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uctoolong
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   Posted 11/26/2007 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
hi everyone,
I have been feeling better from meds and also the accupuncture that I am receiving, however I just had a couple of days where I have bright red blood. I am feeling much better, no abd. pain, cramping, fever, tenderness or anything. I have a little rectal pain, do you think this is just an internal hem. or something? I feel better than I have in a long time, I don't even have my usual mucos. 

princesa
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   Posted 11/26/2007 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like hemmorhoids to me. Your doc could tell you for sure.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years. Down to 10 mg and feeling much better.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 


uctoolong
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   Posted 11/26/2007 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, That is what I thought too. I feel good and it is quite a lot of new blood , only a couple of times a day and only when I go to the BR.

Susiebuddy
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   Posted 11/26/2007 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like Hemmi's to me also. When I first start bleeding from a flare, it's usually preceeded by a bit of nausea and a general overall "Yucky" feeling... Keep an eye on it though, you never know... as everyone is different :)
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UMDTerp2001
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   Posted 11/26/2007 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
From what I can tell the hemmie blood is bright red fresh looking, internal is not as fresh from what I recall. The difference from my end, no pun intended, is night and day but I guess it depends on the person
 
 
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uctoolong
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   Posted 11/26/2007 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
Thanks for your reply, I am thinking the same thing. I try to not think the worst every time, I guess I will have to give in and get it checked to be sure. I am somewhat afraid of conventional medicine, not so sure that I am comfortable with immune suppression ect.
If you don't mind my asking, did your diagnosis follow any period of time that was stressful or had you stopped smoking or had a virus such as CMV, Mono, or EB?
Do you try any dietary changes?
Just tell me if I am asking questions that are too personal!

quincy
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   Posted 11/27/2007 12:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I'd suspect either a fissure or that you're starting to flare if you're having discomfort/pain to the point of feeling like your butt is straining to have a bm.

You'll know soon enough if it's a flare....regardless, if you have any rectal suppositories...over the counter or prescribed...use them. Or, you can try a hemorrhoid ointment.

I don't know what caused my UC....but it was after a violent and lengthy case of diarrhea...I suspect it was a bacterial infection of some kind. My family doctor didn't do stool samples..too bad. Almost 3 years later, the bleeding started and the GI did stool samples and other tests, nothing showed up...so, I think whatever the reason for the initial diarrhea, it was long gone, but left a mark as the trigger for UC.

I also have familially inherited autoimmune disorders and they do run on both sides of my family. So, I come by it quite honestly. I have no kids by choice.

quincy
*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 11/27/2007 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   
uctoolong said...
If you don't mind my asking, did your diagnosis follow any period of time that was stressful or had you stopped smoking or had a virus such as CMV, Mono, or EB?
Do you try any dietary changes?
I had a bad case of mono in college and have had a recurrence just recently (many years later). At the time I was diagnosed, I'd suffered with what I guess was a bout of the flu for over a week. My GP put me on a broad spectrum antibiotic which almost immediately caused cramping, bleeding and constant D. A couple of days later, my GI did a flex sig and gave me the UC diagnosis.
 
I've found dietary changes to be very helpful in managing my UC and achieving remission. If you're interested in learning more, I'd suggest the following books:
 
Breaking the Vicious Cycle
 
The New Eating Right for a Bad Gut
 
Listen to Your Gut
http://www.crohnsalternative.com/


Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years. Down to 10 mg and feeling much better.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 


uctoolong
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   Posted 11/27/2007 7:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for all of the responses. I asked about the virus thing because of new info regarding CMV type viruses and UC. I did have that myself before.

Thank you for the book recomendations, I do also find that dietary changes help me.I have read some of the books available such as The Makers DIet, Self healing Colitis,
I am really interested in reading LIsten to your gut.
Maybe everybody does not get relief from dietary changes and supplements, perhaps it depends on the cause of their problem. I also think that dietary changes are really hard for some people to make.

I also have to report that I am seeing many wonderful changes due to the accupuncture, I did not expect or look for it to change my level of stress. I have not felt this good in years. I would think that this would have to have a positive effect on disease of any sort. I would do it even if this is the only effect, I had a great holiday and had 25 people over for dinner!

quincy
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   Posted 11/28/2007 2:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Not all foods agree with everyone...trial and error, if some foods bother you to the point of discomfort or distress, don't eat them.


Many confuse food issues with UC.....an inflamed and flaring gut will rush anything out as quickly as possible.

It's awesome you're feeling better....your perspective and outlook and how you deal will definitely have an effect. The cycle of mind/body connection is very strong...the cycle can have a negative effect or a positive one. I've experienced both downward and upward spiral. I like the upward one much better.


quincy
*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 !!!


kazygirl
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   Posted 11/29/2007 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   
princesa, have you actually bought the Listen to Your Gut book?

it sounds like another one of those "miracle" things... have u read it and has it worked for you?

im tired of spending mad amounts of cash on these things only to have them be another scam.
steph - 31 year old female - diagnosed UC in 2000
started as proctitis and now is pancolitis..this year long flare is now severe on left side only to splenic flexure. 
50mg prednisone 1x day with breakfast 5 weeks now.. will taper next week by 10mg every 5 days.
2x 500mg mesalazine 2x morning & night - colifoam enima 1x at night - 1/2 endone every 6 hours for pain
now taking calcium supps for pred side effects - got lots of those!
50mg imuran 1x day 8pm to have a baby - VSL#3 didnt work - Aloe Elite didnt work - Budesonide didnt work
ive lost 40+lbs and my legs look like sticks ... ewww
 
 

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