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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 10
   Posted 8/23/2009 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone!!
I have not been on for a while as I have been disease free for over a year until now. Right from my first remicade treatment I have had no symptoms period. I stopped the remicade about 8 months ago as I didn't like how it made me feel, even though it really helped me.
My mom has just passed and I have moved my family from one province to another. Right now I am going to the bathroom 3-5 times per day (Bum is very sore) and I am starting to have some mucas and some blood!! I am hoping it will just go away but I am scared I'm on my way back to a full flare. My doctor is on holidays until September 1st but I need some idea besides not eating on how to stop me pooping. I now wish I stayed on the remicade even though I hated how it made me feel.
Thanks Everyone............ confused Bradly
Living with UC
Currently on imuran.......
Remicade treatments every 7 weeks

Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 40
   Posted 8/23/2009 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry about getting bad again, I'm afraid I'm in the same boat. I just got off a round of prednisone for 7ish months and was good for about a month and then think I started to flare. My doctor keeps telling me the more I worry about it the worse it gets. Try to relax. Hopefully you can get it under control before it gets too bad. My dr. temporarily increased my canasa to two times a day and carafate(for cramps) to 4 times a day.
Diagnosed when 13 and am now 25, female. Currently taking 100mg of 6mp, started at 60 mg of prednisone was down to 15 from slow taper and now back up to 20, and 12 pills of asacol a day. I was on cortifoam 2 times a day and am now going to start Canasa instead. I take Carafate 4 times a day for cramping and to firm up the "stuff."

Previously I've tried all types of rectal meds but nothing ever helped. In the past I've tried rowasa, enemas, pentasa, colazal, sulfasalizine. I was in a four year remission until the end of January.

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 8/23/2009 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Whenever I felt a flare come on I started the Colocort enemas immediately and usually felt better within a week. Also, try eating the BRAT diet, bananas, rice, applesauce and toast. I know it sounds boring but better than not eating at all. Hope you get out of your flare soon!
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 1999, changed to Ulcerative Colitis 2002.  Currently taking 6MP 50mg, Prednisone 30mg, Lialda 2 tabs/day, Colocort enemas, Canasa suppositories

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30203
   Posted 8/23/2009 10:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi oilers99..have you been on rectal meds in the past and do you happen to have any at home at this time?

Imodium won't deal with your flare...

Can you get in to a walk-in clinic to possibly be prescribed retention enemas?

*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 !!!

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