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pezdog
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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 11/23/2009 5:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone find that Vitamin C irritates the crohns? I am anemic and don't seem to be absorbing the Iron (Slo Fe)this may be causing my extreme fatigue. Any suggestions.
16 year old male. Symptoms since 12 years old and diagnosed with Crohns disease last year.
Imuran 100mg, Protonix 400mg, Prednisone 40 mg.
6000IU fish oil, 6-10,000 IU vitamin D, Acidophilus 1Billion count, multivitamin, 150 mg Iron (slo Fe)
 
Somebody help me!


JavaJay
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   Posted 11/24/2009 5:39 AM (GMT -7)   

I know that the Slo Fe is a time release iron pill.  Have you tried a regular fast acting one instead?  Also, try taking the Vitamin C at a different time than the iron. 

I don't know about Vit C irritating the CD but the one bad thing about this drug is that everyone is different.  Many people can't tolorate fiber but I seem to have no problems with it.  Try keeping a journal of what you eat.  Do you feel worse when eating high Vit C foods or is it just the pills that make you feel bad?

Also check the ingrediants to your Vit C.  I learned years ago that Magnesium Stearate can upset CD and it is in a lot of vitamins.  Try getting a Vit C that has almost nothing added to it and see if that helps.

Good luck and feel better.


36 yr old Male with Crohn's Disease since '88 - No Surgery yet
 
Been on almost every type of drug with bad results
Remicade since Nov 2009


Sniper
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   Posted 11/24/2009 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I take a chewable Vit C. No trouble with it. Slow Fe worked OK for me too , but we are all dif.
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Nanners
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   Posted 11/24/2009 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I can't tolerate the Vitamin C either, it just upsets my stomach. So as you can see we are all pretty individual when it comes to our disease. Good Luck!
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Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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pezdog
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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 11/24/2009 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I really don't have a problem with the Vitamin C. GI told me most people do. I was just wondering if it was doing harm without me knowing it. I was told to take the Vitamin C with the Iron to help the absorption of the iron. Ha sanybody ever seen a chewable vitamin C that comes in 50mg or 100mg? What is a good fast acting Iron?
16 year old male. Symptoms since 12 years old and diagnosed with Crohns disease last year.
Imuran 100mg, Protonix 400mg, Prednisone 40 mg.
6000IU fish oil, 6-10,000 IU vitamin D, Acidophilus 1Billion count, multivitamin, 150 mg Iron (slo Fe)
 
Somebody help me!


FunGuy
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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 1070
   Posted 11/24/2009 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Keep in mind that Vitamin -C in it's chewable form is bad for your teeth IIRC.
I use FD&C Blue dye number 1 and it really seems to help me.  There is SCIENCE behind this.  Just ask me and I will explain it to you.  U/C and Crohn's for 34 years.  Blue dye for one month and I am feeling pretty good!  I am so excited by this but I need others to try it with their doctor's permission.  Simple food coloring!!  BLUE1.  
I can't make money on this, it's already in your kitchen.  I just want to help, especially the youngsters.
I do 2 drops in 6 ounces of water when I get up, 2 or 3 drops in 16 or 20 ounces of water that I sip all day and then 2 drops in 6 ounces of water at bedtime.   Max of 7 drops a day.

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