Turmeric "dose" ?

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Linn
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   Posted 3/22/2012 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys--

for those of you using turmeric--how much do you take? i'm not talking a few here and there for good measure, i'm talking enough to give you constipation....which would be a much-desired "side effect" at this point.

thanks so much
linn
28-year old crohn-y almost done with 3rd year of medical school!

Currently take:
MTX 25mg IM qwk
Cimzia 400mg q2wk
Cipro 500 mg bid
Flagyl 500 mg bid
Prednisone 30 mg, always trying to taper
Culturelle bid
VSL #3 QD
Lichi superfruit QD
Pentasa 1 g tid
feraheme
turmeric capsules i make at home from an indian friends turmeric stash and some empty gelatin caps

Levi
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   Posted 3/22/2012 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I didn't know that was a side effect-I'll start taking more for that reason alone haha. I don't take it regularly now, but when I did I was taking 800 mg/day.

I have noticed that my stools are firmer when I have eggs in the morning, which I smother with curry powder....hmmm.
Diagnosed 2009 proctosigmoiditis, 2010 Crohn's colitis, 2011 ileocolitis
Symptoms since 10.2007
Pentasa, four grams/day, Entocort, 3 grams/day, 6mp 50 mg/day
Rowasa enema, 3 grams every other night
VSL#3 DS four packet/day
Turmeric, digestive enzymes, boswellia, propolis, cat's claw, l-glutamine, fish oil, vitamin D, kefir, blueberries
Liver-Milk Thistle; Heart-Hawthorn, sometimes

Linn
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 117
   Posted 3/22/2012 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Levi--does the VSL firm you up? I'm taking one pack a day but will take 20 if thats what it takes.

Levi
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   Posted 3/22/2012 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd say it does the opposite if anything...it does help though.
Diagnosed 2009 proctosigmoiditis, 2010 Crohn's colitis, 2011 ileocolitis
Symptoms since 10.2007
Pentasa, four grams/day, Entocort, 3 grams/day, 6mp 50 mg/day
Rowasa enema, 3 grams every other night
VSL#3 DS four packet/day
Turmeric, digestive enzymes, boswellia, propolis, cat's claw, l-glutamine, fish oil, vitamin D, kefir, blueberries
Liver-Milk Thistle; Heart-Hawthorn, sometimes

Levi
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 1552
   Posted 3/22/2012 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Although...I only take VSL four packs/day when I'm having symptoms. So I could have my causation reversed: I have loose stool and then I take more VSL. It could be worth a shot for you.

Four packs/day stopped my large amount of bleeding in a few weeks, I know that for sure.
Diagnosed 2009 proctosigmoiditis, 2010 Crohn's colitis, 2011 ileocolitis
Symptoms since 10.2007
Pentasa, four grams/day, Entocort, 3 grams/day, 6mp 50 mg/day
Rowasa enema, 3 grams every other night
VSL#3 DS four packet/day
Turmeric, digestive enzymes, boswellia, propolis, cat's claw, l-glutamine, fish oil, vitamin D, kefir, blueberries
Liver-Milk Thistle; Heart-Hawthorn, sometimes
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