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Jen O
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 136
   Posted 8/7/2009 5:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you guys ever freak out when you get D and it's not because of your UC?

My husband, a couple of hours after dinner last night spent about 30 minutes in the bathroom with D. (He doesn't have UC) He came out and said "Boy, I must've eaten something that my body didn't like!"

Well, overnight, I had the same problem. I woke up with that crampy I've gotta get to the John feeling. None of the usual UC symptoms, though when I went. But, nonetheless, I broke out in a cold sweat, worrying if this was another flare coming on! Well, this am, back to my usual self, so I guess I was freaking about nothing!

Age 34, Diagnosed with UC September 2008
Current Meds:
Started Azathioprine 100 mgs 6/22/2009 and Apriso 4 tabs daily 6/11/2009
Biotin 5 mg
Vitamin D 2,000 IU per day
Calcium 1500 mg per day
Flaxseed Oil 2000 mg per day
Also tried: Remicade, Asacol, Rowasa, Cantasa, Prednisone 2 times for about 3 months each

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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 5698
   Posted 8/7/2009 8:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds as if you both ate something that caused a bit of food borne illness.

dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7150
   Posted 8/7/2009 10:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Yup, I scared myself by eating loads of sweet corn, grape tomatoes, and raspberries over the course of one day. I thought I had a flare coming on! (I didn't think the food had caused it...just thought a flare was starting.) I had to remind myself that I reacted to an overdose of that kind of food long before I had UC!
Status: Remission since 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 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, and Zoloft (25 mg).

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