Symptoms of a Flare up

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cvsrk
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   Posted 8/5/2009 7:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Everyone,
I am in remission?? with Proctosigmoiditis.

I would like to know when do you think a flareup is for y'all.

For example:1. Sometimes in the morning I go once and then I drink tow glasses of water After a few mins I get Liquid Stool. But I do not have to go till next day?

2. I get mushy stool sometimes (I Drink vegatable Juice- Blended- Cabbage+others) is this a sign of active disease?

3. Very minor bllod sometimes or some parts of stool smeared with blood (the doctor told me not to worry about minor blood)



History:
Diagnosed with Pancolitis after a trip to India Jan 30 2009
Did not take any mediacations.
Flare up in April 2009. (Bloody Liquid stools and Urgency)
Diagnosed with Proctosigmoiditis.(May 2009)
Used Rowasa , remission ??? May 2009
Now on maintenance dose.
Diagnosed with Proctosigmoiditis May 2009

Rowasa Enema Once every two days, using atleast 2 times a week.
One Omega fish oil Pill.


Rio in Maryland
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   Posted 8/5/2009 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I think remission is a subjective thing. I would call being in remission when I am back to how I was before UC.

Mushy stool is not necessarily a sign of a flare. But if you're having them consistently then that may be a sign. Also, I think having blood in your stool is an indication that you're not in remission just yet. Taking a fiber supplement might help bulk up the stool.

Whatever it is, if you're only having 1-2 BMs in the morning and that's it till the next day, then that's good.
Rio, 33 year old male. Diagnosed with UC in 2006
Azathioprine (stopped), 4800 mg Asacol
VSL#3, Metamucil
Vitamin E enema or Canasa/Mesacol suppository occasionally


fruitgirl
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   Posted 8/5/2009 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I consider remission to be no urgency, no more than 3 BMs/day, no diarrhea, and no blood. However, I also know that if I eat too much of certain foods (a lot of fruit, beans, etc), I'll get some loose poop. That, to me, isn't a flare and has nothing to do with my UC...it's just my colon reacting as it should!
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).


Rio in Maryland
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   Posted 8/5/2009 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I was going through P&G's Asacol website and this is what they say about remission...

"Remission is the time between flare-ups of ulcerative colitis when people experience few, mild, or no symptoms. Periods of remission vary in duration, anywhere from a matter of days to a number of years."

Like I said, for me remission is having no symptoms (and also not having to plan my schedule worrying about where the nearest toilets are!).
Rio, 33 year old male. Diagnosed with UC in 2006
Azathioprine (stopped), 4800 mg Asacol
VSL#3, Metamucil
Vitamin E enema or Canasa/Mesacol suppository occasionally


subdued
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   Posted 8/5/2009 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
For me, remission is having No symptoms of colitis.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting; Dx Colitis Dec 06 (also had IBS); Currently in remission

Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.

What works for me: Fecal transplantation, Probiotics, Anti-inflammatory foods, No HFCS, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, Vitamins, Lexapro (for stress).


cvsrk
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 8/5/2009 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guyz..Like Rio in Maryland I think I would be happy as long as I don't have to plan my day according to where the restrooms are :).

I have internal Hems 1-2 grade so I am not sure whether the minor blood is from the hems or the colitis, but the doctor seems to not worry about the minor blood and told me "u will know when you have a flare up" :) oh yes I know :D
Diagnosed with Proctosigmoiditis May 2009

Rowasa Enema Once every two days, using atleast 2 times a week.
One Omega fish oil Pill.


wodin
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   Posted 8/5/2009 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
My GI said "blood", and he wasn't talking about minor blood from hemorrhoids on the surface of the stool, but when the blood is mixed into the stool.

There is a distinction for me between a minor flare and a major, I just wanna die, flare. I am currently in a minor flare (entrained blood, 8 to 10 BMs/day mostly in the morning, minor cramping and pain), a can function pretty much normally as long as I don’t get too far from a bathroom. During a major flare … well … I refuse to go to work wearing a diaper!
Male age 65
First Diagnosed Feb 2007
Significant flare June-July '07 treated with Prednisone
Asocol X 6 per day
Largely in remission with some minor flares treated with Entocort
Currently in flare X 2 weeks
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quincy
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   Posted 8/5/2009 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi..I'd say you're flaring and you should go back to the nightly enemas. You should also be on an oral 5ASA such as Asacol to help keep part of the sigmoid and above nice and quiet...

My remissions are NO symptoms at all....

q
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 2nd 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 !!!
 


cvsrk
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 8/6/2009 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the input Quincy..will up the dosage of Rowasa.

cvsrk
Diagnosed with Proctosigmoiditis May 2009

Rowasa Enema Once every two days, using atleast 2 times a week.
One Omega fish oil Pill.


Mackster
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   Posted 8/6/2009 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
What fruitgirl said pretty well sums up so-called 'remission' in my case.

What Wodin said, I think would constitute more a 'major flare' in my opinion.

Although (I'm told) I have a high pain threshold having previously suffered with duodenal ulcers for thirty years. I didn't feel an adverse amount of actual 'pain' during my last flare, more a feeling of total hopelessness and extreme discomfort.

I guess everybody has differing levels of toleration...
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