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pupluv
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   Posted 10/27/2007 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey guys, I was wondering of any of you on immunosuppressive drusgs have/had this problem. I have been on Aza for about 7-8 mos now. My liver enzymes looked good last month. But thursday I noticed my poo was a very light color. I thought I would wait till after the weekend to inform my doc in case it goes back to normal. So far, its the same. I no that is one of the side effects on the drugs that indicates to call doctor if it occurs. Have any of you had this problem and had to get off the drug? Or still having this problem and staying on the drug? I am feeling so well and I don't want to be taken off because of my liver. I actually thought I was in the clear after this long. Any thoughts would be so appreciated.
Thanks,
Donna
Donna
Diagnosed with indeterminate colitis in 1992
current meds
4 asacol 3x's a day
Azathioprine
Rowasa enemas as needed
VSL3
Bunches of vitamins


Beth75
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   Posted 10/27/2007 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I have forest green, orangy yellow, almost black, pretty much every color, I never know what I am going to get, though I just started Azathioprine a couple weeks ago, and I had those problems before then. sorry if this does not really help.
Beth, 32
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Imuran 100mg 1xday;Remicade tests pending;Hydrocortisone enemas 1xday;Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Potassium 600mg 1xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
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jujub
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   Posted 10/27/2007 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
When I'm in really bad flare, I've had every color from white through brick red to green. When my disease is under better control, no. Probably should call your doctor, as this could mean a problem with your gall bladder or liver.
Judy
 
Left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.  Taking Colazal and Imuran, Remicade infusions and moving into remission. Finally off steroids after four years! 
 
Now in remission for almost two years. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 
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Red_34
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   Posted 10/27/2007 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree that maybe you should call your doc to be on the safe side. I don't have any pale colored stool and I'm on 6mp. The only time I get the pale color is when I'm flaring and I get a lot of acidic "backwash?" from my gall bladder.
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tjf
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   Posted 10/27/2007 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Okay I know this is completely different scenario but my son (2) had oatmeal colored poop at one point last year. We took him (and the poop!) to the ped. and it was a stomach bug. I guess that is one way it can show up.

If you are concerned I would definitely put in a call to the nurse.
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quincy
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   Posted 10/28/2007 12:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi..could be diet change, but it's best to let your doc know.
How light is light?

q
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


pupluv
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 256
   Posted 10/28/2007 10:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for responses guys.
 
 
Quincy, its a very light tan color. Its been going on since Thursday. I am going to call the doc tomorrow. I am wondering if its the Aza, because it says on the side effects insert to call the Dr. if you have pale stool. I have been reading that it could be gall bladder or liver. The thing is, my bm's are actually normal looking at the moment(except for the color) and no pain. I am finally in remission and I'm just hoping I'm not taken off the Aza.
 
Thanks
Donna 
Donna
Diagnosed with indeterminate colitis in 1992
current meds
4 asacol 3x's a day
Azathioprine
Rowasa enemas as needed
VSL3
Bunches of vitamins


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 29859
   Posted 10/28/2007 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Let us know what he suggests to you. It's difficult isn't it when one aspect goes well...another puts the kibosh on it.

q
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


princesa
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   Posted 10/28/2007 4:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you been tested for celiac disease? A pale, foul-smelling stool is one of the symptoms.
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
 
Therapeutic 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.
 
 


pupluv
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 256
   Posted 10/28/2007 8:56 PM (GMT -7)   
 Princesa,
I did just have a Celiac test recently and I don't have it. What's really weird, is that its really normal looking except for the color, and it doesn't smell abnormal, its smells like roses:). I actually feel better than I have in sometime. I'm pretty nervous. I have a bad feeling about this.
thanks,
Donna
 
Donna
Diagnosed with indeterminate colitis in 1992
current meds
4 asacol 3x's a day
Azathioprine
Rowasa enemas as needed
VSL3
Bunches of vitamins

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