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Ulcerative Colitis

Also known as Colitis - Ulcerative, Mesalazine for Ulcerative Colitis

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  • So nervous

    Well my colonoscopy is this week. So nervous feel sick. About everything. Fingers crossed its all good. One thing i have noticed after my new specialist told me was to keep a diary of trigger foods. Last 2 weeks i find oils, spices, nuts and maybe cheese cauce my problems. And been on metamucil for 2...

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  • Sleeping on Prednisolone

    Hi, I don't seem to be getting much luck in responses recently.  Hopefully this one someone way be able to help with? Just started prednisolone for 9 weeks (tapering) again and already struggling with sleeping.  I am really tired but then for example last night i had about 1 hours sleep...

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  • Tumeric - bad side effefcts

    Hi, I've not had much luck with replies recently.  Does anyone have any experience of tumeric tablets?  I've read it's good for ulcerative colitis and also arthritis (of which I have both). I started taking it about 2 weeks ago. I went it at full dosage of 3 a day (recommended...

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  • 50 shades of UC

    Okay so I think I'm a "newbie" to UC but I've been feeling isolated more and more and decided I needed to share my story to those who just might understand that it's not just "having the s***s": I was diagnosed in 2015 after contracting CDiff at work in a skilled nursing...

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  • Doctors rang me, before scheduled appointment

    Hi guys my new gastro rang me yesterday to say i am booked in for a colonoscopy in 2 weeks time. My bloods were fine but stool test came back as Calprotectin high level! So i have googled it, says ulcerative colitis, Crohn. I am so worried now feel sick. Can inflamation be ibs as well? I have no fever,...

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  • **One for the Ladies**

    Hi Ladies,  Do any of you suffer some symptoms when it's "time of the month" or just before? I have always been very lucky in that department and never suffered bad periods.  For years i was on the pill then i got UC so had the implant fitted.  All was going well for the...

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  • Proctitis

    Hi all I was diagnosed for a 2nd time yesterday with proctitis after a sigmoidoscopy . I was given an enema beforehand to clear me out . I've always said I only have symptoms of red blood with bowel movements and brown mucus with gas when I'm constipated ( this happens a lot). I was given pentasa...

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  • Uceris (Budesonide) withdrawal symptoms...

    Hi, I'm recently diagnosed with moderate ulcerative colitis and GI prescrbed Uceris for 8 weeks. Said that there were no side effects since no withdrawal. No other meds taken. I tried to taper Uceris and believe it is having strong systemic effects on me. My doctor said I should be able to taper...

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  • Stomach Cramps and Sick Feeling - Any Advise?

    Hi, For the last week i have been experiencing sharp stomach pains followed by an overwhelming feeling of sickness.  This happens for only about a minute or so every hour or so.   Does anyone else experience this and do you have any advise on how to over come this? I have been taking Buscopan...

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  • Struggling to be diagnosed 😞

    Been really sick since March 2017 . (Had these flare up for about 15 years )Up to 23 bowel movement a day a lot of pain and cramping .So tired , and getting depressed . Had a ct scan it showed in larger Lymph nodes , that was in Feb , Got into have the scopes done and the Dr . told me I have ulcerative...

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  • Ulcerative colitis?

    Hi everyone, Being in the process of diagnosing what is wrong with me (I am waiting for the referral for a colonoscopy to finally go through), I was wondering if any of you had a return of experience/advice regarding my symptoms. Long story short, I have been having bowel issue since January this year,...

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  • vedolizumab vs humira

    Given the choice what treatment would you chose? The side affects of humira look frightening when compared to the vedolizumab. The convenience of applying humira from home doesnt come into it, Im more concerned safety and reliance of the drug I pick. Any advice would be great thanks Im leaning towards...

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  • Stoma and pregnant

    Hi there I had my ilestomy in September 2015 and had emergency bowel op 13th Feb 2017 due to adhesions my small Bowel twisted went black and had to be removed I am now pregnant 15 weeks is there anyone who has been pregnant with a stoma I feel very alone at the moment x

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  • Arthritis... I hope it's not just me.

    I've recently developed back problems and I put off going to doctors for afew months as I assumed it was something I pulled in the gym.  I had blood tests last week and I got a call back from the dosctrs yesterday to see the doctor. He told me my blood tests are positive for either inflammation...

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  • Feacal incontinence at work

    I am a teacher and quite often experience feacal incontinance at work. I wear sanitary pads, and so have to dispose of these in the sanitary bins at school. All of the female staff have been sent an email saying that the company who clean/ change the bins have complained about feacallu soiled pads and...

