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Nanners
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   Posted 2/3/2010 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I am very sensitive to alot of supplements because I have a very sensitive stomach.  I was wondering do you think if I tried enteric coated supplements that it might agree with with me better because of the enteric coating?  Just curious.
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debilitated
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   Posted 2/3/2010 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Well it can, i guess. I guess the point of the whole coating is so that stomach acid doesn't break the seal. Therefore not letting it dump in the stomach. I guess it is worth a shot but not sure how much relief you will get. Depends on the supp.

Nanners
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   Posted 2/3/2010 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your reply. Anyone else have any more concrete proof on how these work?
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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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fruitgirl
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   Posted 2/3/2010 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't have any proof, but it would at least have to dissolve in your small intestine to be absorbed at all, right?

Have you ever tried children's chewable vitamins? I know a lot of my friends had problems with regular prenatal vitamins when they were pregnant (due to nausea), so just used those instead.
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Nanners
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   Posted 2/3/2010 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Thats what I am thinking and was hoping someone could confirm that. I want to try a Omega 3 and it says it is enteric coated, and I am hoping that with it being coated would help me to not get so pukey.
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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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fruitgirl
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   Posted 2/3/2010 10:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Ha! I don't guess Flinstones makes an Omega 3! :) There goes that suggestion. ::giggle::

The only thing I can think is to try to contact the manufacturer and ask where it's supposed to dissolve. I think there's different types of enteric coating, right? I guess I'm thinking about all the forms of mesalamine and the different coatings that allow the med to start being released in different areas.
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Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, multivitamin.  Used prednisone (starting dose 40 mg) to get into remission.
 
 


Grandpato2
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   Posted 2/3/2010 9:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm guessing coatings disolve at a specific ph so they can be targeted to where the body can absorb it, or to get the drug past an area it would cause harm ie: Enteric coated aspirin gets by the stomach and doedeium into the intestines for people with sensitive stomachs.
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   Posted 2/3/2010 11:12 PM (GMT -7)   
They have some "gummy" type omega 3s for kids. Ive seen them at costco and one of the docs on the show "The Doctors" pushes those gummy omega things onto his patients...they even showed him eating them.
If you do try them, let me know, cuz even the flax seed oil is getting a little smelly and makes my tummy rumbly...
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Nanners
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   Posted 2/4/2010 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Becoming Undone, I can't take flax seed oil either, it causes my tummy to get in quite an uproar. Thats why I want to try a fish oil instead and was thinking maybe the enteric coated ones would help.
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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Zanne
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   Posted 2/4/2010 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Just throwing this out there, but for me it is brand specific. I am sensitive to the fillers certain brands use. It isn't the actual medication/supplements. Just wondering if you have kept track of that. Knowing how good you are you probably have, but just a thought.
Suzanne

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Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


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