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TheLori
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   Posted 9/7/2007 5:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm coming out of a flare, havent had blood in over a week and even that week there was hardly any but I can NOT get rid of the diareah and loose stools!  Any suggestions?  Could it be the predmisone?  Im down to 20m.
Lori
37/F
UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, zoloft,levoxyl, prednisone 60,50,40,30, 25


Red_34
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   Posted 9/7/2007 5:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes it can be the pred reduction. I know I've read that people who start lowering their doses that they get a temporary increase of symptoms. Two things that I know can help with D is using Rowasa until you get off the pred. Also you can try a fiber supplement to increase the bulk of your stool. Have you ever tried Rowasa? Are you able to tolerate them?
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TheLori
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 9/7/2007 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I will use that!

Lori
37/F
UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, zoloft,levoxyl, prednisone 60,50,40,30, 25,20


princesa
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 9/7/2007 7:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Supplementation with l-glutamine is also highly recommended for healing the gut and getting diarrhea under control. It's a tasteless white powder... you can find it at health food stores, GNC, places that sell body building supplements.


Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
Possibly misdiagnosed
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps
 
 

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