LOUD stomach growling...

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TripleKiss
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 8/22/2009 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
So lately I have been having days where I wake up with this really loud, constant growling in my stomach.  It lasts all day long and I usually dont have a bowl movement on these days.  I have had UC for almost a year now (no remission yet) and this has just recently started.  Any ideas on what this might be or what might be causing it?  How can I get rid of it?  I mean, its kind of embarrassing because it is SO loud and you can literally feel it in my stomach or even my back if you touch me!  I thought it might be gas, but I am not really releasing any gas at all...
 
Thanks for any insight here! :)
DX: UC (Proctitis) January 2009 (age 24)
Status: Currently in flare since Aug 2008 without remission
Medications: Prednisone (tapering), Canasa, anticipating Dipentum after round of Prednisone, Flagyl, Cipro, Align (probiotic), Cortisone Enema, Lialda,
Testing the spinach & sunflower diet (so far so good!), and coconut oil (not so good!)
 


Blue220
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Total Posts : 191
   Posted 8/22/2009 9:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I have this A LOT. I go everyday though...so it usually 'comes out' during that time.

However, sometimes I get so uncomfortable when I have the loud growling that I can't really do much. It doesn't hurt, but it feels like things are crawling around in my intestines.

The growling can come at any time during the day. My boyfriend has heard it a lot and he compares it to dinosaurs in the movies, a bad thunderstorm, or an old car with an exhaust problem..

Sorry, I can't help you much to fix it, because I haven't figured that out yet. I do take Gas-X Ultra (before bed every night) which helps with the noise.
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. =]


quincy
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   Posted 8/22/2009 11:07 PM (GMT -6)   
sounds like low rectal inflammation.

ARe you still tapering off the pred?

Are you still using Canasa?

How are your bms at this time?

q
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 3rd 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 !!!
 


TripleKiss
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 21
   Posted 8/23/2009 8:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Quincy- yes, I am tapering off pred. I dropped to 20mg yesterday.  Does that cause growling??  Still using the Canasa every night.  BMs are hit and miss one day I will have 8 then I'll go a day or 2 with none then I'll have 6...
DX: UC (Proctitis) January 2009 (age 24)
Status: Currently in flare since Aug 2008 without remission
Medications: Prednisone (tapering), Canasa, anticipating Dipentum after round of Prednisone, Flagyl, Cipro, Align (probiotic), Cortisone Enema, Lialda,
Testing the spinach & sunflower diet (so far so good!), and coconut oil (not so good!)
 


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30614
   Posted 8/23/2009 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Tapering will cause up and down with some symptoms until the adranal glands kick in to make up for the decline in cortisol.

you might ask the doc for some dicyclomine (10mg to start) to help calm the growlies...

Diet change can help as well somewhat....eating smaller meals more often can help too..

Fibre supplements can help bulk the stools and regulate them as well.

Hope you improve and get off the pred soon.

quincy
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 3rd 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 !!!
 


PinkBible
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 37
   Posted 8/23/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   
The canasa makes it growl more in the mornings for me. My stomach noise used to happen all the time even when I wasn't on the canasa though. Sometimes it would be like a squeak, it sounded just like whale calls! haha...and other times it was these vibrations like I had swallowed a cell phone!

mudua
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 459
   Posted 8/24/2009 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Wild Organo oil helps calm a rumbling stomach
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