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lambkins
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   Posted 8/6/2009 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi this may sound very silly but is mucus always white.I have had 3bms today all with what looked like brown jelly mixed with blood i think i may be heading for another flare as lower back and stomach have been aching i hope not as only finished pred in late june and GI said next time i will have to go on 6mp which scares me also i am just so tired am due to see GI on september 2nd does this sound like the start of a flare any ideas
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started pentasa supps 1gm 26/6/08
 Asacol 800mg x2 twice daily
  Domperidone 10mg as needed
  co codamol 30/500 x2 when needed
  Asacol foam 2g nightly 19/3/09
  Prednisone 60mg 19/3/09 tappering after2wks


Liza D
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   Posted 8/6/2009 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a brown jelly mix after my ileostomy surgery and the doc was not worried about it. You know your body and you know if a flare is coming. You may be trying to keep it at bay because of the medication change. I did very well on 6MPs but I was always worried about catching something. I actually got shingles while on 6MPs- not fun but not as bad as a UC flare. We can tolerate a lot!

If you do start 6MPs, just be cautious of who is sick and wash your hands often. They will monitor your blood more frequently so they will know if you are getting sick or if your levels are off. I liked 6MPs more than the steroids but I guess it is just a personal thing. Steroids gave me more noticeable side effects like weight gain, eating more and greater cravings, and the water retention. While on 6MPs I felt so much more normal. The steroids did a number on my mental health too...

Good luck and keep us posted. Don't forget to be open with your doc so they know what you are thinking and what you would rather have...
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quincy
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   Posted 8/6/2009 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
sounds like a continuation of a flare.

Are you still on your meds lambkins? which ones, how often.

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 !!!
 


lambkins
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   Posted 8/6/2009 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi quincy i am on Asacol 800 x2 twice daily i have some asacol foam but that seems to make it worse so i stopped using it have finished pred have also got buscupan for cramps 20mg upto 4x daily which does help have never taken full amount.Am also on levothyroxine and omeprazole had bloods last done 5wks ago which were within normal levels then but was not like this then its just so frustrating just when you think all is well it goes pear shaped again will have to see what happens next.
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started pentasa supps 1gm 26/6/08
 Asacol 800mg x2 twice daily
  Domperidone 10mg as needed
  co codamol 30/500 x2 when needed
  Asacol foam 2g nightly 19/3/09
  Prednisone 60mg 19/3/09 tappering after2wks


jujub
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   Posted 8/6/2009 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Unless it's within a few days after a prep, I always consider mucus a sign of a flare. Mucus colored with bile can be yellow, brown, orange, green. I've had the whole color pallette in my time.
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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thatfield
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   Posted 8/6/2009 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Yep, I have seen mine clear and yellowish...pinkish sometimes when bleeding...
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Cfromutah
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   Posted 8/6/2009 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I have always had the brown jelly and whitish mucus right at the start of a flare or when I have been in a flare and right before remission so that tells me it happens when the colon is just slightly ulcerated. Sounds like the start of a flare in your case. If it were me I would  be eating some sunflower seeds and spinach real quick. They always got things back under control for me.

sirenshooter
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   Posted 8/6/2009 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
You couldn't try Imuran instead of 6MP?
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