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   Posted 4/17/2008 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I've seen post on both the IBS page and the Colitis page regarding the effects of Aloe Vera in various forms (gel, juice and capsule), but I'm wondering if anyone out there with Chron's Disease has any wisdom to share? My specific diagnosis is actually Chron's Colitis, and even with the help of Humira and Prednisone, have never been able to acheive complete remission. I guess at this point I'm willing to try about anything...unless it's going to harm me...
26 year old female. Diagnosed with CD in 1995. Resection in 2000 due to perforation during a colonoscopy. Currently taking Humira once a week, Lyrica for pain mangement with Percocet for breakthrough pain, and Wellbutrin.

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   Posted 4/17/2008 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I am curious about this as well... Do you have any information about aloe vera juice? I know it's great to put on pregnant bellies, I used to do that when I was pregnant. I would love to see any studies on this topic....
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   Posted 4/17/2008 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been lurking here for a little while and when I saw this, I figured I'd submit the little input I can provide. I went to my gastro doctor just last week because I seem to have gone into remission with the Crohn's I've had for the past 8 years.. and, anyway, simply out of curiosity I asked her about aloe vera and she said thats its been proven to have zero affect on helping Crohn's disease/patients. I can't speak by personal experience, and if anyone else can, I'm sorry, but from what I've heard it doesn't work at all.

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   Posted 4/17/2008 3:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, this has been discussed here before, and I think the consensus was that it did no harm but didn't do any good, either.

Not too terribly long ago we had a link here where everyone posted their number 1 most important supplement that they take (this would not include prescriptions, of course). I believe the answer was overwhelmingly their probiotics...
Mother to 16 year old boy diagnosed in June, 2007.
Currently taking Asacol, omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, iron, vit. C, calcium w/D3 and a good multivitamin.
Started The Maker's Diet in early September.

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   Posted 4/17/2008 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Aloe vera, when ingested, can have a laxative effect, so I'd be careful if you're prone to diarrhea. Once I had a glass of it while I was in South America (it was all the rage down there) and instantaneously vomited all over the sidewalk. BUT, I do love it for the sunburns!
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   Posted 4/18/2008 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I have read a lot of these posts and talked to people who swear by it. I think it depends on where your disease is active as to what kind of response you will have. But the same can be said for all our supplements.
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