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jpnutritionfirst
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   Posted 5/29/2010 10:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Would you rather have UC than Crohn's?
Crohn's Colitis diagnosed 6/08
Organic SCD since 4/09
Remicade from 6/09 to 4/10
Boswellia + Natren's Healthy Trinity probiotic + Cinnamon + Wild Oregano Oil + vitamin D + zinc


mdf34
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   Posted 5/30/2010 12:17 AM (GMT -7)   
CD is a DOWNGRADE from UC.  I would rather be upgraded back to UC.  I had one doc tell me it was the better of the 2 to have has he has never known anyone to die from UC.

Diagnosed (FINALLY) UC Sept 09/Diagnosis amended 5-3-10 to Crohn's
Taking Pentasa 500mg/8x/day
Entocort 3X/day
Bentyl as needed
1000 mg Vitamin C
Prilosec 1X/day
Flonase
 
 


Nanners
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   Posted 5/30/2010 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I would rather have neither if I had a choice, but since I don't I would rather have UC because surgery can cure you of it, but there is no cure for Crohns.
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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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IamCurious
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   Posted 5/30/2010 7:11 AM (GMT -7)   
UC is a superficial inflammation that affects only the colon.  I hope that is my current problem.  But I may have Crohn's colitis that perhaps can spread throughout the small intestine.  Cannot be cured by surgery.  Not to mention fissures, abscesses, and wormholes that can ooze.  Surgery is almost a certain eventuality with Crohn's and is at best a temporary fix.  No question Crohn's is worse.  Never thought I would be happy to hear that I have UC.
DX ulcerative colitis Feb08, possible Crohn's colitis DX March 2010.
58 y/o male. Allergy to shellfish contributed to 1st major flare.
No Meds, allergic to Mesalamine. I find Psyllium seeds especially helpful.

Boswellia, E. Coli Nissle (Mutaflor), turmeric, fish oil, Saccharomyces boulardii, Jarrodophilus, multiple vitamin, extra D3, C, high gamma E, magnesium, Avoca Asu, slippery elm, phosphatityl choline, glutamine, sometimes VSL3. Diet includes copious amounts of fruit and vegetables, no soda, tea instead of coffee, very few processed foods, no carrageenan.

“Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys”


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 5/30/2010 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey at least with UC you can get it cut out and be done. But with crohns even when you get it cut it comes back most of the time.
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NiceCupOfTea
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   Posted 5/30/2010 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
To turn it around, what reason would there be for preferring Crohn's over UC? There's no surgical cure, the drugs aren't any better, and it's far more prone to complications such as fistulas and strictures than UC. That said, it's still perhaps better to have mild Crohn's than moderate to severe UC - but that would depend on the mild Crohn's staying mild [not speaking from bitter personal experience, or anything].

jpnutritionfirst
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   Posted 5/31/2010 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
UC there's more risk of cancer and diets have less success
Crohn's Colitis diagnosed 6/08
Organic SCD since 4/09
Remicade from 6/09 to 4/10
Boswellia + Natren's Healthy Trinity probiotic + Cinnamon + Wild Oregano Oil + vitamin D + zinc


pb4
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   Posted 5/31/2010 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Not if you have crohn's colitis (CD affecting the colon) as I do, my chances of colon cancer are the same as for a UCer..."diet" is an individual thing regardless if one has UC or CD...I never found any scientific data expressing that "diet" is more beneficial for CD over UC....but I've read from many UCers that "diet" has improved and/or even put them into remission.
bee propolis caps 500mg one cap twice/day
omegas 369 caps one cap twice/day
probiotics 10 billion cfu once/day
vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
Prodiem fibre supplement one cap before bed
I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
~~~~~~~~My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)~~~~~~~~


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 5/31/2010 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
JP,
I think cancer the second leading cause of death for American's (I do not know other countries stats), so that is going to be an issue to think about no matter what. But I have to admit that I could see how living with a bag, it not exactly a great "cure" either.
Navy
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All that I am and all that I shall ever be, I owe to my Angel Mother.

The Bucket List- Have you found joy in your life?  Has your life brought joy to others?

Make sure your suffering has meaning…

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