Do U have stomach pain after eat/drinking?

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   Posted 9/10/2007 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had stomach pain after eating/drinking off/on most of my life, but the past year it's worse.  Approx. 80% of the time, after eating/drinking I get moderate/severe stomach pain that lasts anywhere from 5-30 minutes; doesn't matter what I eat or drink, even water (believe it or not)--Diarreha doesn't always come w/the stomach pain, but sometimes it does, difficult to put into a pattern.  I've had two endoscopys (in fact, my last one was two weeks ago) and my GI cannot find the "source" of the problem--no signs of ulcer, infection, bacteria, etc.  Also, had a colonscapy at the same time, UC left side still there, but no new surprises.  Can anyone relate?  Suggestions?  Ideas?  Also, I should throw in, I get horrible headaches that seems to correlate w/the stomach pain.
Dx Ulcerative Colitis 1999; IBS; CP: Asacol x3 x3/day, Rowasa, Proctofoam, Prilosec, Prozac, Endocet (as needed), multi vit, probiotic, fish oil caps x2/day, calcium 1200 mg./day, Prednisone (off/on, unfortunately).

curly girl
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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 9/10/2007 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
One thing that I was DX with prior to the UC was having the h. pylori bacteria. Apparently it is a tricky bacteria that can "mask" itself so its hard to find. I believe there is a test that can be done. Once I was treated, I felt a ton better. I had similar symptoms to you. It may be worth looking into. Good luck!

Diagnosed with UC January 2007
Responding well to Asacol 2 pills 3 times per day

Paul L
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   Posted 9/10/2007 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Diagnosed in 2000 at age 43 with UC extending half way across transverse colon.
Allergic reaction to Asacol, Pentasa and Dipentum - can’t take any more 5ASAs.
Prednisone - worked well for 1 month, then side effects became unbearable.
6-MP - blood tests showed not metabolizing properly.
Flagyl, Ciprofloxin, VSL#3, Adacolumn Apheresis – all had no effect
Corticosteroid enemas in both liquid and foam - no effect
Methotrexate with Remicade - 7 infusions with no improvement
Folic Acid and B12 injections.

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   Posted 9/11/2007 5:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I've had that on occasion but never knew what it was nor was it painful enough for me to pursue. I just thought I was an odd ball. Whats really strange is that I get that same kind of pain (but more painful to a degree) when I'm lying down on my back for long periods and I roll over. It sort of feels like my innards are rearranging themselves. Odd odd feeling. Do you think it may be acid reflux and your Prilosec isn't working as well as you thought?
Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal, Canasa, 6mp, Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia
Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc
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   Posted Today 6:15 AM (GMT -6)   
i have tummy pain, gut pain and pain all the time. before i eat, after i eat... just major cramping. im on endone (oxycontins) to help... but i dont know. i dont have anything but UC so im not really much help. sometimes the pain is so bad when i go to the loo that i have to have a plastic bag in every bathroom for me to puke in. i look like a frickin fountain with liquid comin outta both ends. bloody hell!
let me know what you find out....

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   Posted Today 6:30 AM (GMT -6)   
yes and it is/was due to a buildup of bacteria in my small intestine. they can check for this with a breath hydrogen test (which is a pain in the you know what, but worth it to know what is going on). you may want to ask your doctor about this.
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery

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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted Today 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   

Yes, yes, and yes.  I have this all the time as well.  When I eat a meal, it really helps to stay seated for about 1/2 hour.  I know this sound weird, but if I get up and start moving around (or if I am out to eat and then go shopping) - NO WAY- , I have cramps and pain so bad and then get very nauseous.  I told my GI about this and he says this is due to the severity of my UC and my colon getting a message from my brain saying "Food is on the way".  I currently take the Levsin about 1 hour before I eat.  Sometimes helps, sometimes not...


UC since 1995 - Entire colon
Currently on Canasa, Colazal & 6MP

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted Today 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Had a major flare and was hospitalized for two weeks end of last year and was tested for every bacteria, virus, infection known to man AND was given very strong IV antibiotics and about four other IV medications (totally out of it don't remember the names)--so, pretty sure everything was takin care of. Furthermore, three weeks ago I had a c-scope and e-scope biopsies were sent to the lab and results showed "just" UC/IBS (no infections, bacteria, etc.). Scotch (hopefully you'll read this post again)--GI just gave me a rx of Bentyl, but having side effects that make it impossible to do what I need to do, I have to take 1/2 hr before every meal, but it makes me lethargic (and I'm already fatigued to begin with), nausea, and slightly dizzy. What are the side effects of Levsin? Also, long term effects if you know. Has it reduced your pain at all after you eat?
Dx Ulcerative Colitis 1999; IBS; CP: Asacol x3 x3/day, Rowasa, Proctofoam, Prilosec, Bentyl, Prozac, Endocet (as needed), multi vit, probiotic, fish oil caps x2/day, calcium 1200 mg./day, Prednisone (off/on, unfortunately).

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted Today 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I did get this before I was diagnosed with UC.  The doctor was perplexed and put me on antibiotics (the same that are used for ulcers) and a antacid and cleared up within a week.  No problems since then and seem to cure my consistant heartburn problems that I had for about 20 previous to that.
Dx:  2006
Meds:  None so far. Garlic works to ease flares. My GI laughed when I told him and said it was just coincidence.
Diet:  Regular fresh garlic, Biobest yogurt daily, Omega 3 supplements, very limited junk food, carbs and processed food, low fat diet.  Lots of fresh fruit and veggies (limited potatoes). 
Added: tumeric and probiotics.

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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 9/20/2007 7:05 AM (GMT -6)   

Big Lucy- The levsin does work sometimes and the only time I have side effects is if I take more than 1 in a couple of hours (I can take 4 a day).  Then I usually get blurred vision and my voice is hoarse (I know this sounds weird but it happens every time).  I also seem very tired but I just think that is part of the disease.  I have been taking the levsin for 3 years and haven't read or had any long term side effects from it.  When it works it does seem to work within 15 minutes after taking it.


UC since 1995 - Entire colon
Currently on Canasa, Colazal & 6MP

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