Anyone have this problem with colazal?

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butterfly1
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   Posted 12/3/2007 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I was just wondering if any one else has experienced these affects from colazal.  Ive been taking 3 colazal a day for just over two weeks now.  Heres the problem, im having the worse tummy grumbling and some nausea and diarrhea. Ive missed over a month of work now due to this flare.  I was having terrible abdominal pain and bleeding so i switched from asacol to colazal.  The diarrhea is very urgent and explosive, i dont dare leave the house.  I know i keep asking questions but im getting beyond desperate.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 
uc x 20 years
3 colazal a day
ativan 3 aday
ambien 1pm
vicodin as needed

tjf
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   Posted 12/3/2007 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
That's why we are here! I am sorry you are having such a tough time. I know I am a broken record but there is no way 3 Colazal a day is a flare dosage. Okay got that off my chest. Are you trying rectal meds? Have you tried any other maintainence meds? Have you considered 6mp or Imuran?

I have been on Colazal for over 2 years. I have never had any problems w/ it. That being said it wasn't enough to keep me in remission and I had to start Imuran. I do take a maintainence dose of Colazal while in remission. I am on 9/day b/c i had some pre-flare symptoms a couple of weeks back.

hang in there! Can you get in to see your GI soon?
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butterfly1
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   Posted 12/3/2007 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
tjf
I have an appointment with him tomorrow. Hes not in today but his nurse is supposed to page him and call me back. I just wish i knew what the heck was going on inside of me. I have mesamalamine enemas and canasa supps from before but i was waiting to see what my gi wanted me to do. I think its wierd that this gurgling and diarrhea has been going on since i caught the stomache flu from my son about a week ago. Im so trying to hang in there but i feel like im going crazy! Thanks again!

tjf
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   Posted 12/3/2007 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I got the tummy bug from my son last time this year (oh lordy the pain of thinking back on it!). I hate you are having such a hard time. I am glad you are seeing your GI tomorrow. I would write down all your questions so when you see him you don't forget anything. Please let us know what he says.
Tabitha (Tab)

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butterfly1
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   Posted 12/3/2007 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok tjf ill keep you informed. Thanks.

gaff
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   Posted 12/3/2007 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I, too, don't think you are taking enough Colazal to get a flare under control. I think most people take 9 a day to get things under control and then try to move to a lower dose once they are out of the flare. Also, add Rowasa to your regimen.
gaff
left-sided UC since 11/05
 Rowasa, Colazal, Calcium, Centrum
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