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SDM
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   Posted 1/15/2008 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I just had to share this with someone that will understand the sheer JOY I felt today when I had a completely normal BM for the first time in 5 months! I practically started to weep in the bathroom, no joke (and not for the reasons I usually want to sob in the bathroom! These are things one simply cannot tell most people in your life and get the desired response...LOL. There is no way they could ever understand how incredibly happy I am right now and why! LOL. I knew you would all get it. It's a good day. Thanks for letting me share. tongue
Sandra, age 34


Diagnosed December 2006 with UC (proctitis)

Asacol (800mg x 2)

Salofalk suppositories as needed

Multivitamin

Vitamins E, C, B complex, calcium & magnesium

Omega 3/6 supplements (500mg x 2)

Probiotics


Maureen4RU
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   Posted 1/15/2008 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats! I am so jealous....its been about 8 months for me....hopefully things will get under control for me soon! I totally understand your complete happiness!!! :)
Maureen4RU
lived with UC for 7 years
Colozal (12 pills a day)
Entocort (3 pills a day)


expecting226
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   Posted 1/15/2008 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
CONGRATULATIONS!!! I know that is a good feeling!
Current Medications:
- Asacol (4 pills, 3x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)
- Iron (2x per day)


Red_34
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   Posted 1/15/2008 1:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Yay! On the good poopies! :) Yes, only WE can appreciate something like that.
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TheLori
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   Posted 1/15/2008 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
i tottaly understand. I am SO happy for you!
Lori
38/F
lower left UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, zoloft, levoxyl, prednisone 40m 30m, multi vitamin, Azathioprine 100m (started 1/9/08)


macgrl
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   Posted 1/15/2008 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
That's awesome! I had my first normal BM in 4 months on Christmas Eve (after being hospitalized) and now I'm 3 weeks normal and counting. I can't tell you how excited I am! I totally broke down in tears too at the sight of a normal poo! Congrats.
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Diagnosed: July 2007
Pregnant: Due 05/2008
Meds: mesalamine, 40mg prednisone,
Other: prenatal vit., probiotics, calcium, fish oil.


shoegrl2
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   Posted 1/15/2008 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations! You are right, some things you just can't share with everyone, but all of us here really understand. Hope the good trend continues for you and that you feel well!

Debbie
pancolitis. Osteopenia. multi-vitamin, calcium, omeprazole, benefiber, boniva, align.  Remicade since Dec. 2005. www.myspace.com/dmbarris
 
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jujub
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   Posted 1/15/2008 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Awesome! Didn't you just want to take a picture and frame it? That would give our families a turn, wouldn't it?
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 


blessteve
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   Posted 1/15/2008 3:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Great!! I hope long remission for you.
Diagnosed panColitis 1990.
Current Meds Asacol x4 twice a day.
Pred for flares. I still have my colon THANK YOU GOD!!!
vitamins-veggie juice-wheat grass juice--fish oil
Started 1/01/08
Freindly bacteria:raw milk-kefir made with raw milk--natto--probiotic
Antifungus:Caprylicacid, Pau D Arco, Black walnut hull, Oregano oil
Anti inflammatory:fish oil  1/15/08 started Turmeric
1/10/08 Started healthy diet again.
 


marty1976
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   Posted 1/15/2008 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah   yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeehah for the solid poopy
                                     keep the faith 

         asacol/proctifoam/Zoton (lansoprazole)/propranalol



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princesa
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   Posted 1/15/2008 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   
That's a good sign you're on the right track. I remember how excited I was when my periods finally started again after two years of being extremely ill.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 


tjf
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   Posted 1/15/2008 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats!!! That is great news!!!
Tabitha (Tab)

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

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mbx5
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   Posted 1/15/2008 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I had normal poop about 6 months ago....wow the things we take for granted... now that i think of it, normal poop hurt because it felt like the size of a telephone pole in relation to "d" and string poop.

