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Date Joined Oct 2004
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   Posted 11/15/2007 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
It's been a while since I was on this forum ... things have been going well. I have not had any symptoms since my resection surgery 3 years ago. I did run into some issues with low B-12 about a year ago and have been giving myself shots once a month as well as taking a milligram of Folic Acid (Perscription) each day. The doctor cut my azathioprine dose in half last year and I have an appointment to see him in December.

Aside from that, I am beginning to believe that i have a wheat/gluten intolerance. All of my life I've had problems with allergies and have taken decongestants and antihistamines. Recently, I was reading about food allergies and decided to try cutting wheat out of my diet. It has been about 3 weeks now with no wheat or gluten products and I've not had to take any allergy medicine. I have not been tested, but I am going to ask my doctor about it when I see him in December. It's extremely difficult to avoid wheat, haha, but fortunately the Wild Oats store here has a good selection of gluten free products. I should have gone to an allergist years ago, but I am just so tired of taking medicine and I am tired of the side effects from allergy medicines so I was looking for an alternative solution. My mother is allergic to sea food, and that developed a few years ago. One of my brothers has problems with dairy products also, and the developed when he was in his mid twenties.

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 11/15/2007 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jamie Does sound like substaining from wheat might help as we all know some things are well worth trying. Sounds like you are doing pretty good though . Nice to hear how your doing .lol gail

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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 11/15/2007 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I think that some of us peeps with IBD in one or another form has either a gluten intolerance or a gluten sensivity.

A lot do get better when we stop using wheat.....and even more get better when stop using all products containing wheat and / or gluten.

Diagnosed CD June 2007. Have been on a minor prednisone medication. Did make a difference while max dosed. Got my problems back when tapering.
Using Low Dose Naltrexone from sept. 2007. See A member in the group "lowdosenaltrexone" at yahoo. A mixed group, members with MS, Crohns, Colitis Ulcerosa, psoriasis, other autoimmune diseases.
Use home made scd yoghurt containing a lot of probiotics - a benefit for the intestines. I don't use white sugar. No yeast in glutenfree, homemade breads.

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