Glucosamine for joint pain...and CD...

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pb4
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   Posted 12/11/2007 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
In a few small studies, n-acetyl glucosamine has shown promise for treating inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. N-acetyl glucosamine forms part of an enzyme needed to produce mucus. Therefore, it is believed to increase the production of the mucus that lines the lower gastrointestinal tract, providing a protective effect. More research for this possible use is needed.

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thenay
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   Posted 12/11/2007 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I hard about this, I thought about taking it, but I heard if you take too much of it you can get D and I don't know how much is too much, and I hate D... lol.. has anyone tried it?
Male DX with CD May 2006 @ age 22, Colonoscopy and SBT
Taking Prednisone 10mg (tapering), Imuran 150mg, Atenolol 25mg for fast heartbeat (thanks Pred!)
Have used Pentasa, Entocort in the past
 
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pb4
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   Posted 12/11/2007 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
That's L-Glutamine, I believe....unless this happens with glucosamine as well...best thing if you're interested in trying, is try a little and increase by a little as time goes by.

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broomhilda
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   Posted 12/12/2007 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I have taken glucosamin on a daily basis at the maxium dosage recommended by a local orthopedic.
It has helped me through the severe gut pain by allowing me to reduce the amount of pain killers I took. Also, helped relieve some of the intense joint pain caused by too fast a prednisone taper. Don't ask me why I stopped taking it...just got tired of all the pills. I found it helpful, however, some people do not. I had not heard about the relationship of proteins and mucus in this particular therapy, however, it makes common sense to me!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.

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