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   Posted 12/4/2007 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
i was just wondering if a muscle relaxer like valium would help? I'm thinking that it would relax the spasms that cause pain and maybe there would be less movemements if the spasms were cut down?
Mom to 19 year old daughter diagnosed 11/07.

Trixy's Got Butt Trouble
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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 12/4/2007 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor had me on an anti-spasm med when I was first diagnosed. They were these tiny little pills that I put under my tongue. They dissolved and worked wonders. I think the name of the med started with an "N". It's been years since I've taken them.

Good luck!
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 :-(

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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 12/4/2007 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
When I was really ill my GP let me take cough syrup that had codeine in it at night. That way my colon relaxed and shut down for the night so I could sleep.
All it did was make it so I had to go to the bathroom during the day and sleep at night instead of visa versa that had been happening before.
Current Meds

Asacol 4 tabs 2x daily
Forvia once a day
Probiotic twice daily
Methotrexate 3 pills once a week
Actonel once a week
Calcium supp.
Omega-3 once daily
Tenth Remicade infusion Early December

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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 12/4/2007 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I've always taken Dicyclomine (prescription) it's an antispasmotic. Works great! I can only take it right before bed tho, makes me pretty drowsy
Dx'D in 1990. Remission 1991 - 1/2005
Both flares were in extremely stressful times in my life
Colonoscopy 10/2005 80% of Colon diseased, or as I like to say "Intestinely challenged"
*****9/2007 dumped my GI who I refer to as "Satan" New GI, new med TOTAL remission with in 2 weeks.
Colazal 9 capsules a day*****

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