I had a colonoscopy in November of 09 where I was diagnosed with UC after going through the majority of 09 with the horrible symptoms that come with it. My doctor had me continue with Asacol which never worked by itself, and put me on a weeks supply of a Canasa Suppository and Prednisone. Within a week all symptoms were gone. After 3 weeks of still taking Prednisone I was crawling out of my skin so I stopped cold turkey which was hell for 3 days. Everything was good for 3 months but then it slowly but surly started to come back. This time I did the exact same thing, but continued with the Canasa and was prescribed Ativan to help with the Prednisone jitters. I was pretty much symptom free this time in 3 weeks. I have slowly decreased the dosage of Prednisone while continuing to take the Ascaol & Canasa which is easy to do. Soon I will stop the Prednisone for good. Some say they don't think food contributes to UC, but I beg to differ. Spicy foods do and cutting down on salt helps in my opinion. Hope this helps if anyone needs a tip on what Meds to take, or to do for this unfortunate disease.
When I get out of the hospital this time, one of the first things I will do when I get home is to pack a small bag with toiletries for my next middle-of-the-night ER trip. I was so weak with dehydration that I did not feel like putting anything together for myself. Of course they admitted me and I have been here for 3 days now. I do have family that can bring things to me, but I know what I like to have and I hate to have someone make an extra trip in here just to bring me a toothbrush or whatever. So, that is something that I will make sure I keep together in the hall closet from now on!View Thread
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Most of you have heard this, but for you Newbies.. Trust me on this tip. Pamper your Bum, to keep your bum from getting raw and sore use moist toilettes that are flushables each time you go if possible. I prefer Preparation H wipes or Tucks, and I keep them in each bathroom and keep portables ones in my purse and car.
For those of us, who go many times a day toilet paper is too much for bottoms and its hard to clean an area that hurts when you wipe. To prevent any clogging, only flush one down at a time.
You can buy portable Preparation H wipes at Drugmart and Walgreens. I piurchase my Tucks and wipes for at home at costco. They are small price to pay for less pain.
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