Entocort stomach aches

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Mitzo
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   Posted 6/30/2009 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I am on entocort again, for the 3rd time in 2 years. It is not working this time and after 18 days I am struggling with stomach aches on top of everything else. Is it the entocort? Must be. Is it a serious side effect? Don't know - feels like it may be.
 
To add insult to injury, I was hoping this entocort round would provide relief as I head for a 2-week business trip complete with a huge conference presentation in Australia starting next Monday. So much for the relief plan!
 
Just a vent, I guess, thanks...
23 years of UC which started after quitting smoking. In and out of flares which are usually triggered by antibiotics. Latest issue is endless diarrhea without blood or mucous.

 


jujub
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   Posted 6/30/2009 10:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Entocort is a steroid and should be taken with food. While in theory it doesn't begin to dissolve until it gets to the colon, that isn't true for all of us.
Judy
 
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Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
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Mitzo
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   Posted 7/22/2009 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
The trip is over and it was a success in terms of my symptoms. I tapered entocort and pumped up pentasa, and took iron supplements. A few days into my trip, blessed relief. After 2 weeks of this, I have excellent relief of D and formed stools etc. Whether it is the pentasa, iron, or whatever, who knows - I am just delighted the trip was not a D mess and that I am experiencing the first D relief in several years.
23 years of UC which started after quitting smoking. In and out of flares which are usually triggered by antibiotics. Latest issue is endless diarrhea without blood or mucous.

 

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