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bk1579
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 9/27/2007 6:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone, I posted something a while back on cramps, but still have another question about them...I figured I would get more responses if I started a new post...My question is, do any of you have cramps even when you're not flaring...I would think the answer would be "yes", but wasnt for sure...I feel perfectly fine, except right after eating...I get some pretty intense cramps that last maybe 15-30 seconds, then I feel fine again...I'm not flaring now and was just wondering why this happens? I feel sure I'm not the only one...I usually just try to ignore it, but finally decided to see what kind of responses I could get on HW...
28 Yrs old
Dx UC 3/07
4 Asacol 3x/day
30mg Prednisone
Remicade (2 infusions)
Fish Oil supplements
Multi-vitamine
 


kb5
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   Posted 9/27/2007 6:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't usually get cramps when I'm not flaring. But it would also depend what you call not flaring. Does this happen everytime you eat? Or is it just after big meals. I know I have problems when I eat a big meal. I try to stick to several small meals. After a big one i am just in pain for like an hour.

Where are these cramps? are they higher, near the ribcage? or lower? One side or another?

Sorry to throw a bunch of questions at you but it may help to know a little more...
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


Red_34
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   Posted 9/27/2007 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I get random cramping while in remission. Sort of like walking along, minding my own business, and then bam a cramp hits that makes me falter. It usually only lasts a few second which I'm grateful. I don't get cramps after I eat though. Now, in the mornings when I get the urge to go I cramp.
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birdiem
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 9/27/2007 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
i do get cramps even when i am not flaring
katie
23
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery
gastritis

VSL #3
Amitriptyline to slow gastric emptying
Forvia
compazine


bk1579
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 100
   Posted 9/27/2007 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   
kb5, It doesn't happen every time I eat...I guess it does happen more with bigger meals...But even with just eating a hambuger, it happens (Maybe I shouldn't be eating hamburgers!) ...I don't really consider that a big meal though...Anyway, most of the time, the cramps start on the left side under my ribcage then tend to move all over the middle part of my abdomen (I guess in the location of just a normal stomach ache)...They usually start out real mild for a couple of seconds and then get more painful...Sometimes a BM follows, sometimes not...I was just curious why it happens when I don't have any other symptoms of a flare...Usually when I'm flaring I have blood, mucus, and frequency...No "D"...Never have had "D" unless I have a stomach flu or something, but of course, that's rare...Thank goodness!!!! Thanks for your help..
28 Yrs old
Dx UC 3/07
4 Asacol 3x/day
30mg Prednisone
Remicade (2 infusions)
Fish Oil supplements
Multi-vitamine
 


potty girl
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 835
   Posted 9/27/2007 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I also get cramps, luckily not very often.and like Kelly said I cant eat large meals are I have real stomach pains.
Rona

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,
potassium.


princesa
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 2198
   Posted 9/27/2007 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
bk1579 said...
kb5, It doesn't happen every time I eat...I guess it does happen more with bigger meals...But even with just eating a hambuger, it happens (Maybe I shouldn't be eating hamburgers!)
It might be worthwhile to keep a food journal and see if there's any pattern to your cramping. Perhaps certain foods are setting you off. Your body may be trying to tell you something.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
C-scope confirmed UC diagnosis 9/18/2007
No explanation for right side pain and thickening of bowel wall
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 

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