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    Symptoms after infliximab infusions

    Hi everyone, I had my first infliximab (remsima) infusion yesterday. I have proctitis which has not responded to any other treatment. I felt mostly OK during the infusion, a little flushed at one point and just generally drained towards the end. In the afternoon I felt kind of dizzy and...
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    Normal calprotectin, still have symptoms

    Hi everyone. I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (just in the final part of my colon so proctitis), through colonoscopy with biopsies. I also had a calprotectin test last year which came back at around 840. I've been having symptoms for months... Blood, mucus, diarrhoea, urgency, back and...
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    What to eat?

    Hi everyone. I'm still struggling to control my UC, and now I'm looking to diet to help alongside medication. I'm not necessarily wanting to eliminate everything, just to be careful and make a few changes, and keep a food diary too. I am already dairy free, as dairy aggrevates my breastfed...
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    Wanting to conceive

    Hi there! I have been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis this year. It started last year while I was pregnant but was just put down to pregnancy! I'm currently on prednisolone (not helping though). My boy will be one this month and we've started talking about when we might like another baby. Of...
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    Prednisolone not working

    Hi guys, me again sorry! I started 40mg oral prednisolone 10 days ago, with instructions to taper down 5mg per week, so I'm currently on 35mg. I have previously tried mesalazine suppositories, prednisolone enema and a rectal foam with no joy for my ulcerative colitis. I noticed a very, very...
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    Bloating after eating

    Hi guys! I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis earlier this year. I am on oral prednisolone now after various enemas didn't work. Things are very slowly improving I think! Something that's really bothering me though is the bloating. Every time I eat my stomach swells up, very noticeably. It's...
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    Prednisolone and mental health

    Hi all. I have been diagnosed with proctitis, which they believe is due to ulcerative colitis. I have been prescribed prednisolone retention enemas (I was originally prescribed colifoam but for some reason local pharmacies found it impossible to source). I am quite daunted about UC and am sick...
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    Dark streaks in stool

    Hi everyone. I have been given a preliminary diagnosis of proctitis after a colonoscopy with biopsies found inflammation in my rectum only. I usually have urgency, fresh blood, diarrhoea and alot of mucus, plus alot of bloating and occasional stomach pain. I have been prescribed asacol...
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    Biopsy explanation

    Hi there. I recently had a colonoscopy with about 10 biopsies take of the various areas of the bowel. I got preliminary results today, apparently the first stage in testing the samples involves dying of the samples or something? Anywho, all came back normal apart from the rectal samples. Which...
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    Symptoms getting worse, awaiting referral, help please!

    Hello everyone. I have been having problems which started as passing a little blood á year ago. Since then the blood has increased, I pass alot of mucus (both blood and mucus are mixed up in stool and on their own), increasing urgency to go (often just to pass blood/mucus, if I don't get to a...
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    Help, do I have IBD?

    Hi there, I'm new here after a little support and information please :) I'll try to keep this as short as I can but I do tend to ramble haha. I'm 26, female. Over the past few months I've been struggling with some unpleasant symptoms. It got put down to pregnancy (developed these symptoms...
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