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Gargamel
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   Posted 1/9/2008 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been taking Slippery Elm for a couple of weeks now and I feel its made my colitis worse.

Why would this happen as everyone says its 100% safe?

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Eric704
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   Posted 1/9/2008 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Safe doesn't mean effective. It probably is safe, just doesn't work for you.

blessteve
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Total Posts : 121
   Posted 1/10/2008 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I took that back in the early 90's.
It did nothing good for me.
Diagnosed panColitis 1990.
Current Meds Asacol x4 twice a day.
Pred for flares. I still have my colon THANK YOU GOD!!!
veggie juice-wheat grass juice--fish oil
Started 1/01/08
raw milk-kefir made with raw milk--natto--caprylic acid-oregano oil
probiotic
1/10/08 Started healthy diet again.
 


laurar
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 730
   Posted 1/10/2008 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Slippery elm helps me alot when I'm constipated, but when I'm flaring I usually find that it doesn't help at all. If you think it's not helping or making things worse, I'd stop using it and maybe switch to a natural anti-inflammatory. Turmeric and cinnamon supplements have worked very well to help get me back into remission after a mild flare. Are you on any prescription drugs?
Diagnosed Ulcerative Pancolitis
25mg Imuran

Probiotics
Fish Oil
Vitamin C
Slippery Elm
TURMERIC!!!


Gargamel
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 172
   Posted 1/11/2008 4:47 AM (GMT -7)   
At the moment I am taking Sulphsalazine for moderate to servere Ulcerative Colitis with L-Glutamine and a Multi-Vitamin tablet...
 
I might try fish oils again, I have tried it in the past, but it made me go more times to the toilet. - which is the best make/variety to get.
 
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julee70
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 486
   Posted 1/11/2008 5:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I've tried Slippery Elm tea -- diligently drinking it for weeks-- and it did nothing. The fish oil caplets I bought were enormous and honestly, pretty gross. Maybe someone else has a suggestion of a good brand.
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UC for the last ten years
Current Meds: 6MP
Past Meds: You name it; I've tried it.


barnsbury
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 464
   Posted 1/12/2008 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Slippery elm made my flare worse

Back on Pred - 5mg - Steroid Dependent :-(
Azathioprine 150mg
Actonel 35mg
Predfoam Enema
EPA Fish Oils
Various Homeopathic meds
Asacol x 9
Remicade every 8 weeks  (Stopped working)
Aloe Vera Lily of the Desert Juice  Gave me the worst D !
Primadophilus Reuteri Probiotic
 


Ken from Pittsburgh
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 1/16/2008 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I used enteric coated fish oil gel pills from GNC. They are bigger than normal but the gel type goes down easy and has no taste.
Ken
 
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Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 25 years ago
Did not take any medication until Sept 2005
Started on Asacol 400 mg tablets,  3 tablets, 4 times per day with Mesalamine enema each evening.
Condition under control for 4 months after stopping enema and reducing Asacol to 3 tabs 2 times per day for 4 months, then stopped tabs.
Condition returned within 6 months. 
Started Asacol treatment again with limited results.
Currently using Fish Oil and Magnesium tablets as homeopathic remedy.  Considering Probiotic options.

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