Posted 11/21/2007 10:01 AM (GMT -7)
When I wake up in the mornings and have a "stiffy"
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

Posted 11/21/2007 10:13 AM (GMT -7)
I agree w/Trixy when you know a fart is not going to be a Shart!
Also, when it feels like I am giving birth to my poo (meaning not having normal shaped bm's in a long while can hurt sometimes).
Beth, 32
UC Diagnosed March 2000 (30 cenitmeters)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly;Hydrocortisone e's tapering, Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60/40mg alt days 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Potassium 600mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.

Posted 11/21/2007 10:30 AM (GMT -7)
hahahaha, some of your responses had me giggling. I thought I was the only one with the farting thing.

Do I dare ask what a "stiffy" is? LOL.
Best Wishes,
Trixy (39)
dx Pancolitis, mild, w/more activity on left side & IBS
12 Asacol a day;
1 Rowasa at night during flare/1 a week during remission;
Nexium; Probiotic; Multi-Vitamin; Flax Seed Oil
UC manifesting to other organs: joints, eyes (Iritis) & skin (Erythema Nodusom)
Controlling w/MEDS & DIET (eliminating animal protein, white flour, sugar, dairy, eggs, & nightshade veggies)
Current Status:  11/2/07 Ending 5 month remission w/mini-flare :-(

Posted 11/21/2007 10:38 AM (GMT -7)

When I can enjoy a real meal!



Current meds are:
Asacol 6 pills a day
Lexapro 20 mg once a day
Ativan .5 mg when needed

Posted 11/21/2007 11:06 AM (GMT -7)
THERAREMIRACLES stated it best & for all time: "When you can fart without something else flying out into your pants!" / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])
Posted 11/21/2007 7:41 PM (GMT -7)
when the growling in my stomach/bowels doesn't sound like the titanic hitting an iceberg! (and yes, barnes and noble...saved me so many time...also starbucks, surprisingly).
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery

VSL #3
Amitriptyline to slow gastric emptying

Posted 11/21/2007 10:05 PM (GMT -7)
Yes, I'm on board with the dry fart consensus. When a dry, 10 second, 4 octive fart sounds like angels above singing the Hallelujah, I feel better. Not decorating my shorts with mucous is definitely a bonus.
Male - Age 39
Diagnosed in 1988
Moderate Pan Colitis 10 years ago, but mild and fairly controlled since then
40mg Pred 30mg Pred 25mg Pred 20mg 15mg Pred
100mg Azathioprene
1600mg Asacol
Calcium Supp
Fish Oil Supp (or Flax Seed)
20mg Omeprazole

Posted 11/22/2007 6:47 AM (GMT -7)
You guys are too funny! LOL
~Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal (9 daily), 6mp (50-100mgs), Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia, Pro-Bio, Hydrocortisone enemas**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa** 
~Allergies - Singulair, Astelin(got the script - just haven't tried it yet!)~
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc~
~Fibromyalgia - '06~
@--->--Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC--<---@


Posted 11/22/2007 7:53 AM (GMT -7)
yeah  Too funny, I agree with the farting too!  Also, when I am starving and crave sweets!  Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Posted 11/22/2007 8:34 AM (GMT -7)
Yep, farting with no surprises added in, along with the decrease in urgency and blood.
Dx:  2006
Meds:  None so far. Garlic works to ease flares. My GI laughed when I told him and said it was just coincidence.
Diet:  Regular fresh garlic, Biobest yogurt daily, Omega 3 supplements, very limited junk food, carbs and processed food, low fat diet.  Lots of fresh fruit and veggies (limited potatoes). 
Added: tumeric and probiotics.

Posted 11/28/2007 12:25 PM (GMT -7)
NuffinButtTrouble said...
When I wake up in the mornings and have a "stiffy"



Hahaha.... nice...
Male 36yrs old. Indeterminate Colitis 6 yrs.


multi vitamin

Posted 11/29/2007 12:41 AM (GMT -7)
You're on the mend when you go to your favorite store, ect., and actually have to remember where the restrooms are!

Colon gone. No farting allowed :)
Posted 11/29/2007 10:23 AM (GMT -7)
Oh wow! I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one who gets the wet farts during a flare.  The absense of that and any blood or horrid urgency like I'm about to pass a bowling ball is also an a-okay sign for me.
Left sided UC 3 years
Current Meds: Lialda 3 in the Morning
Rowasa when needed or Canasa
Multi Vitamin/Mineral
Fish oil

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