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I had a flare up of Colitis about three weeks ago (I was under some stress having had a knee op followed by two DVT scares - both negative fortunately). I had also had two lots of antibiotics a few earlier still for a gum boil. (I am beginning to sound like a wreck but am usually very healthy. When the colitis flare started all had been quiet for some years but it did seem to be a nasty flare up. I usually take 2 Asacol tablets to maintain control so increased these to 6 a day but sadly with no improvement after two weeks.
we had a short break planned and went ahead last weekend but it now seems that I must have eaten something that didn't agree with me as I now have all the symptoms of Gastroenteritis on top of the colitis. Not meaning to be too graphic, basically even more frequent bowel movements and watery motions. It seems useless to continue with the Asacol which didn't seem to be working and would probably pass straight through anyway. I am unsure how to proceed and getting quite worried as I dare not move more than a few feet from the bathroom so am basically bedridden at the moment on account of my relationship with the bathroom! Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I am a 63 yr old female, still working (usually anyway) and reasonably active.
it is now becoming increasingly difficult to know the difference between the colitis the gastro problem.
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