Patient Comments: Colitis - Describe Your Experience

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Comment from: Mcjames, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 09

I had gallbladder removal 10 days ago with no complications. Then 1 week after surgery, I had severe pain and nausea, made a trip to the hospital, and was diagnosed with colitis. I was given IV Flagyl and Cipro in the hospital, now taking them for another 2 weeks orally.

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Comment from: Platypus, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 22

I had colitis. There was onset of febrile-type symptoms, and 6 hours later, large soft stool patched with blood. Then frequent watery or mucus stools, about every hour. At 24 hours they were green and watery. At 6 hours, the worst symptom was very severe generalized muscle pain, with weakness, increasing over hours till I could not get off the floor. I went to Accident and Emergency, subsequently cultured and found campylobacter. CRP was 127; no myoglobinuria, and no muscle enzyme rise. Fluid and antibiotics were given. It got resolved in day 2 or 3.

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Comment from: Joyce, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: August 10

I have had lower abdomen pain for three months. I had a C scan and it revealed colitis Inflammation. My doctor put me on Flagyl and Cipro. I have real loose bowels that are dark in color. The pain so far is still there. I never know when I am going to have a bowel movement. I have lots of gas with a bowel movement. I hope that I can get better. I am 81 years old and this is terrible pain.

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Comment from: Anita, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 08

I have suffered with colitis for over 2 years now. I am not on any medication because I did not want to risk the side effects, especially when my doctor said they may not even work. I have tried probiotics, diet changes, etc. I also have acid reflux. I never knew a natural body function could be so painful. I have sat in a tub of warm water and cried on many occasions. One of the main things I don't understand is I don't lose any weight at all. It seems I have to go to the bathroom 10 minutes after a meal so it's like food goes right through, but no weight loss.

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Comment from: pawpawdoug, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 20

I have been battling colitis for 8 years. I have been on Entocort from the start, started with 3 a day and then after several months 2 a day. I was on that for a year and a half then 1 a day. I still got flare ups with no rhyme or reason, though I have watched what I would eat. When I have flare ups 2 weeks or longer I will not leave the house. I had at first lost a lot of weight. I was still working so I would eat nothing going in at the top end that didn't run out of the bottom end. I went from 185 to 164 lb. I feel run down all the time and lower back is a killer. I went a year and a half lately with no flare up. The doctor during this time worked me down to skipping two days and taking 1 capsule. I have retired and in this last good stretch been eating anything and topped the 208 lb. mark but have not had a flare up now for 4 weeks, yippee!

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Comment from: Boomer, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

I was diagnosed with colitis and treated with Cipro and Flagyl. Also I have pain in my back which coincides with the stomach pain.

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Comment from: Sam 200, Male (Patient) Published: January 24

I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in the year 2000 at the age of 38. My symptoms were very severe, but in the years after I was able to control my disease and have it in remission. I had a colonoscopy about 5 years ago and my doctor told me that there is no evidence of an active colitis and my colon had fully healed and looks very health. Yes it is true, I was able to have my disease in a permanent remission by taking this medication and thus have a cure for the severe colitis that I once had.

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