In hospital all week

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TheLori
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   Posted 8/17/2007 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   
What a week!  I have been dealing with a nasty flare and by last fiday morning I couldnt take it anymore and was admitted to the hospital.  I spent the week being pumped wih fluids, steroids and antibiotics.  Running to the bathroom and not eating or sleeping.  Finally Wed i started getting a little better and by yesterday i kept food in and only bled in the morning.  I came home last night, kept food in and slept good but did awake to bleeding.  Im an trying not to get discouraged about the bleeding because i feel  alot better than i did.  Im hoping it will slowly dissapear but Im scared to death it wont.  Im continuing on 50 m pred then taperin down and he switched me from asacol to colazal and i am usung enemas..Please wish me luck and tell me its going to get better!!!
Lori
37/F
UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, flaxyd, prednisone..currently flaring


tjf
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   Posted 8/17/2007 6:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh no! So sorry you have been in the hospital. Sounds like you needed to go! Keep us posted on how you are feeling.
Tabitha

100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-9 a day (attempting to cut this down to 6 by slowly tapering), acidopholis pearls, just added Prilosec OTC

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tenoch
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   Posted 8/17/2007 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
good luck with everything , this disease is so random it goes from horrible to good in few days so there certainly is hope
Tenoch
28 years old
Male

Diagnosed March 2007
2.4 g Lialda (type of 5-ASA) per day
Upped it to 4.8 g Lialda per day
Tried the Enamas - put me in remission for 1-2 months
Flaring up again now trying Colozal 9 X 750mg per day


TheLori
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   Posted 8/17/2007 9:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you! Positive words sure help!

Lori
37/F
UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, Coloazal, prednisone 50, adding zoloft..currently flaring


Beth75
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   Posted 8/17/2007 10:11 AM (GMT -7)   
hope you can end this flare, very soon! sorry to hear you were in the hospital.
Beth, 31
 
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Asacol 400 mg 6 pills 2xday
Calcium and Vitamin D 600 mg 2xday
Lipitor 10 mg 1xday
Diovan 80mg 1xday (dx: hematuria w/proteinuria): I have normal blood pressure, this is for my kidney.
 


marty1976
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   Posted 8/17/2007 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lori sorry your having it rough at the minute.Sounds like you'd a fun time at the hospital:).Its a nightmare when you can't get to sleep in the hospital, the day just drags and drags. The Predn should kick in soon and if you are using the enemas they will start working soon too.Is this your first flare up in a while or has your UC been really bad since your diagnosis.I'm sure we've talked about this but i just can't remember.
Feel good soon Lori
Marty
 KEEP THE FAITH.
Tomorrow is gonna be better than today!!!!!!!
 
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Red_34
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   Posted 8/17/2007 4:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I wish I could tell you that things will get better but unfortunately this disease is so unpredictable. I can wish and hope that you will get better though - cross my fingers, knock on wood, hang a horseshoe the whole 9 yards. Bleeding is usually the scariest thing for me too and it does get frustrating doesn't it? I sometimes think I'm doing so well and then comes the blood. Very disheartening. Hang in there and welcome home :)
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TheLori
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   Posted 8/17/2007 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had UC for 16 yrs and this is my worst flare since the original.  I hear stories of people as lucky as me so if I can go another 16 years I will be happy :)
Lori
37/F
UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, Coloazal, prednisone 50, adding zoloft..currently flaring


quincy
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   Posted 8/17/2007 10:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Lori...hope you continue to feel better daily.

Did the doctor not consider to also put you on any rectal meds? Maybe as you start tapering the pred it could be an addition.

q
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


TheLori
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   Posted 8/18/2007 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
yes, i am usuing enemas, its not rowassa like usual its umm i think just hydrocortizone. Morning and night. Yesterday I bled in the morning then not all day and this morning i bled. I switch from 50 to 40 on pred today..Sure is a slowwww proccesssss
Lori
37/F
UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, Coloazal, prednisone 50, adding zoloft..currently flaring


UCJuly2007
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 8/18/2007 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   
TheLori,
Glad you are back, but hate that you were in the hospital.  I had wondered where you were from your last post.  I haven't been on in a few days.  Hopefully your flare will end soon.  As I hope mine does, too.  I went to doctor yesterday and he put me on a suppository to hopefully get rid of the last bit of inflammation :-) Feel better soon!
 
Smiles,
29/F Diagnosed UC July 18, 2007 
Meds: 6 Asacol 400mg Tab
         6 5mg Prednisone total 30mg (down from 40mg)
         1/2 30mg Tylenol #3
         1 1000mg Canasa Suppository
         1 Calcium 500+D
         1 Cerovite Vitamin and Mineral Supplement
         1 325mg Ferrous Sulfate
 
 


TheLori
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   Posted 8/18/2007 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks! It seems Im down to only bleeding in the mornings...Hang in there and thanks for being concerned, I missed these boards in the hospital!
Lori
37/F
UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, Coloazal, prednisone 50, adding zoloft..currently flaring

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