Diarreha/Bleeding

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twirliegirl
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 9/4/2007 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello , I am a new member to this forum.  I was diagnoised at the age of 52 with UC for the first time.  For the past two years I have had mild flareups that would be corrected in just a week are two.  This time however it has been a month and nothing seems to help.  I am currently takeing Colazal (9 a day) and Rowasa enema nightly, but the bleeding and sudden bouts to the bathroom are really getting to me.  My GI says it could be internal hemmoroids and is giving me cortisporan enema (one a day), but I see no change. My questions is: Can your internal hemmoroids bleed when you have constant diarreha? or should I investigate this further.

happydays
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   Posted 9/4/2007 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   
1ST DO YOU HAVE HEMMORIDS? IF SO THEN IT MIGHT BE. BUT IF NOT CHANGE YOUR MEDS. I'VE HAD UC FOR 3 YEARS AND IT STARTED OFF REALLY MILD. BUT THE BLEEDING NEVER STOPPED. NOW IT HAS SPREAD TO MY WHOLE COLON AND MY DOC SAIDS THE  SURGEY I WANT IS NOT AN OPTION. I'M ON ASOCOL(8 A DAY) AND PREDNISONE. NOW I HAVE NO BLEEDING AND 4-6 BOWEL MOVEMENTS. GOOD LUCK

twirliegirl
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   Posted 9/7/2007 12:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks happydays for responding. I had a hemmoridtectomy in 2005. When I think about it now, my surgeon thought this was my problem when I told him I was bleeding and going to the bathroom all the time. I had bad ones at that time. It was not until after my surgury and my symtoms got worse again that he really examined me and had me in for an emergency colonosgopy. By that time I was considered on a scale of 1-10 to be about an 8 with ulcerative colitis. I could tell he felt bad and he told me it was everything I said it was. He just thought I had hemmorids, which I did but he did not investigate further. Now I am under a new GI for maintenance for UC.

My symtoms too like your in my first memo above were mild at first but getting worse. So I called yesterday and now I am on Predisone 40mg. He wants me to call in 2-3 days if the predinisone does not help. I have never taken so much medicine in my whole life. Can you tell me what I should expect from predinisone?

Colazol (9 a day)
Rowasa Enenma (1 nightly)
Predinisone 40 mg (daily)

princesa
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 9/7/2007 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Prednisone usually helps get symptoms under control. Hopefully, you'll get some relief and not have to be on it too long. The longer you're on it at higher doses, the more likely you'll experience unwanted side effects.

I'd recommend you check out "Listen to Your Gut" by Jini Patel Thompson. The author is an IBD sufferer herself. The book covers treatment options from drugs to various alternative methods. A specific diet is provided to help stop intestinal bleeding.

http://www.crohnsalternative.com/
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
Possibly misdiagnosed
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps
 
 


twirliegirl
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 14
   Posted 9/7/2007 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much princesa.... I will check the book out for sure.  I'm just on my second day of prednisone. 
 
I just cannot believe all I have to do is eat something right now and than less then 5 minutes I'm off to the restroom barely making it.  Is this what a full force flare up is?  Mine have been so mild until now.
 
Colazal (9 a day)
Rowasa (1 a day)
Prednisone 40MG (1 a day)

happydays
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Total Posts : 69
   Posted 10/27/2007 8:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry twirliegirl that i didn't get back sooner. I took a lil vac. to destress. But i'm on 30mg of prednisone right now and i get really bad muscle and back pain. & i also get really tired and mad very easily. Good luck just remember that not everyone has the same side effects. So how are you doing now?
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