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awesomeame
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   Posted 2/14/2007 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
are there any vitamins us ostomy people should stay away from? i just read "you the owner's manual," and in it they suggest a heaping pile of various vitamins, so i thought i might start taking some....don't want to take anything bad for me tho!

--matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


suebear
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   Posted 2/14/2007 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Any multiple vitamin with a USP stamp of approval should be okay.

I take Forvia, it was developed for people with UC or Crohn's. While I no longer have UC I do believe that my body is just naturally depleted in certain vitamins. You can read more about the vitamin at www.forvia.com Your GI may have free samples too.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free
 


awesomeame
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   Posted 2/15/2007 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
do you have any problems takingg the pills, or would a liquid version be better?>

--matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


suebear
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 5690
   Posted 2/15/2007 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I have no problem taking pills. The Forvia does come in a chewable version but I take the regular.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free
 

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