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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 1/12/2008 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
hello all, ive just found this forum thank goodness ive been on a uk one for ages now all of a sudden unable to find it, i am 36 and from uk, i have uc only diagnosed in june of 07, i am now in remission and on asacol, all seems to be going well ish, but im so not what and who i was befor, does this seem normal?

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   Posted 1/12/2008 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Maud i'm glad you find us.Sometimes it can take a while for us to gain full health. When you say that you are not as healthy as before do you mean bowel problems.This forum is great place and a great support network. We will do our best to answer all your questions and be there for you.
                                     keep the faith 

         asacol/proctifoam/Zoton (lansoprazole)/propranalol


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   Posted 1/12/2008 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HealingWell, Maud. We have quite a few Brits here. Not sure if you're speaking of being not yourself physically or mentally. It takes a while for all of us to become comfortable with our new self-image as a person with a chronic health problem. It's like a grief process. It took me almost a year just to get through the denial stage, but then I guess I'm a little slow.

There is a lot of expertise and a lot of different approaches to the DD here. Glad you found us.
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 1/12/2008 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks guys, i appreciate it

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   Posted 1/12/2008 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Maude! Welcome to HealingWell :)

It's not unusual to have to get used to a "new normal" after a life changing event. After I was dx'd with UC my life changed. Some of the things that I thought I wanted no longer were important to me. I redefined part of me. I used to want to climb the corporate ladder. Now I don't think anyone could make that sound appealing to me! (Just an example of the new normal for me.)

There also is a grieving process to go through with a life altering diagnosis.

Hang in there and I hope to see you around!
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 1/13/2008 4:34 AM (GMT -6)   
tanks very much thats encouraging, its just so bizarre, i was always full to the brim of energy, like to drink with the girls and dance dance dance, now the stuffing as all been knocked outta me, and im so not that person, i am not to keen on it lol
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