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Tofu4Dinner
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   Posted 8/8/2009 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I have to rush to the bathroom and the diarrhea starts. Is that typical with UC or is that more indicative of IBS? I had a CT Scan last week and it came back "normal". The nurse kept reiterating to me that "there is absolutely nothing wrong with" my colon. I think my GI would differ with that opinion. I see him again on 8/24.
2000 - Diagnosed with UC
Asacol - didn't help - quit taking after 8 months.
Prednisone for 1 year - weakened my teeth to the point that some broke - quit taking.
2004 - Remission for 9 months! Woot!
2005 - Began taking Strattera for ADD and colitis went back into remission!
June 2009 - off the Strattera and colitis is back.
July 23, 2009 - Canasa suppositories - 1000mg x 2 a day

(Zoloft 150mg/daily; Xanax .5mg x 2)


Tofu4Dinner
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   Posted 8/8/2009 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
The nurse also "helpfully" suggested that perhaps it's what I am eating. I really need to find another PC physician. Dealing with his staff is a nightmare rolleyes
2000 - Diagnosed with UC
Asacol - didn't help - quit taking after 8 months.
Prednisone for 1 year - weakened my teeth to the point that some broke - quit taking.
2004 - Remission for 9 months! Woot!
2005 - Began taking Strattera for ADD and colitis went back into remission!
June 2009 - off the Strattera and colitis is back.
July 23, 2009 - Canasa suppositories - 1000mg x 2 a day

(Zoloft 150mg/daily; Xanax .5mg x 2)


PSA
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   Posted 8/8/2009 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
It is quite common during flare ups. I used to have it always. Even after J pouch I feel the pressure and have to rush to the loo. At times it is because of what you eat too.
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
 
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005; Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
 
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle: Albert Einstein
 
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
 


suebear
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   Posted 8/8/2009 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   

What you are describing is called peristalisis.  It's common with UC.  It's also common after jpouch surgery although you can take out the "run" to the restroom and the urgency.  Peristalisis is the movement of the intestines which is triggered by eating.

 

Sue


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


Tofu4Dinner
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   Posted 8/8/2009 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
PSA,

During a flare up it's everything I eat. I completely avoid all dairy, soy, chocolate, wheat, soda, and processed foods during a flare up. I'm keeping a diary of what I eat to show my GI. I call it "The Poop Chronicles".

Tofu
2000 - Diagnosed with UC
Asacol - didn't help - quit taking after 8 months.
Prednisone for 1 year - weakened my teeth to the point that some broke - quit taking.
2004 - Remission for 9 months! Woot!
2005 - Began taking Strattera for ADD and colitis went back into remission!
June 2009 - off the Strattera and colitis is back.
July 23, 2009 - Canasa suppositories - 1000mg x 2 a day

(Zoloft 150mg/daily; Xanax .5mg x 2)


basa0806
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   Posted 8/8/2009 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I was always like that when I was flaring. It sucked. I get it now sometimes too even though I'm in remission
Sam(antha)
20 year old college student diagnosed with UC in March 2005
Remission since January/April 2006-->THREE YEARS!!!!!
Meds: 3 750mg Colazal 2x daily, 25mg Amitriptyline, 75mg Effexor XR for GAD, ortho lo
Maya Angelou


Tofu4Dinner
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   Posted 8/8/2009 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Suebear,

Thanks for the input. It just seems so weird that almost the instant I swallow my left side starts gurgling and rumbling and then I'm rushing to the bathroom.

Tofu
2000 - Diagnosed with UC
Asacol - didn't help - quit taking after 8 months.
Prednisone for 1 year - weakened my teeth to the point that some broke - quit taking.
2004 - Remission for 9 months! Woot!
2005 - Began taking Strattera for ADD and colitis went back into remission!
June 2009 - off the Strattera and colitis is back.
July 23, 2009 - Canasa suppositories - 1000mg x 2 a day

(Zoloft 150mg/daily; Xanax .5mg x 2)


Blue220
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   Posted 8/8/2009 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Happens to me all the time when I'm flaring. Sometimes even now, and I think I'm in remission, it just happens... After a couple years dealing with that, it's hard to push that old anxiety aside.
22 years old

Diagnosed with moderate/severe UC June 2007, I've had it since December 2006.

