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Ulcerative Colitis

Also known as Colitis - Ulcerative, Mesalazine for Ulcerative Colitis, Sulfasalazine for Ulcerative Colitis

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  • Mesazaline even when okay?

    Hi everyone,  I don't have a follow up until 25th September and I'm taking ASOCOL ( Mesazaline ) tablets three daily which is working for me. My question is do I keep taking these basically forever or can I stop them and carry on when I have a flare up?  Thank you

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  • Bleeding after ileostomy

    So I had an ileostomy 5 weeks ago to remove large intestine, rectum/anus still intact. I'm finding that I'm still bleeding from the back, now I know this is not uncommon but I just wanted to know if this is left and not removed are there any complications. I know a lot of people leave it attached...

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  • IBD and Orthopaedic Surgery

    I have ulcerative colitis and currently in a mild flare. Consultant isn't too concerned and suggests increasing regular maintenance dose of 2.4g pd Octasa to 4.8g but no immuno suppressants at this stage. Two weeks ago I had knee surgery by arthroscopy to repair damaged meniscus cartilage and am...

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  • Job prospects and having colitis

    Hi, I have a query about an occupational health report I have just completed having been offered a job as a driver for the NHS. One of the questions asked if I had ever been medically retired from a job. I worked as a police officer for 25 years until 2012, I had to leave because I had ulcerative colitis,...

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  • What were your symptoms and how were diagnosed?!

    I have been having stomach issues for about 2 years. It started off with me getting diarrhea. My stool was also yellow or green at times. Then came the toilet with blood. Immediately I panicked. I went to the doctor and all labs were normal except my Neutrophils which were elevated. I had a CT scan,...

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  • Reverse Osmosis Water Filter. Do You Have it?

    I'm curious if any of you guys with colitis have installed RO water filters in your homes?  I'm not diagnosed but have some symptoms. While I was thinking about possible cause of my problems RO water fillter crossed my mind. We're using them for years. I was perfectly healthy in years...

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  • Remission

    I was having a a flare up probably due to stress I started taking IB guard and plenty of ginger tea and pills and make smoothies with ginger and carrots I try to stay away from a lot of sugar I wish you well

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  • Update

    itsbeen a very long time since I’ve posted on the UC board.  I wanted to give you an update as to where I am with this now as I’ve had some extremely good results.  In my last post I was inthe mist of an 8 Mo th flair up.  I’d been put on some new medications and began taking tinctures...

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  • Does This Sounds Like UC?

    Hello, I'm not diagnosed, but would like to ask you guys if you have similar simptoms and to hear your opinion on my current situation. I'm 36 year old male, married, of good health, eating healthy, don't smoking/drinking, exercise from time to time. Have 2 bowel movements most of days,...

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  • Having trouble coping with prolonged UC flare.

    I would just like to know if anyone has some general advice on keeping positive during a horrible UC flare. I've been having this one since March; even been kept in hospital for it. I was put on steroids, but as I started to taper them off the symptoms came back worse than ever. I have an appointment...

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  • Could it be UC?

    Hi guys, About a month ago for the first time in my life I started experiencing severe abdominal discomfort and bloody diarrhea. After visits to multiple doctors I was prescribed a course of antibiotics which helped relieve the symptoms after a couple of days, and now my bowel movements are relatively...

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  • Apriso

    For my UC, the doctor gave me Apriso .375   Anybody have any experience with this? It's really hard to tell sometimes with these meds. When I had crohns, I was given Asacol and it seemed to do nothing.

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  • Cortiment side effects - Please help.?

    Hi everyone... I’m completely new to this (or any) forum.  I have just been diagnosed with UC after symptoms started 1.5years ago.  I was on a few treatments the last 6 months but as of last week I’m on Salofalk Granules, Salofalk Suppository, Budenofalk foam enema and cortiment (budesonide)...

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  • What to do emergency !??!

    currently taking  , Pentasa 1g suppositories 1 at night. but doctors currently give me prednisolone sodium Enema, it’s like a clear liquid, I must put 100ml into my anas. but how do I go about taking the tablet suppositorie with the liquid enema ?? What’s the best way to do this. I don’t want...

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  • Gaining weight back?

    my natural weight before colitis was 12 stone 4.  Now since I been diagnosed I went down to 10 stone 2 pounds, been in remission for 2 weeks, Gained 4-5 pounds in 2 weeks. is that a reasonable weight gain for the time ? I’m reLly self conscious of being skinny.

