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   Posted 1/17/2008 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   

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   Posted 1/17/2008 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
yes it is..thanks for the link
*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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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4034
   Posted 1/17/2008 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Very interesting. Thanks.
23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - daily
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D); fish oil

Old Hat
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   Posted 1/17/2008 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks! The researchers have been adding pieces to the UC puzzle. To me it looks like Gene + ? (still unknown) = T-cell absence or deficiency > colon mucosal barrier damage > UC. I suspect antibiotic meds play a role in "?" Or some kind of meds, maybe NSAIDS, too. Or toxins in the physical environment, like pesticides. My thinking evolved from the recent Toronto Childrens' Hospital genetic study + the Glimscher T-bet deficiency study at Harvard. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC; currently on 3 Colazal daily for maintenance of remission)
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