New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 950
   Posted 1/18/2008 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi friends,
I've been gone a long time, and I decided to stop in for a visit. I stopped posting for personal reasons having nothing to do with the awesome people on this site. I went for several months with no meds, but had a flare up about 4 months ago, and now I am back on Asacol for an indefinite period of time. However, being a much smarter person than I was in my early years of UC, I caught it, got back on meds and I'm sailing along just fine. I just wanted to say hi to old friends and new. To the new folks -- I learned so much from the veterans here. I have a whole new diet and health regimen that would not have been possible without this site.
Pancolitis, GERD, Brain Aneurysm Survivor
Asacol, Prilosec, Plavix, Aspirin, Culturelle
about 90% SCD, gluten, dairy, soy, and yeast intolerant
Remission with a little bump now & then

Forum Moderator

Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 1/19/2008 5:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Maggie......welcome back...I think? :) Glad to see you posting again but sorry about the flare. It's good to "see" you again!
Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC
~Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal (9 daily), 6mp (50-100mgs), Colocort, Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia, Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa** ~Allergies - Allegra & Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc~Fibromyalgia - '06~No meds
To help Healingwell - click here: DONATE
"The quality of my life depends on the quality of my thoughts."


Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 1614
   Posted 1/19/2008 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Good to see you back
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Diosmin(for leg and vein support)

Elite Member

Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30218
   Posted 1/19/2008 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome back.

Good you started on your's good insurance. You could also consider rectal meds...even suppositories will help keep some rectal inflammation down...considering that's where your flares will start.

Treating earlier and earlier will make a difference.

*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 !!!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 2844
   Posted 1/19/2008 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Maggie,

As others have said it's great to see you back glad to see things are going well for you.

Take care.

Dansky Co-moderator UC forum
Azathioprine, Beloc-Zok, Calcichew, Citalopram Hydrobromide, Dihydrocodeine, Mydocalm, Paracetamol, Pariet, Prednisolone, Sulfasalazine, Zopiclone.



New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Thursday, March 22, 2018 4:01 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,942,881 posts in 322,900 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 161271 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, amariexe.
385 Guest(s), 8 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Zita27, Abuelita64, breakthecycle, Hoagie, The Dude Abides, Spanish, OriolCarol, Snoobdat