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  • I found relief

    I was having a flare for several weeks until I took. Ibgard taken before each meal two tablets I feel great now it can be purchased over the counter.(Walgreens)I am not on any other medications cuz I didn't want to take prescription meds with all the side effects . I'm just so happy that I found...

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  • Rectal bleeding increasing, need advice.

    Diagnosed fall 2016. Only symptom rectal bleeding, no pain etc. Prednisone had ended flares until 02/2018, but no longer works. Increased maintenance dose of Mesalamine to 4g/day for 3 weeks. Bleeding down to a trace. Back to maintenance dose and bleeding more than before. Lack of pain makes it hard...

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  • Antihistamine?

    anyone else notice positive things from antihistamines? doctor give me some because the pollen rate is VH. one week later I’m in remission. Energy back, weight coming back on. stool movements from 5-8 times a day down to 1 every 2-3 days, healthy poop, no blood, no mucus.... i really want people to...

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  • Possible relief for UC

    I found this article about a study of Rectal bismuth subsalicylate ( bismuth subsalicylate is essentially pepto bismal)  as therapy for ulcerative colitis. It seemed very promising and  that is worked for people so I wonder why this was never developed as a treatment?? Could it be...

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  • Proctocolectomy and Ileostomy Recovery Time

    Hi I have been told i need to have a total proctocolectomy and Ileostomy. I really want it so I can get back to having a normal life again but my only concern is work, I can't afford to go on SSP so just wondering what recovery time is like for this operation. Any advice would be great. TIA :-) 

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  • Predisolone Suppositories

    Hello i have been diagonsed with Ulcerative colitis (proctitis). its only 2cm in. i am still bleeding each time i go to the bathroom nowhere nearas bad when i first started having these symptoms in February but still bleeding. my doctor has prescribed predisolone suppositories for 3 weeks. when i take...

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  • Are the weighing scales lying to me?

    Where do i even begin!  So i been in flair on and off for 1 year exact, i become really slim due to not eating. i been eating on average 1400 calories a day. Maintaining a weight of (142 pounds) exact! So now the doctors have given me Pentasa Suppositories 1g, And its been just over a month and...

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  • UC and CKD

    Hi Anyone here with Ulcerative Colitis who has developed chronic kidney disease? Also did you have a positive ANCA test? Many thanks

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  • Smoking

    Had Crohn’s for years without any issues. I quit smoking this year and now after a colonoscopy, I was diagnosed with UC. Can there be a connection between the smoking and UC? Thanks Andrew 

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  • Homeopathic Treatment of Ulcerative colitis

    Hello. I have been suffering from UC since 2009. I took mesacol 800mg thrice a day reducing to 400 mg per day. But recently I took homeopathic remedy cupricum metallicum 30c 10 drops thrice a day and cured almost completely. Being Muslim  a spiritual wazifa method helped me healing. Now I don’t...

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  • Spiritual treatment of ulcerative colitis

    Dear, As I told you I had been suffering from UC since 2009. I used to take mesacol thrice a day. Apart from homeopathic medicine cupricum metallicum 30c. I have been advised to recite  Ya Salam ya Mumin ya Allah 100 time twice a day Ya Rahman ya Rahim Ya Kareem 109 times twice a day By the grace...

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  • Does ulcerative colitis respond to antibiotics?

    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum here, and new to having any bowel / gastro related issues. As of the last week I started experiencing abdominal symptoms, including urgent and frequent blood diarrhea and fairly severe abdominal cramping. Initially I went to the doctor who believed it was a bad...

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  • IBD - Possible flare up?

    The last time I was on here was about 4 years ago & that was complaining about rectal bleeding, well a couple of years later it got really bad & I went to hospital to be diagnosed with IBD (they don't know if it's Crohn's or Colitis, but are leaning towards left sided colitis) &...

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  • Constipation

    Looking for some advice for my father, he had a bad bout of cellulitis and has been on 2 lots of antibiotics. He is now suffering with constipation, so far we have tried increasing dosers of movical which has not worked, any suggestions please TIA

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  • Having full bowel removal in 2 weeks need advice

    Hi all , Im due to have the whole of my large colon removed in 2 weeks through key hole surgery. What i want to ask someone whos been through this is what should I expect as in what happens to you?  When you wake whats it like? Whats the pain like? Who helps with the stoma? What/when can i eat?...

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  • Multivitamins? Are they worth taking?

    Hi,  As I understand it, when you have a flare up ( or maybe in between also ) UC prevents the colon from absorbing nutrients like calcium etc. Is it worth taking calcium and multivitamin supplements to counter this?  Thank you

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