Had a recent UC-victory small or large?

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   Posted 11/28/2017 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone had a recent UC victory small or large? Often UC beats us down, and it's good to step back and say I won for a change!

Yesterday, I started my 45-50 minute commute to work. As I was in the car and going down the driveway, I started farting (queue dramatic music), which means almost imminent need to poop during the early am. But I held it for the entire drive (albeit a little uncomfortably at times and with anxiety), got to work, and pooped there! I didn't have time to stop, as I was already running late, and somehow managed pulled it off! UC must be near the R word to pull that off unstained... I figured you'd understand, DW is like yeah so what she does that all of the time...lol.

Anybody else got a recent victory?

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   Posted 11/28/2017 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
i have a large one first thing in the morning, and then another small one later in the day :>

<edit> madpotter, you still around ?
dx'd with pancolitis 12/21/03
current supplements:vit D, cal/mag, Psyllium Seed powder/Heather's Acacia fiber/ L-Glutamine/Hemp powder slurry 1x/week - grain free/paleoish diet that includes 100% grass fed beef, raw goat milk, & local organic free range eggs, lots of all natural well water, exercise, sleep as much as possible & enjoy this great life that God has blessed me with !

Post Edited (TroubledTurds) : 11/28/2017 5:54:45 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 11/28/2017 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
That's great! being able to hold it is certainly a victory. I didn't realize you were still a little unstable. This is definitely a huge step in a good direction. I am so happy for you. I haven't had a victory in so long personally...
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   Posted 11/28/2017 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had a solid remission for quite some time now. I've been eating whatever I want with an exception for lactose. I haven't worried about UC at all for a while which is a nice change.

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   Posted 11/28/2017 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Haha that's funny!

I was out Christmas shopping. I was thoroughly enjoying myself examining a silver wrap top when I felt "the urge" I quickly sprung into action and bounded up two flights of stairs all the while wondering if I would have to wait to use the toilet. But No! I dashed inside and all was good.

But then I noticed that they had refurbished the toilets and the cubicle next door to me was almost see through!!! Yes, they had used glass with a slight pale green tinge which meant I could see the lady next door to me pulling up her drawers lol!

This put me right off my stride and I quickly finished and left.

I suppose the victory was making it up the stairs and then not laughing out loud when I got there!!
Stopped smoking Jan 2013. Diagnosed Left sided UC, 8th Feb 2014.
Gluten, Dairy, Sulfite, Salicylate, and Histamine intolerant.
Home FMT treatment in July 2016 to ward off reoccurrence of C DIfficile.
Failed Pentasa, Azathioprine and finally Methotextrate due to allergies/intolerance. Taking Humira. Have finally come off Prednisone Yay!!!

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   Posted 11/28/2017 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Sat through my daughter's recital two weeks ago without having to dash to the front of the church to the only bathroom. Had a couple of travel situations where I stopped for my 6 year old and it saved me too. Made it through acute pancreatitis without pain meds because pain is so old news! Hahaha
36yr old mother of 3 Moderate Pancolitis 1/3/17. Hospitalized 1 week on Solumedrol, Delzicol. Apriso, pred, then switched to Balsazide Disodium 750 mg, and Uceris 9 mg 3 wks. Minor flare in August, in a more major flare since Oct 20. Acute pancreatitis from Balsalazide hosp. 2 days, starting Humira soon. Vegetarian whole life, Gluten free since 2008, dairy free

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   Posted 11/28/2017 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I had an amazing victory yesterday ipoop. I had a day with only 1 BM. It was totally normal with no urgency. I was very busy and worked hard all day. Had a nice evening with my family and as I went to sleep realized I had not thought about my colitis once the entire day. If that isn't one of the definitions of remission what is???
2017- January-diagnosed distal colitis
2017-March hospitalized for pan colitis
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   Posted 11/28/2017 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm loving the success stories. Hugo, yeah if that day turns into a trend then you might just achieve the big R.
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   Posted 11/28/2017 10:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Luckily I've been in remission for several months... but eating beans recently and making it through the night without a huge gas attack seemed pretty exciting!

