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FairyGen
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 8/11/2009 8:16 AM (GMT -6)   
 Ok today is day 2 of not smoking.....It's also only about Day 10 of not atleast mildly flairing....
 
Yesterday it was increased cramping and gas...Today it's only 10 am and I have had 3 movements already...Loose and soft but not watery....I do have more ugres to go than I actually go and the actual times I go it's not a HAVE TO RIGHT NOW GOT TO GO feeling.
 
I think I am starting to flair... I am not suposed to go back to GI for a month and we didn't really talk about me quiting...Just that UC was not an excuse to smoke.  Should I go ahead and see him about upping my dose or having other meds on hand just in case?
 
 
Left sided UC: Diagnosed 7/09
Currently on Pred 40mg, Lailda 2.4 once a day
Supplements: Bromelain 3 times a day, Tummeric 3 times a day, Good Belly probiotics 1 time a day. Multi, Vit D, B-complex...
 
currently on the down side of a flair....


suebear
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 5698
   Posted 8/11/2009 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
You may want to ask about getting some rectal meds. Congratulations on quitting smoking! This is awesome.

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


pb4
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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20577
   Posted 8/11/2009 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on quitting!!!! I'd definitely discuss what's going on with your doc and make him aware that you've quit smoking and hopefully he'll have a good idea of how to nip your flare in the bud so it doesn't get out of control.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


RH_Texas_Gal
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 367
   Posted 8/11/2009 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
if you are not already, consider taking fiber supplements too ... this has helped me greatly with the gas and loose stools ...

FairyGen
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 142
   Posted 8/11/2009 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I do take a fiber supplement....It gives me gas.. Feeling like I feel right now I could live with, but going into full fledge flare I can't.

Thank you all for your support...

Just as an FYI, I am not going to base my decision on smoking on any one thing anyone tells me here. I am just looking for different alternatives so I can keep my quality of life up as opposed to down. Ten extra years in not worth it to me if I am miserable...
Left sided UC: Diagnosed 7/09
Currently on Pred 40mg, Lailda 2.4 once a day
Supplements: Bromelain 3 times a day, Tummeric 3 times a day, Good Belly probiotics 1 time a day. Multi, Vit D, B-complex...
 
currently on the down side of a flair....


Lonie
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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 6448
   Posted 8/11/2009 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on quitting! That's great news and I think the rectal meds mentioned is a good idea.
Carol

Remicade - will have my 30th infusion on September 2 
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics, Vitamin D-3 (2000 IU)
 
Co-Moderator for the UC Forum
 
 


GLOVE
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 321
   Posted 8/11/2009 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on quitting and good luck. I know it is hard.
UC since 2002- remission for 6 years
recent flare 06/09
Currently on Colazal, multivitamin, probiotics, fish oil
just tapered off prednisone
 

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