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texasyankee
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   Posted 12/27/2007 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone tried the Reliv products?  Basic, Innergize, Fibrestore?  I am looking for feedback before I give it a go.
DXed with left sided UC in 1983 at 20 years of age
-Used prednisone for long periods in the early years (1983-1992) which resulted in severe osteoporosis
-remission through two pregnancies 1993/94 and 1996/97 no meds taken other than prenatal vitamins
-flare in 2000 didn't respond to methasalazane supps or enemas tried methatrexate; mostly in remission for 7 years
-July 2007 new flare with additional never before seen symptoms.....hormone related?, not responding to meds
 
 
 


dakotagirl
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   Posted 12/27/2007 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry, haven't heard of these. I'm hoping a "bump" to the top of the list will get you more responses :)
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
 
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa and Canasa as needed
Aciphex, Effexor XR, BCP, Rhinocort nasal spray
Forvia and a Probiotic
 
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use.  Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
 
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texasyankee
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   Posted 12/27/2007 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   
how do you bump a posting up the list?  I was disappointed by the lack of response on this one. 

DXed with left sided UC in 1983 at 20 years of age
-Used prednisone for long periods in the early years (1983-1992) which resulted in severe osteoporosis
-remission through two pregnancies 1993/94 and 1996/97 no meds taken other than prenatal vitamins
-flare in 2000 didn't respond to methasalazane supps or enemas tried methatrexate; mostly in remission for 7 years
-July 2007 new flare with additional never before seen symptoms.....hormone related?, not responding to meds
 
 
 


quincy
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   Posted 12/27/2007 10:51 PM (GMT -7)   
you just type bump in a reply.

You can also beg for a repy.....lol!

From what I've read, it's a pyramid-type business...many usually stay away from those type of hyped products by what I read on here.

Is your reason for taking them because of the products, that someone else is wanting you to try them or that you want to sell them eventually?

quincy
*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
~vitamins/minerals 
~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 !!!


jujub
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   Posted 12/28/2007 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Texasyankee, I encourage anyone considering doing business with a company to investigate first. Google Reliv and you find some interesting information. It definitely is a pyramid business where the people on the top make money from the people on the bottom and rarely does anyone make money from the actual product.

It's totally up to you if you want to deal with a pyramid company, but I do think it's good to know a bit about who you're dealing with.
Judy
 
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.
 


texasyankee
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   Posted 12/28/2007 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for the response.  I have no interest in selling the product.  A friend of mine whose husband has Crohn's swears by the stuff.  I am skeptical.  I am getting a lot of insight into the supplements that UCers find helpful and so far havent' found anyone on that product.  My friend is pushing me to try it......not buy it from her, but I am afraid to add in something that may in fact make matters worse for me.

Thanks again for the input.  I think I can put this one to bed.


DXed with left sided UC in 1983 at 20 years of age
-Used prednisone for long periods in the early years (1983-1992) which resulted in severe osteoporosis
-remission through two pregnancies 1993/94 and 1996/97 no meds taken other than prenatal vitamins
-flare in 2000 didn't respond to methasalazane supps or enemas tried methatrexate; mostly in remission for 7 years
-July 2007 new flare with additional never before seen symptoms.....hormone related?, not responding to meds
 
 
 


mudua
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   Posted 12/28/2007 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
Check the link below about how reliv operates
 

laurar
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   Posted 12/28/2007 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I considered trying Reliv until I looked at the ingredients and saw that they tend to contain artificial colors and flavors which my body does not handle well. If you're looking for a good nutrition supplement, I'd definitely check out something that contains only natural ingredients. Several people I know switched off of Reliv because they found other products that "worked better".
Diagnosed Ulcerative Pancolitis
25mg Imuran

Probiotics
Fish Oil
Vitamin C
Slippery Elm
TURMERIC!!!


texasyankee
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 28
   Posted 12/28/2007 1:29 PM (GMT -7)   

mudua.....that was a GREAT link....thank you

laurar...thanks for the insight about artificial ingredients.....what does slippery elm and tumeric do for you?


DXed with left sided UC in 1983 at 20 years of age
-Used prednisone for long periods in the early years (1983-1992) which resulted in severe osteoporosis
-remission through two pregnancies 1993/94 and 1996/97 no meds taken other than prenatal vitamins
-flare in 2000 didn't respond to methasalazane supps or enemas tried methatrexate; mostly in remission for 7 years
-July 2007 new flare with additional never before seen symptoms.....hormone related?, not responding to meds
 
 
 


laurar
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Total Posts : 730
   Posted 12/28/2007 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Texasyankee,

Turmeric spice is a natural anti-inflammatory, and when I take it in large doses it helps control my UC symptoms just as well as, say, Asacol. I'm not sure what other people's experiences with it have been, but it's kind of a magic bullet for me. I use a brand called "Ortho-Molecular Products", and the turmeric product they sell is called "Traumeric".

Also, Slippery Elm helps me when I am constipated by creating more lubrication in the colon. It also helps to relieve pain during bowel movements, which is sometimes an issue for me.

Hope this helps!

Laura
Diagnosed Ulcerative Pancolitis
25mg Imuran

Probiotics
Fish Oil
Vitamin C
Slippery Elm
TURMERIC!!!

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