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   Posted 1/14/2010 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you able to digest them properly? Do you crush them instead?
Oh and for all the oldies...long time no see!!smile

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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 1/14/2010 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
depends on the pill. Extended release will not digest. If i take a pill that is scored i cut it in half, or i try to take chewable stuff
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-

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   Posted 1/14/2010 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   
so far, i've not had to do anything differently. just swallow!
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
i only take vitamins now, when I WANT to. :)
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."

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Date Joined Jun 2005
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   Posted 1/15/2010 5:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Slow release pills dont digest for me either, or any pills with coatings. So when I need any medication we opt for patches where possible and pills that disolve quickly :-)

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 1/15/2010 7:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Extended Release are not recommended. I've even had problems with vitamins coming out whole so I just make sure I take them with food and it's usually okay!

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   Posted 1/15/2010 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I had all my meds put into liquid or soluble form when i got my ileo Bev x

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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 1/15/2010 10:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't wait for the day when all meds come in dissolvable form...

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Total Posts : 421
   Posted 1/17/2010 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
<- open mouth, swallow.

RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."

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