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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/25/2007 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi im new to this site but i have been reading for about 1 month now. I am 19 years old and was diagnosed with uc couple months ago. I had one question that i need answered when i go into "remmision" and i need to go will that urgency still be there or will i have the power to hold it in untill i can find a restroom????

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Date Joined Mar 2003
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   Posted 12/25/2007 4:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Karl, the urgency should go away when you reach remission. It may be one of the last symptoms to ease up, but it will eventually do so.

Welcome to the site, but sorry you needed to come here - that is, sorry for your diagnosis.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Intolerant to Asacol and rectal mesalamine preparations.
On Prednisone then Entocort 2001-2006 with only short periods off. 
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine and Remicade.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.

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   Posted 12/25/2007 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
You should get rid of the urgency as the medicine reduces your inflammation. This is usually a gradual process that leads to remission, when a patient feels "normal" again-- like before they got UC, or close to that state. What meds are you taking? / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC; currently on 3 Colazal daily for maintenance of remission)

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   Posted 12/25/2007 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks for ur reply and i mean that. I was taking asacol but it wasnt doing anything so my mother took me to an aurvedic doctor and he gave me this medicine to take (which is all natural) and its worked like a charm for me, within two to three days i noticed a huge difference and now i can say im almost normal again. So currently im off that asacol and im doin great its x mas so merry x mas,,,as i look out the window its snowing :)

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 12/25/2007 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   

Have you read Deepak Chopra's Book "Quantum Healing". It gives a scientific explanation as to why treatments such as ayurvedic work and of course other non - western med techniques. Asacol is a drug used to treat inflammation in the colon. Ayurvedic and related theories are a procedure to heal the body-mind. Two completely different approaches that can be used to induce remission and normality!

Asacol is a "light" medication. Maybe you should stay on that for a bit to maximise your healing. Always run your entire meds and supplements by your doctor though.

800 mg Asacol + 250mg suppositories daily...
...but more importantly a Healthy Diet, low levels of Stress and a steadfast belief that "I am a healthy person".

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   Posted 12/25/2007 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   

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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 12/26/2007 12:09 AM (GMT -6)   
confused   confused at the heck does nono nono nono   mean confused confused
I thought you were having urgency and worried about not finding a toilet until you're in remission? I miss the point that it means you're almost normal after using alternative meds.
Do you know exactly the meds that the ayurvedic doc gave you?
just needing some clarification ...

*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

Post Edited (quincy) : 12/25/2007 10:15:10 PM (GMT-7)

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