UC meds and asthma

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Tivs1992
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   Posted 1/2/2018 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi! I have ulcerative proctitis (5 weeks into first flare). I am asthmatic and I seem to have been steadily developing a wheeze over the past couple of days. I've been on the pred/octasa for five days. I've only just resorted to taking my reliever just now and it has alleviated a little.

I've heard that anti-inflammatory drugs are a no for asthmatics, but I don't know if they've given them to me knowing about my asthma or they haven't read my notes.

Are there any other asthmatics with UC on here? Have your meds ever affected you in this way?
Hannah, aged 25
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Diagnosed ulcerative proctitis in October 2017 (2-10cm)
Currently flaring December 2017 - present
Oral masalazine 800mg x3 daily
Oral prednisolone 30mg daily for 6 weeks, reducing dose gradually
Centrum advanced multivitamin
Primrose oil 1000mg daily

TroubledTurds
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   Posted 1/2/2018 3:52 PM (GMT -7)   
not sure why anti-inflammatory meds would be a problem for someone with asthma - when i've used pred it definitely helped my asthma - don't recall mesalamine to be a problem -

you certainly could be reacting tho -

actually surprised you were put on prednisone for proctitis - hmmm ?
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Post Edited (TroubledTurds) : 1/2/2018 3:57:21 PM (GMT-7)


momto2boys
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   Posted 1/2/2018 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had no problems with UC meds and asthma meds, but I will say that I tend to have more asthma issues when my UC is flaring. Pred has always helped my asthma, of the 6 times in my life I have taken pred, only once was it for UC, the rest was to treat my asthma.
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.

quincy
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   Posted 1/3/2018 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Are you not on any meds for asthma????
That's the first logical question.

q
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma); Effexor XR 75mg (depression); Rosuvastatin 10mg (cholesterol); Telemesartin 80mg / Amlodipine 5mg (BP)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Genuine Health Advanced Gut Health 15 billion @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 @ 2x daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO 500mg @ 2x daily for Primary Biliary Cholangitis
"TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!

Tivs1992
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   Posted 1/3/2018 1:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm on clenil modulite (steroid) daily and a salbutamol reliever. I was diagnosed 7 years ago and that's been it, more or less under control apart from 2 asthma attacks (the last one 3 years ago).

I'm still a tad wheezy and developed a cough, to be honest I'm starting to think that I may just have a cold...

In the past, I've always been told to stay away from NSAIDs due to the risk of them making asthma worse in some people. I was just wondering if octasa comes under that category?
Hannah, aged 25
-
Diagnosed ulcerative proctitis in October 2017 (2-10cm)
Currently flaring December 2017 - present
Oral masalazine 800mg x3 daily
Oral prednisolone 30mg daily for 6 weeks, reducing dose gradually
Centrum advanced multivitamin
Primrose oil 1000mg daily

iPoop
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   Posted 1/3/2018 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Tivs1992 said...
I've heard that anti-inflammatory drugs are a no for asthmatics, but I don't know if they've given them to me knowing about my asthma or they haven't read my notes.
Octasa isn't a NSAID. So, taking Octasa will have no adverse affect on your asthma.

NSAID is also known as ASA chemically.

Mesalamine-based anti-inflammatory medications like octasa are known as 5ASA chemically. Although they sound chemically similar, they are very different in affect on our body. Octasa is a 90 percent topical medication that's passed when you poop. The 10 percent that's absorbed into your blood is passed when you pee (and might slightly darken your pee).
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John
, 39, UC Proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Remicade @5mgs/kg/6wks; daily 75mgs 6MP, 4.8g generic-Lialda, and rowasa

Does the 5-second-rule apply to soup?

Post Edited (iPoop) : 1/3/2018 5:15:09 PM (GMT-7)


quincy
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   Posted 1/3/2018 10:06 PM (GMT -7)   
There are many NSAID medications, but 5ASA is not one of them.

A cold can definitely exacerbate asthma. Do you have a regimen set up for you to increase the steroid inhaler when your symptoms increase?
q
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma); Effexor XR 75mg (depression); Rosuvastatin 10mg (cholesterol); Telemesartin 80mg / Amlodipine 5mg (BP)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Genuine Health Advanced Gut Health 15 billion @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 @ 2x daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO 500mg @ 2x daily for Primary Biliary Cholangitis
"TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!

Tivs1992
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Date Joined Dec 2017
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 1/4/2018 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
The score for me is to double up on the steroid for 4-5 days, then if that doesn't work then it's off to the doctor! Still wheezy, dry cough. Again, may just be a cold smile
Hannah, aged 25
-
Diagnosed ulcerative proctitis in October 2017 (2-10cm)
Currently flaring December 2017 - present
Octasa 800mg x6 daily
Oral prednisolone 30mg daily for 6 weeks, reducing dose gradually
Asacol 500mg daily before bed
Centrum advanced multivitamin
Primrose oil 1000mg daily (PMDD)

Asthma;
Clenil modulite 200mcg x2 daily
Salbutamol reliever when required
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