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   Posted 9/15/2007 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
So I haven't had an accident in so long but today while driving to my sister's house I couldn't help it. I was 2 miles away from my mom's house so it could have been a lot worse. I really thought I was doing better...i think I was over confident. My Gi lowered my pred and I was trying to ignore the usual backslide.

Mostly I am just mad at myself. I know it wasn't my fault. I know it's just part of this darned disease. As well as I feel I handle having UC (I try to see the positive, how i would have never met my husband had I not been dx'd ect) but this just crushed me. It's so hard to focus on the positive when you something like this happens.

Just needed to vent. Thanks.
Kelly, 29

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, Rowasa every other night, down to 15 mg pred.
75mg Imuran starting 8/23/07---fingers crossed!
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran twice daily for nausea

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   Posted 9/15/2007 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry to hear about the accident. I've been in your shoes plenty of times, and I know exactly how you feel. Are your symptoms gradually improving though? It seems like if your doc has lowered your prednisone than you must be showing some signs of improvement. Just keep focusing on the positive and remember that these things come and go in waves...things will get better.
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   Posted 9/15/2007 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry, I have been there :)
I think that others try to relate, but only some one with UC truly gets it.

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   Posted 9/15/2007 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Kelly. That stinks! Are you feeling better now? Anytime I have been on pred. and tapered I see a little surge in symptoms. Hopefully things will calm down for you soon. Hang in there!
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   Posted 9/15/2007 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
nothing i can say will make you feel better, but you should always know that you are not alone and we have all been there. we are in the same boat!! hope you have a little time to yourself to feel better and remember how amazing you are with or with accidents!!
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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   Posted 9/16/2007 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Been there too. Sorry that it happened to you. :(
Ash 39 NH, vegetarian
Diagnosed with UC July 06 (I think 6/6/6) during 10 day hospitalization
Current meds: Asacol 12, Imuran 150mg
Centrum Silver, Primadophilus Reuteri, DHA-Omega 3, L-glutamine

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   Posted 9/16/2007 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   

Having an accident is so darn discouraging. We all understand.

I'm so sorry this happened to you. Try not to let it stop you from continuing to get out and about.

Again, I'm so sorry this happened, hon.

Sporadic proctitis since about 1985. Mother had UC, then J-pouch surgery 1983.
DX'd with clostridium difficile in 2000. Prednisone, two courses of Flagyl, then Vancomycin finally got rid of it. Symptomatic with UC after that.
Colonoscopy in 2001 dx'd left-sided UC. Was pretty darn ill at that time. Treated with prednisone, Rowasa, Asacol. Asacol not working so switched to Imuran. Three small flares since in 2002, 2005, and 2007.
Gall bladder attack 6/13; ultrasound showed stones; surgery before end of 2007.
100 mg Azathioprine and 225 mg Effexor XR (for chronic, longstanding depression) daily.

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   Posted 9/16/2007 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
One time I was just walking, no stomach cramps, no feelings of urgency and boom, no warning, nothing. Thank god I was in my back yard. Went to the bathroom and it got everywhere when I took my sweats off. Cried in the shower, cried as I cleaned the floor, cried as I put my sweats in the washer sad Yeah, it can suck.
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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   Posted 9/16/2007 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
best thing to do is laugh it off. and just think "i have a funny story to tell one day"... we all have them! go read the embarrassing moments post. it will make you feel better!

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   Posted 9/17/2007 5:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I been having accidents almost three times a week since tappering off steroids...

Its not pleasent - I give you that.

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