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lemonhead
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   Posted 8/20/2009 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
anyone have pain under their left ribs?  Very  low left sided pain right under the lowest rib?  UC related or not?
diagnosed with left-sided UC in 1997. (45cm)
Currently on 10mg Prednisone
12 caps of colazal    9 caps Colazal
2  1 rowasa enemas nightly
35, female


thatfield
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   Posted 8/20/2009 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I have. Are you in a flare? It can be related to UC.
Dx 2006 right after the birth of my daughter
Lialda 2 pills a day
Cort-enemas as needed
Canasa as needed
Probiotics Daily
 


Blue220
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   Posted 8/20/2009 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
That's where my guts are, and that's my 'problem' area, so yes. It gets really bad during a flare - to the point where I can't stand up straight during the day, and I can't lay completely flat out in any position on my bed or the couch.

Right now, I even have it, and I would consider myself at near remission. I have minor blips, and I can tell when something's wrong because I feel it there. I think I'm more sensitive to food moving through that area because I know what the inside can look like at it's worst..
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. =]


lemonhead
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   Posted 8/20/2009 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Funny though, because my last c-scope showed only 35-45 cm affected from my rectum. And that was only 1 year ago, and I have been feeling fine since until 2 weeks ago. I hope it is not spreading........
diagnosed with left-sided UC in 1997. (45cm)
Currently on 10mg Prednisone
12 caps of colazal    9 caps Colazal
2  1 rowasa enemas nightly
35, female


thatfield
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   Posted 8/20/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Even proctitics can cause your colon to spasm further up and cause pain...I know that from experience... :)
Dx 2006 right after the birth of my daughter
Lialda 2 pills a day
Cort-enemas as needed
Canasa as needed
Probiotics Daily
 


Old Hat
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   Posted 8/20/2009 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
For me pain in that area means inflammation in the descending colon-- too high for retention enemas to reach. / Old Hat (30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

Dr-A
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   Posted 8/20/2009 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Old Hat said...
For me pain in that area means inflammation in the descending colon-- too high for retention enemas to reach. / Old Hat (30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])


You would be amazed how far I can get the retention enemas in, lol. I may look like an acrobat but I get it to the tranverse portion. At least the less viscous ones.
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Golimumab study (100mg every 4 weeks)
L-Glutamine 5000 mg + 600 mg pyridoxal alpha-ketoglutarate
Probiotis/VitD3 5000IU+Ca/1000mg DHA


lemonhead
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   Posted 8/20/2009 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I think I will try the enemas while laying inverted tonight. I have decided to do an all liquid diet for a couple of days to see if that helps. thanks
diagnosed with left-sided UC in 1997. (45cm)
Currently on 10mg Prednisone
12 caps of colazal    9 caps Colazal
2  1 rowasa enemas nightly
35, female


Old Hat
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   Posted 8/21/2009 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Cortenemas can improve inflammation higher up by systemic effect-- if one stays on them for longer than 3 weeks-- in case of severe inflammation, for example. / Old Hat (30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

Dr-A
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   Posted 8/21/2009 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I am talking about getting the liquid up that far, lol. I have never had the cort up much further than the sigmoid just because they are so thick, but the others I can manipulate up through descending colon. I am talking about practically standing on the head with back up against a wall and feet up in the air. When you are desparate you do all sorts of things. :O I often wish I had an inversion table to make things alot easier.
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Golimumab study (100mg every 4 weeks)
L-Glutamine 5000 mg + 600 mg pyridoxal alpha-ketoglutarate
Probiotis/VitD3 5000IU+Ca/1000mg DHA


fruitgirl
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   Posted 8/21/2009 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Just curious, but how do you know how far up it's getting? I don't think I feel anything, but maybe I'm wrong. You also probably have a better grasp of anatomy than I do, which I imagine helps!
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 meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, and Zoloft (currently tapering; 12.5 mg).


Dr-A
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   Posted 8/21/2009 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Can actually feel and hear it traveling back the opposite way, lol.
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Golimumab study (100mg every 4 weeks)
L-Glutamine 5000 mg + 600 mg pyridoxal alpha-ketoglutarate
Probiotis/VitD3 5000IU+Ca/1000mg DHA


fruitgirl
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   Posted 8/21/2009 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Huh. I guess my colon isn't so sensitive as yours is. I can't feel a thing, unless I forget to squeeze the air out of the bottle first. Then I just have the massive urge to fart!
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 meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, and Zoloft (currently tapering; 12.5 mg).


quincy
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   Posted 8/21/2009 12:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I actually don't get the insistence that the med go higher because (now this is just my opinion) I would want the extreme concentration of dosage to be in the lower part.....which, by the way, is the most difficult to treat, the first to become inflamed, and the last to heal.

Oral topicals are used to deal with the rest of the colon, and if it's not enough, they can be increased.

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 8/21/2009 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Amen, Quincy. Who feels like doing a headstand while flaring, anyway? (lol) / Old Hat (30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])
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