bleeding again

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Date Joined May 2004
Total Posts : 317
   Posted 6/30/2009 7:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear All,
I've been feeling ill for the past 3-4 days, and I noticed blood 4 days ago, diarreah (3-4x/day) the next day, but after that it calmed down. My BM yesterday was nearly normal (1x in the morning) but towards the afternoon I had a sudden urgency which I didn't respond to. This morning my BM started to be well formed, but after a bit I felt very queasy and noticed blood on the tissue. I don't know if I'm coming down with another flare or if I'm just having a bad few days. I haven't started on Rowasa and am considering it for tonight. I don't know if I should call my GI yet. As usual, when this starts there is a sense of depression and anxiety.
Best wishes to all,
3x400mg Asacol, 3x daily
Rowasa enemas
Bee propolis
Flora-Q (probiotic)
Tylenol, 1000mg/headaches

Old Hat
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 5191
   Posted 7/2/2009 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like you should be cautious about getting enough rest & otherwise taking extra good care of yourself re diet so that your symptoms don't progress to a flare. If it has been more than 3 mo. since you saw the gastro, then you might want to schedule a check-up. Definitely try to stay calm because you do have a supply of med on hand, right? / Old Hat (30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 31006
   Posted 7/2/2009 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi...if you're a teacher..the end of the school year is over, maybe things have caught up with you in the calm after the storm, so to say.

I think start the're not having a bad couple of days, for if you're bleeding and bms are increasing you're flaring.

You might also consider fibre supplements and probiotics....

Do you have any dicyclomine to help with some of the cramping?

I'm curious why you weren't on any Rowasa...did you taper to a maintenance dosage or did you completely go off them?

If the Rowasa isn't working for could consider to ask the doc for a steroid enema or foam enema.

Hope you feel better soon!
*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 !!!

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