Its pretty funny to talk about poop.
33 yr old male. UC for 13 years. 40mg pred, 12mg Asacol, Fish oil pills, Garden of Life probiotics. Recent Endonasal brain surgery to remove non-cancerous hormone producing tumor on pituitary gland.


princesscolon
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   Posted 1/15/2008 10:08 PM (GMT -7)   
That is good news! Wish I could say the same!
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle, etc...
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis with almost rectovaginal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Remicade 700mgs every 6 wks (had reaction, will start Humira Jan 29) Clorazepate, Proctofoam HC, Glucosamine 500, Vitamin B, Lomotil as needed, Darvocet, Tylenol pm


quincy
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   Posted 1/16/2008 1:12 AM (GMT -7)   
WooHoo!!
q
*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
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~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 !!!


dakotagirl
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   Posted 1/16/2008 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope today brings you more good poops!
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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love4cats
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   Posted 1/16/2008 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Wahoo, great news!  Yup, not too many people really appreciate a good solid poop like us!
 
 
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.
 
 


Beth75
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   Posted 1/16/2008 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
our poops are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get!

Great news on your poo! I fully understand!
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.


sdaless
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   Posted 1/16/2008 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I am sitting chuckling at my desk!  I do remember the first real sold poop.  mbx5 I do remember it hurting also and still do sometimes!  Haha!!  Hope it continues!
 
Stacy
Current meds are:
 
Asacol 6 pills a day
Lexapro 20 mg once a day
Ativan .5 mg when needed
 
 
 


SDM
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   Posted 1/16/2008 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL...you are all too funny! I especially liked Judy's suggestion of taking a picture and framing it. :) Yup, we are a strange lot chatting about poop! Boy it sure feels good to be understood, doesn't it??! Well, thanks everyone and I too hope this is a sign of good health ahead. Happy wishes for good poops to one and all! :P Thanks for the laughs.
Sandra, age 34


Diagnosed December 2006 with UC (proctitis)

Asacol (800mg x 2)

Salofalk suppositories as needed

Multivitamin

Vitamins E, C, B complex, calcium & magnesium

Omega 3/6 supplements (500mg x 2)

Probiotics


Ken from Pittsburgh
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   Posted 1/17/2008 2:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Sandra, I would really appreciate knowing what type of Probiotics you are taking. I;ve had ulcerative proctitis for years and control flare ups with Mesalamine enemas. Recently I am only in remission for 6 to 8 weeks before I am back to getting lots of blood after a bowl movement. There are so many choices of Probiotics so I'm hoping that someone with proctitis vs colitis will experience results closer to what I am looking for. It seems to make sense to use caplets that are enteric coated, like the fish oil I take. How many tablets per day are you taking? Any suggestions from others in the same situation would also be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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.


SDM
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 1/17/2008 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ken. Actually, I'm struggling a bit with the probiotic decision myself at the moment. Right now I am taking Natural Factors Double Strength Acidophilus and Bifidus but I'm not sure if there's one that would be more effective. I take 2 capsules per day (morning and night). I can't seem to get complete remission for any period of time either and I'm thinking perhaps a different probiotic would help too.
Sandra, age 34


Diagnosed December 2006 with UC (proctitis)

Asacol (800mg x 2)

Salofalk suppositories as needed

Multivitamin

Vitamins E, C, B complex, calcium & magnesium

Omega 3/6 supplements (500mg x 2)

Probiotics


Ken from Pittsburgh
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 1/17/2008 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Sandra,  Thanks for the quick response.  I guess it will be trial and error until something works.  Congratulations on your recent success,  hope it continues.  I'll report back once I see what results I get from the probiotics regiment.
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.  Asacol treatment never controlled flareups or their intensity.
Flareups return every 6 to 8 weeks after Mesalamine treatment.
Currently using Multi-vitamin, Fish Oil and Magnesium tablets as homeopathic remedy.  Considering Probiotic options.


jars05
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   Posted 1/17/2008 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh man I totally love that feeling of seeing a fat log at the bottom of the pond.
Age: 30
Location: Missouri
Diagnosed with UC in 1997.
Medications: 100 mg Azathioprine a day, 20 mg Prednisone a day
Supplements: 2 Omega 3s, b-6, calcium, and multivitamin
No. of colonoscopies: I lost count at 6...LOL!
Last scope: 10/9/05-everything looked ok.
 
 

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