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gela
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   Posted 9/6/2007 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
about 3 weeks ago, i started noticing what i guess is a rash.  it started on my legs and has now traveled everywhere except my face.  i am not completely covered, but it is very bothersome.  it looks like small red spots, some have a white head some itch a little but most don't.  i've been checked for rocky mountain spotted fever, but negative.  my doc says it's not scabies, isn't a hair follicle infection, since my palms are covered, doesn't look like anything else and he doesn't know what else it could be.  between him and my GI, they have just come to the conclusion that it must be activation of my UC.
any insight or info?
Diagnosed in 1999, hospitalized once.  Not responsive to meds.  Currently on 12 Asacol, vancomycin, 8 Gastrocrom, 6 grams Colestid for my UC.  Also have migraines and take B-4, B-2, for the prevention of them.
Deciding whether or not to have surgery at this time.


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   Posted 9/6/2007 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I had an all over rash not too long ago and it disappeared as mysteriously as it appeared. I have no clue as to why I got it because I didn't change a thing. Have you tried any antihistamines? Do they help? What about new lotions or soaps? Any changes to the foods you eat or any new symptoms beside the rash? Any new medications?
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gela
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   Posted 9/6/2007 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
i've been on claritin and benadryl, but they don't seem to help or make it worse. nothing new..
Diagnosed in 1999, hospitalized once.  Not responsive to meds.  Currently on 12 Asacol, vancomycin, 8 Gastrocrom, 6 grams Colestid for my UC.  Also have migraines and take B-4, B-2, for the prevention of them.
Deciding whether or not to have surgery at this time.


quincy
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   Posted 9/6/2007 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
gela...definitely call the doctor asap. It sounds like "red man syndrome" from the vancomycin. Do a search, call the doctor.

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 !!!


pb4
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   Posted 9/6/2007 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
How long have you been taking Asacol for? It cold be a reaction from the red dye used in the Asacol.


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gela
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Total Posts : 133
   Posted 9/7/2007 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
i guess i should update my signature...i quit vanco months ago....been on asacol for 8 years...
Diagnosed in 1999, hospitalized once.  Not responsive to meds.  Currently on 12 Asacol, vancomycin, 8 Gastrocrom, 6 grams Colestid for my UC.  Also have migraines and take B-4, B-2, for the prevention of them.
Deciding whether or not to have surgery at this time.


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30384
   Posted 9/7/2007 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
ah....regardless, call the doctor, for it's not "normal" for you to have a rash all over your body. He at least can get you tested, etc. and it will be documented.

quincy
*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 !!!

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