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bk1579
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 9/7/2007 6:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello, as I was sitting here reading some of the posts on HW, I got a horrible cramp...This may be a dumb question and maybe I should already know the answer...I'm still learning a lot about this disease (Only been diagnosed for about 6 months) ...What actually causes the cramps? My guess is food moving through the irritated area, but that's only my guess...Am I right? I mean, yesterday, I took a couple of tylenol for a headache with some good cold water right out of the refrigerator, and 30 seconds later, OUCH!!! A horrible cramp!! So, I'm confused on what caused them...I guess I should have already asked my GI about it, but when I'm there, I can't ever think of all my questions...Thanks
 
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Snooker
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Date Joined Sep 2004
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   Posted 9/7/2007 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I have always heard that water at ROOM TEMPERATURE is best! I don't drink any water that's been in the fridge.....I guess the cold water is harder on your system....

I also assume that the cramps are anything passing over the ulcerated areas. open wounds basically.

princesa
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 9/7/2007 7:05 AM (GMT -7)   
When you send food through an inflamed colon, it's like walking on a swollen, sprained ankle. It's going to hurt. Some people experience cramps when eating - long before the food actually makes it to the intestines, because the act of eating can start peristalsis. Cold drinks can be irritating. Gas can also cause pain and cramping.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
Possibly misdiagnosed
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps
 
 

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