Haven't been on here in a while (finally graduated college).
Update as of 5/26/09 - Now taking Imuran 100mg/day.
2 Lialda/day.
Vitamins - Caltrate+D, iron, A, B12,
Flintstone Complete+iron, and aloe vera pills/juice.
At least I'm off the Entocort. =]


Malkavian
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   Posted 8/8/2009 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I do that sometimes, but it's usually only in the morning (I'll start to eat breakfast and then need to g)
22, female, diagnosed 3/6/2009, symptoms for 2 years beforehand
Mild ulcerative colitis from rectum to mid transverse colon
Currently taking Asacol (1200 mg 3x/day), Rowasa and Calcium/D supplements


sweetmelody
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   Posted 8/8/2009 10:17 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah same here Malk... breakfast does me in!
Kara, 22F Married. 
Previously- Lialda 2 twice a day. Left Sided Colitis 40cm up...flare. Also IBS.
Latest: Had first Remicade infusion on 07/30/09, next scheduled for 08/13/09. Doc. talking about lowering Lialda to 2 a day or off completely. Formed stools...usually 1 or 2 a day :D
Medications: Lialda 2 twice a day, Remicade, Protonix.
I am so sick of this disease!
 
 


notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 8/8/2009 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
When I was flaring the same thing would happen to me. It's pretty embarassing when you are sitting at the table with a group of people and you have to excuse yourself 5 seconds after your meal comes.
Diagnosed with mild proctitis in March 2007: Treated with Canasa (as needed)
December 08: Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9/day) + Canasa 2x/day - Anemic
May 09: Off Canasa, taking Asacol (9/day)
Back on Canasa every other night + Asacol (9/day) + Probiotics + Iron
Reducing to 6 Asacol/day + Canasa + Probiotics + Iron - So far so good!!! -SPOKE TOO SOON! Back to 9/day...


glamourgirl
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   Posted 8/8/2009 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
There is an anti-spasmatic called Bentyl that you can take 1/2 hour before eating and it will help with this.
Female, Age 38
Diagnosed w/c.diff 7/02 when pregnant w/1st and only child during 2nd trimester(wasn't on antibiotics)
C.diff flare within weeks of delivering baby 1/03, Diagnosed with UC 2/03
Current Meds:
Lialda, 6MP
Ferrex Forte
Acidophillus, Sacchromyces Boulardii, Oil of Oregano


quincy
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   Posted 8/8/2009 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
If one has stool in the sigmoid, eating will trigger the urge to download it.

It's not the food...it's the process of digestion which starts and is triggered by the first mouthful.

It's not an anomalie, but remember that with UC (or IBS), the digestive system is very reactive.

I have no problem with it triggered in the morning....I welcome it because that's part of my bm routine.

I've only once had it happen in a restaurant...and that's when I was flaring....and I would rarely have it during other meals of the day.

What goes in makes stool eventually and it comes out...cycle of eating and waste processing.

If one doesn't like the urge during other times of the day, Bentyl/Bentylol can help.

But if you're flaring, rectal meds will help the inflammation, fibre supplements will help bulk the stool and the antispasmodic will help regulate the peristalsis....

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 !!!
 


Old Hat
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   Posted 8/8/2009 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Your digestive organs start to contract (peristalsis) & that aggravates the inflamed sections of your colon. It's very common when flaring. I don't know that a CAT Scan beats colonoscopy for diagnosing all colon problems. Colonoscopy is considered to be the gold standard for UC diagnosis/monitoring. / Old Hat (30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

Peety
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   Posted 8/9/2009 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   
It sucks when you are at a restaurant or banquet, and this happens and you come back and they have taken your food away!!
I learned to ask my seatmate not to let them take my food, but sometimes they get distracted and then it's gone.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol maintenance for 20+ years; used prednisone & Rowasa for flares.  Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), salmon oil (omega-3) when I can remember. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated wheat/gluten from my diet.
Bad flare in March, used prednisone. Humira denied, started Remicade 4/12 and doing great~ learning what normal is~ wow

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