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Probiotic
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   Posted 11/16/2007 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I posted this question before and got no takers.  I am in a great relationship but my UC took a big toll on my last one in part because flaring and meds kind of have killed off my libido over the years and also seem to have correlated with ED too.  I am trying not to go down the same path again by using Viagra and/or Cialis which of course does nothing for libido but can work really well for ED. 
 
I do notice that both of these, while they work fairly well for their purpose, can cause a little pain down in the pelvis and rectum if the gut happens to be inflamed at all to begin with- as is often the case lately since I am not in full remission yet.  Just wondering if other men have experienced this.
 
The funny thing is, I have seen a few researchers looking into these drugs as possibly benefiting IBD by their effects in releasing nitric oxide and dilating the blood vessels.  But I am wondering if maybe the opposite could also be true i.e. if that effect could worsen IBD.
 
Anyway, second call for comments if anyone is interested.
 
Christopher
 
 
Pancolitis dx'd 1986, full med-free remission 88-97
Flaring or simmering ever since
10 20 17.5 15 12.5 mg pred, 100 mg Imuran
Probiotics (Primal Defense and others), TSO
Turmeric/circumin, fish oil, many vits/minerals
Lower-carb version of Specific Carb Diet (SCD)
 
 
 


Red_34
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   Posted 11/16/2007 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
My husbands friend takes Cialis, not for ED but to help with his Menieres. He doesn't have any gut issues but he did mention once that Cialis tears his gut up but he didn't expand on his comment. So I'm thinking that if it affects a healthy man then it might be worse for one with an IBD.

I went onto a Cialis website and it said that in clinical trials that some side effects were noted but weren't clear if it was related to Cialis or not. But here are some of the side effects that pertain to the GI tract:

Digestive: abnormal liver function tests, diarrhea, dry mouth, dysphagia, esophagitis, gastroesophageal reflux, gastritis, GGTP increased, loose stools, nausea, upper abdominal pain, vomiting

http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/cialis_ad.htm


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pb4
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   Posted 11/17/2007 12:54 AM (GMT -6)   
You know, viagra is supposedly a cross-over drug for CD, so you may be killing 2 birds with one stone!!!
 
Check out this link...
 


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UCreallySUCKS
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   Posted 11/17/2007 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope they're not saying to take viagra daily for CD or anything.  Don't think I'd enjoy walking around for hours each day with...well you know...

---Nathan---  31 yr old male
Diagnosed May 2006 w/severe UC (pancolitis)
Currently in mild flare
2 400mg Asacol 4X day 2 Lialda/day (we'll see how that goes)
5mg Prednisone
1 multivitamin/day
2 grams calcium/day
75mg Imuran/day
100mg Tramadol/day for abdominal pain (as needed)
1 Fioricet ever 4 hrs as needed for severe migraines


Probiotic
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   Posted 11/17/2007 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
There's certainly lots of evidence that the vascular (blood flow) mechanics of IBDers are defective, but I think the jury is still out on whether expanding the blood vessels using nitric oxide release, as viagra and cialis do, benefits or hurts IBD. In my case, as I say, increased blood flow to the gut seems to increase pain a bit in the pelvis and rectum and possibly leads to looser stool.
Pancolitis dx'd 1986, full med-free remission 88-97
Flaring or simmering ever since
10 20 17.5 15 12.5 mg pred, 100 mg Imuran
Probiotics (Primal Defense and others), TSO
Turmeric/circumin, fish oil, many vits/minerals
Lower-carb version of Specific Carb Diet (SCD)
 
 
 


RA+CDhouse
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 99
   Posted 11/21/2007 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi, I am sorry to barge in here, but...

Your statement about blood flow mechanics of IBDers has me quite curious--my husband has a very large varicocele for 20+ years that really doesn't usually cause problems and has not affected fertility (that's the most common problem); when a myriad of troubles began for him 8 months ago, we thought that it was the varicocele because he kept insisting to his docs that the varicocele was enlarged/not feeling right/rigid.  Four urologists insisted right back that it could not possibly be the varicocele causing him the excruciating pain radiating throughout his groin/hips/pelvis/leg....

He has just tentatively  been DX'd with Crohn's, awaing biopsy and upper GI test results; I know I am on the UC forum, but this caught my eye anyway.

I have learned that folks with an IBD can experience extraintestinal symptoms like joint pain, skin problems, etc. so I am wondering if IBD could also have aggrevated his varicocele???

I hope that made sense.

--new crohn's wife

 

 

 

 

 


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NuffinButtTrouble
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   Posted 11/21/2007 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
UCreallySUCKS said...
I hope they're not saying to take viagra daily for CD or anything.  Don't think I'd enjoy walking around for hours each day with...well you know...


lol...you just made my day!

yeah  

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Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2007
Meds: Remicade, Primal Defense Ultra, Multi-vitamins (also iron, B12, Magnesium and Zinc), Flaxseed/Natures Bounty Fish Oil
Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid (natural anti-fungal) 600mg x2 daily
Carrot & Garlic supplements (natural anti-fungal) x2 daily
 

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