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   Posted 1/11/2008 7:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Im curious, Who here has UC and has a parent and or child who also has it?  No one else in my family has it and I PRAY my kids dont get it!
UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, zoloft, levoxyl, prednisone 40m, Azathioprine (started 1/9/08)

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   Posted 1/11/2008 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm the only one in my family.

You should do a search at the top of the page. We have had this topic come up several times in the past w/ a lot of responses.
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   Posted 1/11/2008 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
My father has/had UC but has been in remission for the past 14 years (i.e. no symptoms, colonoscopy showed no disease). He also thinks one of his grandparents might have had something similar (just called "colitis" back then).
Erin, 25

Diagnosed with left-sided UC June 2007
Flaring since June 2007

Asacol 400 mg x 9
Prednisone 20 mg (since 01/09/08)
Iron, Multivitamin, & Probiotic Yogurt
Zoloft 75 mg (for depression/anxiety)

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   Posted 1/11/2008 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm the only one in my family. And I'm not a European Jew, another often-quoted risk factor. I spend a while after my diagnosis saying "Why me?"
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 Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.

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   Posted 1/11/2008 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
My mom had it (she had surgery in 1986) she had it way worse than me. No one else in my family has it, my brother and my sister both do not have it and both are on and off smokers......I am the lucky one.

There was a good thread going a few weeks ago about how people felt about having children and wondering if they would pass it on.
Beth, 32
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ working on remission almost there
UC Diagnosed March 2000 (30 cenitmeters)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60/40mg alt days 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Potassium 600mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.

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   Posted 1/11/2008 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
No parents, siblings, grand parents, aunts or uncles have it, but my daughter and I got it within a week of each other.
Dx:  UC Proctitis 2006
Meds:  None so far. Garlic works to ease flares. My GI laughed when I told him and said it was just coincidence.
Diet:  Regular fresh garlic, Biobest yogurt daily, Omega 3 supplements, very limited junk food, carbs and processed food, low fat diet.  Lots of fresh fruit and veggies (limited potatoes). 
Added: tumeric and probiotics.

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   Posted 1/11/2008 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I have an uncle on my Dad's side that has UC. That whole side of the family tends to have "stomach problems," but no other official diagnoses.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.

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   Posted 1/11/2008 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I believe I got Uc from my mother who had Crohns. My great grandmother also had some form of Colitis or Crohns. Neither of my children have it but I have the fear that my daughter may get it when she's older because she is already experiencing a bunch of gastro issues. But I'm praying that both of them manage to dodge my family's legacy!
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   Posted 1/11/2008 10:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Out of both my husbands side of the family and mine, 2 of our 3 kids and 1 of my husband's sister's 4 kids have it. No one else does that we know of.
Julie - Mom of Son 16 UC dx 07/02, Sulfasalazine, Imuran, folic acid, L. Reuteri, Zyrtec, Iron, Biotin, Vit/Min
& Daughter 8 UC dx 08/07 Colazal, Prednisone, 6MP, Iron, Vit/Min.

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   Posted 1/11/2008 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
My mom has UC (she didn't get it until she was in her mid 60's) and I have crohns (specifically crohns-colitis, CD affecting the colon) and I got it in my early 20's, I actually got sick and DX before my mom did.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 1/11/2008 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
My mom has UC, she got it in her 20s like me.
12 Asacol
100 mg Imuran

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   Posted 1/11/2008 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
My nephew has it also. I think my dad had it, but he never got diagnosed.
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Diosmin(for leg and vein support)

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   Posted 1/11/2008 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I have UC and my older cousin has Chrons. Our grandfather had either UC or Colitis but was never formally diagnosed. We do however know that he suffered from bowel problems since his teens and was discharged from the army for dysentery. He died when my father was 16 (38 years ago), and the topic was nearly forgotten about until recently because he hid it from his children.

Only when I and my cuz were diagnosed did grandmother make this connection and tell us about this.
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   Posted 1/11/2008 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
No other incidence in my family.I have two Aunties and an Uncle on my Mothers side,two Uncles and an Auntie on my Fathers side.From this generation,I have ten cousins.I also have two brothers.I am the only one from my generation or the two preceding generations(that I'm aware of)that has an IBD.

Families are very large collections of people,there are bound to be times when this disease hits more than one person in a family.My personal view is that there isn't sufficient evidence to suggest it's a generic illness.Some of you will disagree,especially those with offspring that become afflicted,and I really do sympathize with you.However,for those of you wishing to start a family,I think it would be somewhat rash not to,in fear of your offspring developing this disease.

Easy for me to say!I'm a 36 year old single male,so the right time to start a family has almost sailed ship and,to be honest,was never really a desire of mine.But I can say this,if I did want to start one,my UC wouldn't even be a consideration.As I said before,I'm the only one in my family with an IBD,so I see no evidence to worry.

I guess you all have your own story,many with a very different perspective,but that's how I view things from my own family history.

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   Posted 1/12/2008 2:49 AM (GMT -6)   
my grandman on my dads side has it and her sister. that whole side of the family has gastro, colitis, bowel problems and diseases.
i guess i take after that side.
steph - 31 - female - diagnosed UC in 2000
started as proctitis, went to pancolitis..then went back to left side only to splenic flexure.
last 3 weeks have been fabulous with no UC symptoms at all = remission (yey!) 
prednisone = finally finished!!!  woohoo!
1000mg mesalazine 2x day - 1/2 1/4 oxycodone every 6 12 18 hours (weaning)
calicim, inner health plus (probiotic), fentalyn patch for pain and to wean off oxycodone
VSL#3 didnt work - Aloe Elite didnt work - Budesonide didnt work
prednisone finally made me puff out on my last week of taking it ... bugger!

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   Posted 1/12/2008 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
my mom and my nephew has it.

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,

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   Posted 1/12/2008 4:16 PM (GMT -6)   
My dad has UC and my brother has Crohns. Whoop-de-doo!
Diagnosed Ulcerative Pancolitis
25mg Imuran

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