13, 2009
Colazal 3 tabs 3X daily
Prednisone 40 mg since 3/4/09
Multivitamin
Zantac 1 tab 2X daily
Probiotic


kops2da
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   Posted 5/28/2009 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   

Albany Medical Center - Albany, New York.  I live about 150 miles from there.  My doctor referred me to him as I have been trying to get into remission for a year and have so many problems with medications.  I am supposed to get the handout that he gives out and hope to tell you all more about what I find out.

ElaineNY



 
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 - staying on 10 mg. prednisone also until visit with specialist.
 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 

Post Edited (kops2da) : 5/29/2009 5:29:07 PM (GMT-6)


basa0806
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   Posted 5/28/2009 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I've never diagnosed with IBS but I absolutely have both. I can usually tell the difference between IBS cramping/d and UC. The only thing that's helped my IBS is the effexor I take for GAD.
Sam(antha)
20 year old college student diagnosed in March 2005
Remission since January/April 2006->THREE YEARS!!!!!
Trying Colazal 3 750mg x2- so far so good
25mg Elavil
75mg Effexor XR for GAD

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Probiotic
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   Posted 5/28/2009 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I am sure I have both, and I suspect that a large percentage of IBDers also have IBS even though tons of IBSers obviously do not have and will never have IBD. No need to ever get diagnosed with IBS though if one already has an IBD diagnosis- after all, IBS is what I call a "garbage can" diagnosis- what docs use to supply a diagnosis, for insurance and patient satisfaction purposes, to describe symptoms that resemble those from inflammatory conditions in the bowel but which do not appear to have any inflammatory cause. Still, both IBD and IBS do have one thing in common- gut ecology that is very different from a normally functioning healthy gut.
Pancolitis >20 years, allergic to all 5ASAs
Tried everything under the sun (natural and alternative)
Some partial success with TSO but was too expensive to keep up 
Remicade Humira, lots of probiotics, entocort, tapering pred again, maybe surgery this year
 
 


Red_34
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   Posted 5/29/2009 5:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I believe I have both also. I am in remission from my Uc, proven from a scope, but yet I am still having D in the mornings and sometimes intense cramping - which is new for me. I asked my doc about this and mentioned that I may have IBS. But what I take medication wise is what is prescribed for Ibs'ers and that is an anti-spasmodic - Bentyl. Ibs is highly food driven so you basically have to watch what you eat, not as if it's something we (Uc'ers) have to worry about or anything! ;) It can get very confusing that's for sure.
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princesa
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   Posted 5/29/2009 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
My doctor has told me I have both, but I look at it more as a continuum of digestive disease than separate conditions. In my experience, the things that work to heal UC also work to resolve IBS.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999. Have been in remission for years with only a few minor blips.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, vitamin D, fiber supplement and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and l-glutamine for gut healing. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free low carb diet.
 
 


Zippy123
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   Posted 5/29/2009 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
princesa said...
My doctor has told me I have both, but I look at it more as a continuum of digestive disease than separate conditions. In my experience, the things that work to heal UC also work to resolve IBS.


I agree with Princesa, I was never told I had IBS but I have had nervous bowels for year, I get nervous I have to go to the can. A good diet eliminating trigger foods helps both of them
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