Anyone take L-Glutamine for their Crohn's?

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Peaceandhappiness
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   Posted 3/11/2010 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
My NP had me on Glutamine powder for my food allergy issues and I didn't notice a huge "gut" difference, but it did make me not sore after hard workouts. So switched to the pill form and I notice nothing. I had heard it was good for Crohn's, but I'm not seeming to experience any benefits in the gut area. Maybe I'll try the powder form again and see.
-Mom of a preschool boy and teenage girl and wife to a wonderful man.
 
Hypothyroid, newly dx'd Crohn's, Gerd. I love to look for natural ways to heal first, conventional ways second and keep my faith.


Rider Fan
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   Posted 3/11/2010 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I used it for a while a very long time ago. Just made my wallet lighter.
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.


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hld4good
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   Posted 3/11/2010 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
My doc put me on 1 tsp. of L-glutamine powder 3 times a day 13 months ago. I noticed a reduction in abdominal tenderness within a month. Since it is vital for healing in the intestines, it made sense. My Crohn's was always limited to my terminal ileum. I had lost 23cm. of terminal ileum over 37 years.
Age 58, Crohn's since age 21
3 bowel resections, 1980,88,95
1 fistula repair, 2005
probiotic
digestive enzymes


CrazyHarry
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   Posted 3/11/2010 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
like aloe vera juice, tumeric, boswelia, i have used it. i have no idea if it works. but i dont know it wasnt. i took so many drugs for years not knowing if they worked either and that too was a lot of money. at least with l-glutamine, it doesnt have the side effects of 6-mp or prednisone....
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


Peaceandhappiness
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   Posted 3/11/2010 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Well then maybe I should get the powder, it really does make muscles non-sore. I used to workout and be sore for days afterward (if I worked out hard) and L-glutamine helped w/that. Others use it for not getting sick often and I have no idea if it helped w/that, but the stomach stuff, I never noticed anything but then again I've been taking the pill form and I noticed *more* from the powder form. So maybe I'll try again. Or maybe I just need an amino acids w/all the aminos in it.
-Mom of a preschool boy and teenage girl and wife to a wonderful man.
 
Hypothyroid, newly dx'd Crohn's, Gerd. I love to look for natural ways to heal first, conventional ways second and keep my faith.


Rider Fan
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   Posted 3/11/2010 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Actually this site specifically advises against Glutamine - says two studies showed potential harm.

http://www.diagnose-me.com/cond/C132350.html
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.


Go Saskatchewan Roughriders!


Peaceandhappiness
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   Posted 3/11/2010 11:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Rider Fan said...
Actually this site specifically advises against Glutamine - says two studies showed potential harm.

http://www.diagnose-me.com/cond/C132350.html
 
 
It doesn't say much or why, really and then says that 1000 mgs per day is helpful to some, so ?


-Mom of a preschool boy and teenage girl and wife to a wonderful man.
 
Hypothyroid, newly dx'd Crohn's, Gerd. I love to look for natural ways to heal first, conventional ways second and keep my faith.


sr5599
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   Posted 3/11/2010 11:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I tried it a few years back. didn't seem to make a difference. But, everyone is different and it can't hurt to try it!
1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
Compounded budesonide 3mg/daily, Cimzia, MTX . Dx Osteoporosis 10/08 started Forteo 1/27/09


Rider Fan
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   Posted 3/12/2010 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Peaceandhappiness said...
 
 
It doesn't say much or why, really and then says that 1000 mgs per day is helpful to some, so ?

So....like most things you buy at the vitamin store you're flying in the dark - due to lack of research and uncertain/unregulated production standards of manufacturers.
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.


Go Saskatchewan Roughriders!

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