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babyby3
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   Posted 2/17/2009 5:18 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
           Hi all,
             Does anyone recommend a good multi or some supplements???  I think I'm going to try and get B-12 shots once a month for a while.  I also am on remicade need to boost my immune system.....
                              Thanks  Sheri

Kriss
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   Posted 2/17/2009 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I get B-12 shots once every 4 weeks since my surgery in 2001 and they make a world of difference! I also take 2 multi-vitamins a day. I take them separately because taking them both at once tends to make me a bit queasy. I use the Target brand, which is comparable to Centrum Complete. Good luck!
32 year old female... diagnosed with Crohn's/Colitis at age 16, then with Proctitis in 2005... right hemi-coloctomy April 2001 (removed 12 inches)... currently taking 100mg 6MP, Canasa, acidolpholus, Protonix, tapering dose of 40mg Prednisone... considering Remicade


HM
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   Posted 2/17/2009 5:49 AM (GMT -7)   
My GI told me to take the kids chewable Flinstones with iron. I said "yuck" and he told me it really was a complete vitamin that absorbes well due to it being chewed. My friend who was preg a few years back was told the same thing when she couldn't swallow the pre-natal vitamins. Go figure:)

35/f   proud single mom of 2

Diagnosed with GERD/Acid Reflex 2002

Diagnosed with IBS 2007

Diagnosed with UC, then Crohn’s 2008

Current medications: Endcort 3mg 2X daily, Pentasa 2 500mg caps 2X daily, Prilosec 20 mg 2X daily (if needed), Probiotics, Calcuim/Mag/Vit.D. Flinstones multi with Iron and Vit. C 500mg daily


mtgman
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   Posted 2/17/2009 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
i've read some stuff that says chewing is better and does help absorbtion since digestion begins with the enzymes in your saliva...makes sense. and they taste good too! yum! haha

hspenser
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   Posted 2/17/2009 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   

some of the most recent studies suggest that almost all oral tabs are non-effective.  Might want to talk to the doctor about injections...they seem the most effective.  

Overall the studies suggest that the only real way to get our required dose is through our foods....lot of good that does folks like us who are absorption challenged.


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tried Naltrexone Jan. 19, 2007 Stopped the Naltrexone July 28th...started Humira Aug 31st, 2007...current dose one shot every week. Also nightly dose of mesalamine.
Surgery Nov 4th, 2008 removed 30 inches of small bowel.
 Crohns is currently active and has been since April of 2005
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LMills
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   Posted 2/17/2009 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
My GI recommended any multivitamin as long as it has vitamin B and folic acid. I take a prenatal vitamin without any gluten, dairy, or sugar since it gives me everything I need without being too harsh on the stomach.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 5 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


babyby3
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   Posted 2/17/2009 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
    
 
           Is there any certain brand of the prenatal??  I went to Whole Foods and te women was trying to sell me this vitamin for $40.   I did get a B12 today.
 
                Sheri

LMills
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   Posted 2/17/2009 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   
http://www.walgreens.com/store/product.jsp?id=prod4118024&CATid=100150&skuid=sku4116894&V=G&ec=frgl_522561&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=sku4116894

I use that kind. Ten dollars isn't bad for what they're giving. The pills are a little on the large size, but they are surprisingly easy to swallow. I feel a lot better getting those nutrients in as well.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 5 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


babyby3
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   Posted 2/17/2009 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   

 

 

                      Thanks for that info.  How funny I was actually at Walgreens today.

                           Sheri


LMills
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   Posted 2/17/2009 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm actually surprised they had these. I found them by accident after choosing a kind that didn't work out from the Vitamin Shoppe..
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 5 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


CrazyHarry
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   Posted 2/18/2009 8:09 PM (GMT -7)   
the only multi i can really recommend is the vitamin code by garden of life. it is more food based than the others out there.

the best supplement is real food. if you eat correctly you wont need supplements. eat more of the healthy stuff you know you should be eating but dont and stop eating all the junk food. most of us are not deficient in everything, so you dont necessarily need a multi. get blood work done to find out what you are low in and then supplement accordingly. your body does have reserves for everything. it also wont get back to normal over night either with supplements as it will need to build up its reserves once depleted, and that can take time. so with everything new, you need to slowly ratchet up to a loading dose and then once you stabilize you can back down to a maintenance dose or quit altogether if the particular supplement is no longer necessary.
Crazy Harry

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Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


gachrons
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   Posted 2/19/2009 4:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I take Via Vim 50+ by Jamieson and a B-12 shot once a month. I disagree with the comments about them not helping. It is a well known fact that people with crohn's have a malnutrition problem .The intestine's just don't absorb the nutrients and lets face it when bloodwork is done they don't check out all the vitamins and minerals that our body requires. Alot of problems can start up by not having the nutrients that we need.Actually when you think of it some vitamins are made in the intestines ,I think a good vitamin is good maintenance for the body.. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


babyby3
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   Posted 2/19/2009 5:05 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
           Hi Harry   That's funny the woman at Whole Foods receommended that vitamin.  I'm just coming out of a bad flare up.  Back on remicade.
                     Sheri mom of 3 turn

babyby3
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   Posted 2/19/2009 5:06 AM (GMT -7)   

             

 

                   OOPS!!!  What's the maker's diet? 

                                      Sheri


karendee
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   Posted 2/19/2009 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   

I also have been looking into adding some more vitamins. I have thinning hair. As soon as I take all of my Multi's I plan to buy a prenatal version.

I know I am low on B12 and probably folic acid so the prenatal are probably a good thing for me to take.

this post has been helpful to me. thanks!

Karen


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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica

 

 

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