I have been having very watery diarrhea on and off since my Colonoscopy Nov 30th. The past few days it had gotten more constant, to the point of eating a cracker would send me running to the restroom immediatley afterwards. Also, my guts felt like they were constantly churning. I have has flares before, but usually bloody D and different than this, and I havent had it since Ive been on Remicade. I decided on Thursday to try my new perscriptions in hope that they would help my diarrhea and joint pain. I took 2 Prograf pills, 1st one in the morning and I seemed ok except for lots of D but figured that was just me. Took one later and still had D but took a Darvocet for the rectal pain and joint pain. Then before bed I took Cymbalta for the 1st time and skipped my anti-anxiety pill since I took the Cymbalta. WELL, at 2 am I woke up sweaty, shaking, and with a huge urge to vomit. I tried to force myself to puke but as soon as I went to the tiolet I had severe D again. I was shaking so much and felt like the room was spinning and soo weak. My husband woke up and was like what the heck? And I said maybe in the morning you could take me to the hospital. He said if you feel like you need to go, lets go now. My MIL came to take care of my kids. I looked soo pale. We went to the E.R. and while I was registering I went to the restroom and forced myself to puke and finally did, all I saw was what I think was the pills and water. I felt immediate relief although I was still so weak. Amazingly, I got a bed within a few minutes and was in a hallway. They ran out of pillows. They took some blood then gave me an IV of fluids. AHH I felt so much better but I wanted to sleep but couldn't. I felt hyper, like my eyes were wide open, maybe it was the Cymbalta? I would barely fall asleep and then wake up immediatley (I can't really sleep without my own bed anyways). They made me take chest and stomach Xrays, dumb. Once I got the IV I wanted to go home. The doc was talking about giving me a colonoscopy and I was like HELLO I got one 6 days ago and he was saying how he needed a stool sample to test for blood, DUH. I started thinking about the MRSA outbreak here and hearing people hacking and thinking about how I am on Remicade and I got scared. The nurse said I had to take 2 antibiotics first, Flagyl and another I didnt get the name of. The bags were so little but they had to run it slow so it took like 2 hours each bag. I finally fell asleep. The doctor woke me up and was yelling at me, why am I not taking hyrdo. enemas!?!!? I said because I already have a million times as well as the rowasa ones and they dont work for me. And he yelled that he was giving me a script for them and I BETTER take them, whatever. I was just like, get me outta here! I got out around 9 am and went home and slept till 1. I havent had any bowel movements since. I still feel kinda weak so all I can do is be on the computer. THE END LOL.
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcourt, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle...
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis with rectal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade
2007: Increased Remicade dosage to 660mg every 6 weeks, diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis and Fibromyalgia
Current meds: Remicade 660mgs every 6 wks, Lomotil, Tramadol, Darvocet, Clorazepate, new meds I am about to start: Prograf, Cymbalta, Lyrica