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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 10/28/2009 7:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I was wondering if anyone  here has used Slippery Elm and if they had positive results.  I currently take a probiotic and heard this was good for the inflamation.  Just looking for some relief!
Currently taking:  Pentasa, Humira, Probiotic, Multi Vit and Super B Complex (and Xanax as needed)

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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 10/28/2009 5:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I heard it could keep you from absorbing meds, so I didn't take it. Not sure if that is totally true or not but couldn't risk it.
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location, sigmoid colon
localized scleroderma & IBS, low thyroid
 50 +  female
 colazal, fish oil, synthroid, zoloft, VSL#3 probiotic.
Blood test positive for Crohn's

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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 11/2/2009 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
The slippery elm will line the intestinal tract, and the theory is that it will slow absorbtion of other meds- which to me is logical. It is therefore best to take it 2 hours before or after your normal meds. There is no evidence of it having any sort of interaction with other medications.
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