What do you usually do to help manage UC related pain?
(participants could mark more than one option:)
Go to the bathroom — 19% or 355 UC’ers
Try to relax — 17% or 327 UC’ers
Go to sleep or take a nap — 13% or 241 UC’ers
Take a pain pill — 12% or 234 UC’ers
Other Option (see below) — 10% or 193 UC’ers
Sit down — 8% or 146 UC’ers
Nothing — 7% or 141 UC’ers
Take a shower — 5% or 100 UC’ers
Watch TV — 5% or 88 UC’ers
Meditate — 4% or 77 UC’ers
Question 3 —>
Other Options from participants were:
- Heat pack
- take buscopan
- heating pad
- microwave bean bag
- Oxy- 10 mg from my neck/ spine problems. Otherwise the docs have let me suffer until I have
- take some ginger
- use a hotpad
- I Pray to God all the time it works better than anything.
- Stretch, listen to music, focus on breathing, heating pads, ice packs, & massage
- Use a rice bag to sleep at night
- I change my diet for a few days until everything feels normal again! (i.e. no dairy, no caffiene, less vegetables (Fiber)
- heating pad
- I take a small piece of grated ginger ,it helps relieve the pain
- Change UC medications
- try to sleep as much as possible, withdraw from family and friends and co-workers because they can’t see what’s wrong – it’s not obvious.
- Take a bath with Epsom Salt, Lavender Oil & Baking Soda.
- Use a heat/wheat pack
- get a back rub
- heating pad on aching bones and muscles
- Heating pad
- Have chronic burning rectal pain that’s aggravated by riding, sitting or standing too long. Nothing seems to help.
- use a hot water bottle.
- lay down with a hot pad on my stomach.
- Use a heating pad
- Hot Bath, autogenous training (form of meditation), tapping cortosies,
- soak in the tub
- relief pain gel for pains in different parts of the body
- Sit on a hot-water bag or take a bath
- Smoke marijuana
- Deep breathing. I breath through it like I’m in labour and having a contraction!
- Take Bath
- Take OTC Tylenol.
- Read or look at a magazine, use a heating pad, take a xanax
- Immediately go back to a more strict diet.
- drink lots of water
- Drink plenty of water and eat healthy and not consume to much crappy food
- Put pressure on the area, play games on my phone to distract myself
- Remicade used to obliterate it.
- Infrared Sauna
- Use a heat pac.
- use a heat bag or magnesium oil rubbed into stomach
- Heat pad, peppermint tea, tomato soup (liquid diet)
- Wear comfortable clothes
- Deep slow breathing in a way that expands the stomach. Breathe in for six seconds, hold for six seconds, and release with the lips pursed as slowly as possible.
- Steroids if severe and prep H
- Massage my belly to aliviate. It’s usually gas.
- hemorrhoid suppository
- Asacol med & use my suppositories
- Drink a glass of milk
- I use gravol sometimes, it helps a lot, I relax and the pain usually subsides
- cortisone or mezzavant
- Chicken broth
- Apply cold pressed castor oil to unbleached cotton flannel, place on lower abdomen, cover w/ plastic wrap, and apply heating pad for 15 min.
- Sitz bath
- Yoga and stretching
- Dr. gave me dicyclomine which helps.
- remind myself that I have been in worse pain and then ignore it
- Take CBD oil
- Take anti spasmodics
- inflammatory aids like ground Turmeric helps with the arthritic pain
- take Tylenol or Turmeric or heating pad
- soak in the bath with epsom salts (magnesium sulphate)
- drink plenty of fluids
- Rowasa enema
- walk; read a book
- warm wheatgerm bag on stomach and foot massage
- Yoga and Acupuncture
- Medical Marijuana Indica candy 10mg to start – I do not smoke it
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