cramps / ab pain

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   Posted 10/17/2007 6:03 AM (GMT -6)   
is there anything to take in addition to our meds to help with this? I've been cramping bad the last few days :(
Prednisone 10mg (1.5) tabs twice per day for one week- (then dr. wants an update) started Thursday 10-4-2007

Asacol 400mg (3) tabs twice per day- started Thursday 10-4-2007

-just came off Sulfasalazine (2) 500mg tabs twice per day

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   Posted 10/17/2007 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   
My GI has prescribed hyoscyamine in the past. It is an antispasmatic and supposed to help w/ cramping. The ones I had dissolved under the tongue.
Tabitha (Tab)

100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-6 a day, Acidopholis Pearls, Prilosec OTC
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   Posted 10/17/2007 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Same here, although I could tell if it really helped or was more of a placebo effect. Back in my IBS days, I used to use donnatal. You can ask your doc to prescribe an antispasmodic.
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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   Posted 10/17/2007 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
My hubby takes Librax to help with the cramping - it's a smooth muscle relaxer and it seems to help some. When he's really bad off, he uses a heating pad on his gut as well. Hot baths seems to help too - we're still trying to figure out if we can get a hot tub prescription so insurance will pay for it. tongue I've also heard peppermint is a natural anti spasmodic - you can get capsules of peppermint oil (better than fish oil burps!) or sip peppermint tea. Every little bit helps!
Husband diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2003(?)
Hospitalized 4 times
Asacol, Imuran, probiotics, fish oil, Vit D, Librax, Zoloft, Metamucil
Started Digestive Advantage Colitis formula 7/16 - hoping for some relief!
(Still working on listing all his meds and doses of each!)

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