Question #1: Have you ever experienced pain that you think is associated with your ulcerative colitis?
Question #2: What do you usually do to help manage UC related pain?
|✓||Try to relax|
|✓||Go to sleep or take a nap|
|Take a shower|
|✓||Go to the bathroom (to poop)|
|✓||Take a pain pill|
|✓||Other: Hot Bath, autogenous training (form of meditation), tapping cortosies,|
Question #3: Have you ever taken a pain medication to help manage UC related pain?
Question #4: What type of pain medication(s) have you taken to help manage your UC pain?
|Over the Counter(OTC) pain medications (no prescription needed)|
|Prescription pain medications|
|I don’t take any pain medications|
|✓||Other: Novaminsulfon drops.|
|Comment: Doctor prescribed this cause other types of pain killers aren’t suited for colitis patients.|
Question #5: What is the name of the pain medication you think works the best for you?
Question #6: Any comment or thoughts you would like to add for other UC’ers to read about…here is the place:
For my last flare up I had to increase my sulofalk dosage. Thankfully it settled back down after about 4 days.
After a major flare up that was lingering for 2 years, then got so bad was in the hospital for 5 days, was on cortisone foam for 6 weeks, took all the pain and inflammation down (was so great to be ‘normal’ with my bowels, and not have to worry about my diet. Which brought my stress levels down too.). Was also on azotheroprine for about 10 weeks. I was in total remission so I could come off it (as I may want another baby and they advise that it is not good to be pregnant while on immunosuppressives). I now remain faithful with the sulofalk as I don’t want another flare up.
Also I am working weekly with a psychologist as it is related to my emotional/physical stress. It is helping a great deal. Also working with some energy therapy, calming the solar plexus chakra. Getting in touch with my body and the signs of stress and how to turn it off/ or clam it.