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wildfire07
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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted Today 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry, I'm still learning about all these meds, etc...but what is ativan?  Is it UC related?  or for something else?  Just cause I've heard of it before & didn't speak up...  thanks!
             
 
Diagnosed with UP Sept. 2007-2nd opinion & 2nd colonoscopy confirmed UP, & UC old pain & new pain, it's spreading...Dec. 2007
misDiagnosed with Degenerative Arthritis, 2006
2 4 asacol 3x daily for UC/UP. 
Canasa suppositories, also 3x  daily,
3tsp. Donnatol every 6 hours, as needed
1 20mg tab aciphex daily
1-2 depacote 3x daily for bipolar disorder
 


tjf
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   Posted Today 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I found this for you....just cut and paste into your browser:

http://www.drugs.com/ativan.html
Tabitha (Tab)

100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-9 a day, Acidopholis Pearls, Nexium

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princesscolon
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   Posted Today 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
As far as I know, it is used in hospitals to relax people and it is strong.  They used it on my Grandpa after he had an aneurism in his aorta.  He went crazy on it!  He ripped his diapers off and had to be restrained.  When we had him switched to something else, he was not like that.  My Mom was on it, and she pulled her tracheotomy right out of her throat and they had to restrain her too... she told me there were bugs on the ceiling... we had requested no Ativan for her, but, sure enough, that's what she was on!  Once she was off it she didn't act like that anymore.  I would never try that drug personally.

Adrienne,27
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-660mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia
Current meds: Remicade 660mgs every 6 wks, Lomotil, Tramadol, Darvocet, Clorazepate, new meds I am about to start: Prograf, Cymbalta, Lyrica


jujub
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   Posted Today 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Ativan is in the same group of drugs as valium. It is used to calm anxiety. Most people don't have the type of reaction described above, but if two people in your family have had that reaction, you probably shouldn't take it.

This is a great site for information on drugs, herbals, etc.:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
 
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine and Remicade. Completely off steroids for more than a year now! In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 
Now tapering Azathioprine, please pray for me.
 


Another UC wife
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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted Today 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
my friend needs to take that before a flight as she is very anxious and afraid to fly - it works wonders for her - that is the only time she takes it and she tolerates it just fine

61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07  Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days.  150mg Imuran 2 1/2 mg prednisone & tapering, 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 40 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs  Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month


wildfire07
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 61
   Posted 12/16/2007 7:22 AM (GMT -7)   
you are all so awesome! I look at the lists of meds for some of you & feel so very bad for you, and at the same time I know that if I'm not careful, I could so easily take a turn for the worse myself...i've been misdiagnosed so many times & these sypmptoms have been around for so very long, it's a wonder I'm not more sick (not that having the UC spreading all over the place isn't sick too)! Example: I just woke up at 5:30 am my time after laying down for a nap at about 3pm yesterday afternoon...I'm exhausted. At least I have here 2 come to when the rest of the house is sleeping...& I'm making my bathroom runs...Luv U All!!!
             
 
Diagnosed with UP Sept. 2007-2nd opinion & 2nd colonoscopy confirmed UP, & UC old pain & new pain, it's spreading...Dec. 2007
misDiagnosed with Degenerative Arthritis, 2006
2 4 asacol 3x daily for UC/UP. 
Canasa suppositories, also 3x  daily,
3tsp. Donnatol every 6 hours, as needed
1 20mg tab aciphex daily
1-2 depacote 3x daily for bipolar disorder
 

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