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MishBall2
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   Posted 9/27/2007 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Someone at work (who also has Crohn's) gave me a month's supply of Align.   She hasnt started it yet herself so I can ask her:
 
Has anyone been taking this?  How does it work for you?
32 years old. Diagnosed in 2002ish. 
Taking Asacol, Lomotil TID, and on Remicade since 2004. 
Lower Bowel area only, except for the short stint (about 2 weeks) that I had mouth sores.  Also have external/anal fistula and anal/vaginal fistula. 
 


Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 9/27/2007 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
My doctor gave me a month's supply of them.  He said it wouldn't hurt and might help for my stinky gas.  Never had the problem before my resection but it's been awful since.  He said it is probably from bacteria in my colon. They have made a difference.  Not totally relieved from the issue but it is quite a bit better.
Vicky / 47 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
 
Daughter (26) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
 
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor


MishBall2
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   Posted 9/27/2007 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks, good to know. I just took my first one today. . .
32 years old. Diagnosed in 2002ish. 
Taking Asacol, Lomotil TID, and on Remicade since 2004. 
Lower Bowel area only, except for the short stint (about 2 weeks) that I had mouth sores.  Also have external/anal fistula and anal/vaginal fistula. 
 


Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 9/27/2007 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Let me know how they work for you.
Vicky / 47 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
 
Daughter (26) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
 
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor


ParisChic
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 9/27/2007 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   
My Doctor has given me quite a few months of Align and I have probably been taking it everyday now for about 6 or 7 months. I am not sure how much it has helped, I have not noticed a whole new feeling, but continue to take it because it doesn't hurt and probiotics sometimes take a while to be noticed. Good luck with it!
 
I am 20 years old and a junior in college. i have been diagnosed with crohn's since December 2006, and have had quite the time with it. I have tried numerous medications and am currently taking imuran, and remicade, along with a slew of vitamins and am just starting some supplements and a probiotic!
 
"The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you find someone to love the you you love, well, that is just fabulous!" -Sex and the City


MishBall2
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   Posted 9/28/2007 10:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Paris.

Prior to this were you prone to mini flares before remicade? If so, are they still the same?
32 years old. Diagnosed in 2002ish. 
Taking Asacol, Lomotil TID, and on Remicade since 2004. 
Lower Bowel area only, except for the short stint (about 2 weeks) that I had mouth sores.  Also have external/anal fistula and anal/vaginal fistula. 
 


MishBall2
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 345
   Posted 10/1/2007 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   
OK, first 3 days were gassy (as stated on package), but luckily my farts barely smelled.

The only thing I've noticed so far is that my poop now has texture and smell of infant poop. You know the texture where you NEED to use wet wipes because it doesnt wipe off it just smears. LOL

Other than that, no big changes that I've noticed. I did have a cup of decaf after my one small coffee this morning, and that usually makes me go that bathroom. Dont know if its the Align or the luck of the draw.

I think I'll know more towards the end of this month, when my Remicade starts to wear off. My next dose is scheduled for 10/31/07.


32 years old. Diagnosed in 2002ish. 
Taking Asacol, Lomotil TID, and on Remicade since 2004. 
Lower Bowel area only, except for the short stint (about 2 weeks) that I had mouth sores.  Also have external/anal fistula and anal/vaginal fistula. 
 

Post Edited (MishBall2) : 10/1/2007 9:45:51 AM (GMT-6)

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