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  • Newly diagnosed and at college

    I was recently diagnosed a couple weeks ago. It has been incredibly hard to manage everything. Especially my new medication. Plus I am starting my second year of college. Which along with being excited for I am scared. I am just figuring out how to handle everything. I kind of expected everything to...

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  • Probiotics recommendations

    After 4 clear years I have had a flare up of proctitis. Been on predfoam for last two weeks not getting better or worse. For the first time with this flare up I am expreriencing aches and pains in lower back, legs and toes (of all places). Do others experience similar? i understand probiotics can help...

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  • Prostate swelling Due to Ulcerative Colitis of the Rectum?

    I think I have asked this before, but here we go again. I am 48 years old and have been having trouble urinating. It seems to me that it is my Prostate and my Uro thinks so as well. I have told both my Uro and my Gastro that it all started with the onset of this flare of UC. I have pain in front where...

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  • Present Flare Up Further

    Hi All, I think i am quite lucky compared to some of you and only seem to have a flare up about every 12 month.  Currently on 400mg of Pentasa a day.  Today appears to be day 1 of a flare.  Last night i did have a super hot chilli pizza (not usually a problem).  I dont particulally...

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  • Do pentasa suppositories work for you?

    Hi, Has anyone got experience of suppositiroes working when experiencing a mild flare? I have just this weekend started a flare - albeit currently quite mild.  I have suppositories and i am currently using them but not sure if they will clear it?   I am trying to avoid going to steroids...

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  • UC and breast Augmentation

    I have had mild Proctitis for the last 5 years now, I am 22 and cannot get my weight over 7 stone, which is very underweight. I currently control my proctitis with 6 x 400mg asacol a day and have no current symptoms. I have lost a considerable amount of weight, this has completely knocked my confidence...

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  • I have now been advised to have full colon removal

    Hi all after being diagnosed with indeterminate colitis I was placed on maselazine and steroids, however I have still been having flare ups so I went back to the consultant and was advised I would not be able to go onto immune suppresents due to being on anti retro vitals, so the only cause of action...

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  • Mezavant for UC

    Hello all I was diagnosed with UC 20 years ago but only ever had 3 flare ups. First two went with Pred. The recent flare up has lasted almost a year. Am exhausted. After 3 lots of Pred I moved to asacol which made me worse so I stopped. Recently my GI asked me to try Mezavant and the first few days...

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  • Due to start humira?

    Hello people hope everyone is keeping well, ive got uc, and have had a bad year with it so far cant seem to keep myself in remmission so now they wana start me on humira! Theres alot of mixed reviews about it and one min im ok with it then one min i dnt wana start it?? Any advice on the drug? Good and...

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  • aiz aiz

    Streak of blood in stool

    Hi, I'm a Male - 27. I've had episodes of constipation during my entire life...but things used to get resolved quickly. For the last 2 year (2015-2016) My constipation has been slightly alleviated, which could be the possible result of a bad diet and Alcoholic tendencies. I've had a period...

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  • Forgive me for asking

    Please forgive me for asking on this group, I havnt been diagnosed with any IBD. I've had a lot of stomach issues for two years now and have been diagnosed with GERD last year. But I've had bowel issues for two years and havnt had a regular bowel since then. I have sever tummy cramps and Just...

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  • No oral medication is working for me

    Hi, I was diagnosed 8 months ago with mild left sided UC, i fell very ill where nothing was helping me. After 9 weeks on steroids and on a steady road on mecapturine I felt on top of the world for 2 months. Then was told my bloods were too high and liver function wasn't working on this one miracle...

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  • How long can a flare up last during colitis

    Hi..i was on this recently about my 18 year old son who was recently told may have colitis, but only thing was he wasnt loosing weight...now he is...how long can a flare up last....im worried sick for him as he is a talk healthy lad and now this is having a horrible affect...and Im helpless as a mother...please...

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  • Nicotine therapy to Counter Ulcerative Colitis Flare

    I am a 32 year male ex-smoker with mild to moderate left sided Ulceraive Colitis, diagnosed 3 years ago. I gave up smoking a while before symptoms appeared. I've recently gone into a flare, and did some reading about the different options out there. I stumbled across a forum discussing nicotine and...

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  • help

    so i havent been diagnosed with anything yet. i have a doctor appointment in a week. but for the couple years ive had occasional blood in my stool. i talked to my doc about it before, but at the time it seemed to me like it was cause by dairy. and for the most part only affected me when i had a lot of...

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