Thank you for the advice. I have gained 7 1/2 pounds on Zyprexa and debating whether to go off. It's a really good drug, but it has made me chubby.
diagnosed pancolitis mild to mod 9/19/09. Treated with prednisone starting at 40 mg for four months. In remission between 1/15 and 3/15/10. Flared again. On Pred since 3/22/10 -- now tapering at 7.5 mg. alternating 2.5 mg.
12 400 mg. Asacol daily
1000 mg. Canasa daily
Rowesa enemas every other night
1 tbs. psyllium husk powder
1 packet VSL-#3 daily (switching to Mutaflor soon)
multi-vitamin; 1200 mg calcium plus D, 1000 mg Biotin 5,000, 2 capsules turmeric. Eliminated dairy, red meat,alcohol. caffeine, spicy, fried, greasy, citrus and artificial sweetners.
Lamictal 200 mg, Zyprexa 5 mg. for bipolar, depression and anxiety.
Omeprazole 40 mg for GERD
For sleeping, Melatonin 5 mg, Zinc Magnesium and B6 compound- 2 cap and Zyprexa. (.25 mg Klonopin if all fails).