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   Posted 1/11/2008 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello All,
I hope you all have had a good holiday season and a happy new year - with wishes for continues and improved health for all of us in 2008. 
I am doing a bit better, but still unable to take my remicade infusion.  This is now my second cancellation not having my remi since end of October.  My symptoms are slowly coming back so it is imperative to get my viral and bacterial infections done with.  I am taking CIPRO at the moment. 
I am still in remarkable pain with my legs, and I have been given a motorized chair.  That helps a bit - but still doesn't afford me the pleasure of my old daily routine.  I hope I can re-use my legs soon.
I will try to check in more now that I am feeling a bit better.
Love to all here

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   Posted 1/11/2008 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Bob! So good to hear from you. You hang in there! Sending happy thoughts your way!
Tabitha (Tab)

100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-9 a day, Acidopholis Pearls, Nexium

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   Posted 1/11/2008 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
hey BOb - good to hear from you. sorry you aren't feeling well. are you piling on the probiotics while on cipro? I took it once for 10 days, and it was a bit rough at first (that was my old life, pre-UC) and the doc emphasized the need for probiotics while on cipro.

I hope you feel better soon. hang in there.
Pancolitis dx 3/07
12 Asacol/day
150mg Imuran/day (steroid dependent, reached this dose 9/07)
Various vitamins, a probiotic.

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   Posted 1/11/2008 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there Bob! I'm glad to hear you're starting to feel a bit better. I just wish there was more I could do for you :( Come back to us whenever you are able.
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   Posted 1/11/2008 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bob,

I took cipro during my flare and it really helped me out. Sorry to hear about your legs, I hope you will be up and around soon.

Wishing you a healthier new year!
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 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
:-)   :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) Bob!!!!!!!!!Great to hear from you buddy!!!I was getting a little worried there.Sorry to hear you are still in such poor health, you and Dave are having such a bad time.I hope this year brings you a lot better health and happiness.How is your wife, i'm sure she has been a great support to you.
              I'm so glad to see you back,Happy new year
                                     p.s. keep 'er lit
                                     keep the faith 

         asacol/proctifoam/Zoton (lansoprazole)/propranalol


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   Posted 1/11/2008 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Good to hear from you. Hang in there Bob

Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Diosmin(for leg and vein support)

Another UC wife
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   Posted 1/11/2008 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy New Year to you too Bob. Hope things turn around soon for you.

61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07  Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days.  150mg Imuran  Zero mg prednisone   12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, fiber capsule 1x day, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 40 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs  Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month

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   Posted 1/11/2008 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Bob! I've missed you! Sorry to hear things are so tough for you right now. Thinking of you often!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Aciphex, Effexor XR, Forvia and a Probiotic
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use.  Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
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   Posted 1/12/2008 2:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Bob...sad to hear you're still is such pain and that your UC symptoms are starting show up. I hope once the cipro course is over, you'll be able to have the Remi sooner than later.

It's good to hear you have a mobilised chair to help you get around.

Healing thoughts sent your way!
Heather xx
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~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 !!!

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