Start of another flare!!!

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Caresalot25
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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 6/29/2009 7:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been doing really well for the past year and a half with no symptoms however they are coming back, is there anything I can do to lessen this flare before it gets worse? I don't have insurance so I can't just go and see a doctor whenever I want.
Diagnosed with UC in 2005
Currently taking:  sulfasalazine, azathiaprine 100 mg, folic acid and ferrous sulfate vitamins


princesa
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 6/29/2009 7:58 AM (GMT -6)   
What are your symptoms? Can you track the onset of symptoms to anything that's changed in your routine lately... diet, stress, etc.?
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999. Have been in remission for years with only a few minor blips. Scope on 6/22 showed no inflammation at all.
 
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.
 
 


quincy
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Total Posts : 30596
   Posted 6/29/2009 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
rectal meds......for sure.

Fibre supplements and probiotics can help.

What are your symptoms at this point that you recognise as a flare?

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*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x 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....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ 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 !!!
 


notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 6/29/2009 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I usually double up on the rectal meds!
Diagnosed with mild proctitis in March 2007: Treated with Canasa (as needed)
December 08: Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9/day) + Canasa 2x/day - Anemic
May 09: Off Canasa, taking Asacol (9/day)
Back on Canasa every other night + Asacol (9/day) + Probiotics + Iron
Reducing to 6 Asacol/day + Canasa + Probiotics + Iron - So far so good!!! -SPOKE TOO SOON! Back to 9/day...


Caresalot25
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 6/30/2009 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the replies... the symptoms I am having are bleeding and frequent restrooms trips as well as diarrhea and some abdominal pain.  My dad also has UC and he happened to have a months worth of tapering prednisone that he gave to me, so I am just going to take that until I can get money to see my gastro doctor.  I have been on prednisone two years ago for a flare.
Diagnosed with UC in 2005
Currently taking:  sulfasalazine, azathiaprine 100 mg, folic acid and ferrous sulfate vitamins

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