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TLB37
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   Posted 7/23/2009 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
   This is so embarrassing to me but i am in a bad flar right now and well for two days and nights i have been having awful cramps the kind that make you feel like your going to pass out and well the diarrhea feeknow why itls like it on fire it just burns really bad any one if feels like that ?  blush
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   20 years of Ulcerative Colitis
 
  meds,  2 Lialda, 3 Azathioprine, 1 Celebrex, Cymbalta, Mirtazapine,
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TLB37
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   Posted 7/23/2009 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
ok don't know what in the world happend to the end of my message lol . I'm in a bad flar right now and for the two days and night i have been having awful cramp the kind that make you feel like your going to pass out and havig bad diarrhea it feels like its on fire . I call it burning diarrhea . Any one know why its like this or any thing i can do to help. I'm really not eating at all so i don't know
    Female 37
 
   20 years of Ulcerative Colitis
 
  meds,  2 Lialda, 3 Azathioprine, 1 Celebrex, Cymbalta, Mirtazapine,
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quincy
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   Posted 7/23/2009 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
pretty normal for a flare if one has multiple bms and diarrhea. The rectum or higher is very inflamed and raw during a flare and will rush anything out quickly.

Personally, having diarrhea is easier than formed stool sometimes, and I tend to have less cramping with diarrhea than more formed stool...but that does depend on how much inflammation is happening.

Please ask your doctor for some rectal meds to help heal that area. If you can take 5-ASA meds, I'd suggest Rowasa if youre in the US...if not, there's Salofalk or Pentasa (or Asacol foam in the UK).

As well....ask for an antispasmodic. I use dicyclomine which has been awesome for the past 20 years. I started with 10mg...have progressed to 20mg as of 5 years ago. Start with the 10mg...you can always double up if the doc says it's OK.

You have to eat. Choose foods that are fairly easy to digest such as eggs, soup, rice bread, fish, potatoes....
Go easy on salads. cook veggies very well and for fruits, cook them or eat canned if not overly processed.

Eat regular small meals but more often during the day.

You'll be pooing anyway, and you need to make sure you get nutrients into your body to help with the energy it takes to heal.

Drink enough fluids, and sometimes adding a fibre supplement to help slow down the process of bms is helpful. Too much may cause too formed of a stool....you'll have to find the right balance.

As well...take probiotics to help with the floral balance of your colon...


It takes time to heal, and I feel your pain!

quincy
*Heather* Status: flaring...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas nightly
~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 !!!
 


TLB37
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   Posted 7/23/2009 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you quincy i will call my dr . i'm drinking lots of water . I have had lots of flars but i don't remember having burning diarrhea its like its acid or something .
    Female 37
 
   20 years of Ulcerative Colitis
 
  meds,  2 Lialda, 3 Azathioprine, 1 Celebrex, Cymbalta, Mirtazapine,
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fruitgirl
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   Posted 7/23/2009 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
It could be burning a lot more right now because you aren't eating much. I mean, the gastric fluid is highly acidic, and it seems to me that if you don't have much bulk from food to come along, it might make the stool more acidic. I could just be making this up, though. It just seems to make sense to me. Anyone else want to chime in on this idea?
Status: Remission since late May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Currently taking Apriso (4 pills ONCE!! daily), Rowasa twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, and Zoloft (25 mg).


quincy
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   Posted 7/23/2009 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
makes sense for sure since the colon usually slows things down to change the ph level of the stool coming out as it travels down the chute, etc.

add a raw arse...,yeeeow!
*Heather* Status: flaring...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas nightly
~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 !!!
 


TLB37
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   Posted 7/23/2009 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
i had not thought of that cause i have not eat in two days . i think i will try some grits or rice and see if that helps any .
    Female 37
 
   20 years of Ulcerative Colitis
 
  meds,  2 Lialda, 3 Azathioprine, 1 Celebrex, Cymbalta, Mirtazapine,
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quincy
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   Posted 7/23/2009 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Remember as well that tooooo much water adds to the diarrhea. The colon has no chance to absorb it because it's too raw.

Balance and eating small meals often is very helpful.

Been there and can relate.

You also need to try the rectal meds.

It will take time for you to heal.

q
*Heather* Status: flaring...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas nightly
~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 !!!
 


Red_34
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   Posted 7/23/2009 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't add anything that Quincy has already added. I just wanted to say that you should NEVER ever be embarassed about having Uc nor relating all the "gory" detail to us. Who else can relate better than us?? :)
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esim
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   Posted 7/23/2009 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi

I find that when my IBS kicks in and my intestines are at there worst all I can eat that does not hurt is mashed potatoes. I always have some instant on hand. I like the real thing better but sometimes feel to bad to make any.

TLB37
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   Posted 7/23/2009 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys for all your help !! I did eat a little bit of grits you how us georgia girls love our girts lol
    Female 37
 
   20 years of Ulcerative Colitis
 
  meds,  2 Lialda, 3 Azathioprine, 1 Celebrex, Cymbalta, Mirtazapine,
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Malkavian
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   Posted 7/23/2009 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
If you're having trouble with eating food, try liquids. I used to LIVE on Naked brand juice smoothies when I was flaring and at college, and adult nutritional shakes are a good choice as well. You probably need the calories.
21, female, diagnosed 3/6/2009
Mild ulcerative colitis from rectum to mid transverse colon
Currently taking Asacol (1200 mg 3x/day), Rowasa and Calcium/D supplements


Red_34
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   Posted 7/23/2009 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Just be careful of Ensure or Boost nutritional drinks if you decide to try one of these. The sugars in them can aggravate an already aggravated colon.
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~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Bentyl, Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines**~Allergies-Singulair, Zyrtec~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Sacroiliitis~bulging and herniated discs C5/C6 & C6/C7~Epidural injections (2 series of 3), OA-Celebrex, Tylonel Arthritis and Voltaren Gel
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kazygirl
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   Posted 7/27/2009 6:12 AM (GMT -6)   
may i suggest putting your toilet paper in the freezer... it helps with the dreaded 'RING OF FIRE' :)
steph - 33 - female - gold coast australia - UC since 2000
was in remission until i quit smoking 5 weeks ago  o.O  now im flaring like a solar flare!
waiting for blood test to see if i can start imuran
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
just finished 3 months of prednisolone (worked) and now back on 40mg a day (ick)
quercertin tablets, tumeric capsules, vitamin d3, enteric coated fish oil
pre-conception vitamins and minerals (cuz we trying to make a baby)
oxycontin for pain every 4 hours.  plastic bags in the loo from the involuntary puking.
i still eat what i want, when i want, if i feel like eating at all ... diet doesn't affect my UC.
 
 
 

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