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   Posted 1/9/2008 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
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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   Posted 1/9/2008 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Safe doesn't mean effective. It probably is safe, just doesn't work for you.

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   Posted 1/10/2008 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
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
1/10/08 Started healthy diet again.

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   Posted 1/10/2008 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
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

Fish Oil
Vitamin C
Slippery Elm

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   Posted 1/11/2008 5:47 AM (GMT -6)   
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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   Posted 1/11/2008 6:33 AM (GMT -6)   
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.
UC for the last ten years
Current Meds: 6MP
Past Meds: You name it; I've tried it.

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   Posted 1/12/2008 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
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
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   Posted 1/16/2008 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
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.
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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