So glad to hear that you're doing better!
Dx’d Mild Distal UC 5/2017, Now in Remission
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   Posted 11/29/2017 12:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I had my first normal calprotectin test result since I was diagnosed in February! Yesterday's result was 15.6. No UC symptoms since my last Remicade treatment in early November. I don't want to say the "R" word and jinx it, but I am eating whatever I want other than lots of dairy, and feel great! (Knock wood!)
F, 40. Diagnosed Feb. 8, 2017 - mild to moderate left-sided UC.
Finally off prednisone as of 5/15! Remicade 5mg/kg since 4/3/17.
Mesalamine intolerant. Started Zoloft 9/9/17.
Diet: dairy free.

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   Posted 11/29/2017 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Not sure if I would call this a victory or not but I have yet to poop today. I haven’t skipped a day in a couple of years so it seems more odd than good right now. I even used rowasa last night. Strange but happy all the same.
42 yrs old diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis 6/13/13
meds- 2 Lialda + sfRowasa every other night- supplements: probiotics (1 VSL3 cap, 1 culturelle and 1 reuteri) 1 gram krill Oil, 1TBSP p. seed powder, 2 g curcumin. Allegra for seasonal allergies as needed. Allergic to sulfites. Currently gluten/dairy free (except yogurt) and eating lots of RS.

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   Posted 12/1/2017 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Down to 15mg prednisone with almost no effect. Reducing by 2.5mg every week or two. Looking forward to seeing my real face again.
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Symptoms started January 2016, diagnosis July 2016 after colonoscopy
Balsalazide July 2016 - January 2017, Lialda 1 dose March 2017, no more mesalamines for me!
Predisone Sept-Nov 2016, Dec-Jan 2017, March 2017 - present, currently at 20mg
2nd colonoscopy August 2017, confirms left sided UC

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   Posted 12/1/2017 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Feeling "normal"

After getting drug induced lupus from Remicade, my GI wanted to start me on Entyvio. I asked if we could try LDN first. He agreed right away, said he has other patients who have had success.

Well, since getting on the LDN, things have evened out for me, I go once a day in the morning, usually right after a big cup of coffee. Eat whatever I want (except gluten due to celiac) and I feel good. I am working and not avoiding activities.

Right now, life is good!
Gluten Free Celiac since 1999
Diagnosed with Pancolitis March 2017
Mesalamine intolerant
Weaned off Predinsone in October 2017 after 6+ months
Tried Remicade, worked great, then I got Drug Induced Lupus. No more Remi for me
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   Posted 12/1/2017 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I am at Disney World on day 5 of a 10 day trip which also involved flying from CA To FL. Haven't had great poops since getting here but no urgency. Eating whatever I want. No problems at all on flight day. No extra tired beyond the ordinary. Yep, its a win!!!!
UC pancolitis DX March 2016, Partial Colectomy for diverticulitis Sept 2014
Apriso .375 g x 4/day, Canasa & Uceris foam as needed
Supplements: Zinc, L-glutamine, Probiotics: Reuteri pearls, VSL #3, Folic Acid, CoQ10, turmeric, boswellia, milk thistle, NAC, reservatol, colostrum, glycine
Started Entyvio 3/29/17 (Constant flares since March 2016 only relieved by Prednisone)

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   Posted 12/6/2017 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
This morning I had to arrive at outpatient surgery center at 6:30 am for cataract surgery which meant getting up 2 hours in advance to drive to the next town. Of course I overslept so even less time to get my gut sorted out which had to be done without any liquids including coffee, due to anesthesia requirements.

I discovered coffee is not totally necessary, well it is but not for my gut just my brain ha. 1 BM and on the road I went. While walking me into the surgery suite the nurse asked, "Would you like to use the bathroom" and I said no thanks. Surgery went well and back home I got to drink some coffee and yes the usual BM.

Even people without UC hate getting up extra early and doing without their coffee. For me it was truly a victory to not have to worry about my UC while having a semi-stressful surgery.

PS Here's my secret for coffee-free BM: I used a Vit E suppository when I woke up. Easy.

Post Edited (imagardener2) : 12/6/2017 7:01:32 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 12/7/2017 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow! You just won a gold-metal in UC right there imagardener, glad UC played nicely for you. I've had nightmares of oversleeping and having to run out the door without sufficient time to empty out. Wake up with cold sweats on that one lol!
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