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Ulcerative colitis flare up or flu?

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Old 04-10-2010, 06:59 AM   #1
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Ulcerative colitis flare up or flu?

I was diagnosed with UC about 4 months ago. I've been taking 6 Asacol twice daily and this medication has given me my life back. I suddely developed diarrhea (no blood or mucous) over the past 24 hours. I also had a headache for over a day. (I get migraines also) I guess I'm trying to figure out if this is just the flu or is it a flare up of the colitis. I'm really concerned that the pills which I consider to be a life saver, stopped working. Can anyone with UC tell me about their flare up symptonms? Maybe I'm being overly concerned and just had the flu. I still had diah today. Thanksk for replying.

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Old 04-11-2010, 07:53 PM   #2
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Re: Ulcerative colitis flare up or flu?

I would bet its just a bug going through you. I can always tell the difference as the diarreah is less painful when I am sick as compared to when I am having colitis issues. Also colitis for me is usually a bad stool and then I am fine but when I am sick it can be bad for a day or so and then fine.

Old 04-12-2010, 06:14 AM   #3
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Re: Ulcerative colitis flare up or flu?

Thanks for your response. I'm thinking it was just a bug as you mentioned as the stool from colitis is as you said a "bad stool". The GI told me I could eat what I normally do except for greasy/fatty foods. It could have been from what I ate also. I've read on the message boards of so many others who have had Asacol stop working and that was my main concern. Thanks again.

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