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Rio in Maryland
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   Posted 2/11/2008 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I copied a cartoon from reader's digest below. Hopefully it comes through, if not here's link:
Rio, 31 yr old male - diagnosed with UC in 07/2006.
Alternative therapies for several months (SCD, ayurvedic treatment, VSL#3): didn't work and became anaemic. Canasa, 2 daily: remission for a month then flared-up.
07/07-11/07: 4800mg Asacol (6 x 400mg, twice a day) & Aloe Elite.
Completed first (6 week) tapered course of Pred in 10/07, flaring up since coming off it.
11/07: Switched from Asacol to 12 x 750mg Colazal (3 weeks on it and symptoms got worse)
12/07: Asacol 4800 mg, Started Azathioprene 175mg, Prednisone 60mg - taper.

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   Posted 2/11/2008 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Argh!!! I don't really want to see my GI's booty! I'll have nightmares over that one.
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.
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Another UC wife
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   Posted 2/11/2008 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
funny to post that - it reminded me of today in Perkins while eating - a guy (roly poly) jumped up to answer his wife's cell phone ringing in her purse - his jeans slipped a good few inches unbeknownst to him and his butt crack was so exposed. His wife was in the ladies room I assume. The guy never even felt a draft - never pulled up his pants and stood there a few moments before sitting back down which made it worse.

Me and this other woman from another booth exchanged glances & noticed it and we almost fell on the floor as his backside was facing us. Actually the poor woman started choking and coughing when she took a bite to eat as she couldn't stop laughing. Her husband didn't know what the heck was going on. It took a good 5 minutes before she could relay to him what had happend. It was a few minutes before I could let my husband in on it too.

When they were leaving his wife noticed and pulled his sweather down in the back. I assume he pulled up his jeans when he got out of the restaurant. More than I needed to see today while trying to eat

Had to share that after seeing that Readers Digest cartoon.

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 2/11/2008 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh geez!! I don't EVER want to see my GI's boo-tay!! Really funny though!
Diagnosed March 2005
Remission since January/April 2006 (incident with mono)
3200mg Asacol, 25mg Amitriptlyine, Ortho Tri-cyclen lo, Imodium when I need it
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude"
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Sherman Tank
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   Posted 2/11/2008 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I hate those gowns- post having two babies I never hope to be in one again. Did you know though- you can actually wear your own long tee shirt if you want to??
Diagnosed proctosigmoiditis/ UC 2004
Misdiagnosed with just Hemeroids since I was 12!!
Bad flare after birth of first son in 2004,
another bad flare pregnant with 2nd baby summer 2006
recent reallly bad flare Dec 2007- 1st time w/ prednisone
Just tapered off Jan 20,2008, Flaring again today :(
Asacol for last 4 years 3pills 2X's, ROWASA as needed up to 3X's a day,
now just Asacol 3X's a day, probiotics 2X's, fish oil
Tryed-acupuncture, herbal remedies

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   Posted 2/11/2008 11:15 PM (GMT -6)   
That was hilarious!
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15, Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, etc... had almost recto-vaginal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Remicade 700mgs every 6 wks (had reaction, will start Humira Feb 11) Clorazepate, Proctofoam HC, Glucosamine 500, Vitamin B, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica for Fibromyalgia started 1/17/08

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   Posted 2/12/2008 1:39 AM (GMT -6)   
i wouldnt mind seeing my gi's booty. hes cute.
which makes it all the more difficult talking about poo in front of him. hahahaha
he does get a good laugh when i see him tho, i leave nothing out!
steph - 31 - female - diagnosed UC in 2000
it was all over the place in my colon... but not anymore!
last month and a half has been fabulous with no UC symptoms at all (after a year long painfully horrible flare) 
weaned off everything now i can't sleep  =(
but i love remission woohoo!

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   Posted 2/12/2008 2:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Another UC wife....ugh. My previous neighbour used to have that happen when he was mowing the lawn...I closed the blinds. I couldn't imagine that to have happened in a restaurant with it staring me in the face...OMG!!!

My doc's pretty empathetic ... no butt exposé needed!

Cute cartoon tho!


*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 3rd night
~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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   Posted 2/12/2008 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey! I just seen that in my recent edition of RD :) That is too funny but I agree with some of the others - there is NO way I want to see my GI's tush!
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~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome -'04 - Norvasc~Fibromyalgia -'06~No meds
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