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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 2/22/2008 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi.  I was just wondering if anyone has ever had a problem with fish oil making flares worse?

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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 96
   Posted 2/22/2008 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Only helped - ran out of my usual and noticed a difference so quickly got the original - I'm sure there are others that are equally as good but I believe there's a definite difference. Someone else said not to have Omega 6, just 3 as the 6 can cause problems. Good Luck!

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 2/22/2008 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, it gave me more diarrhea than before I took it.
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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Date Joined Feb 2004
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   Posted 2/22/2008 11:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Absolutely no problems here with fish oils, they are a natural anti-inflammatory, I feel they help in conjunction with the other things that I take on a daily basis.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30845
   Posted 2/23/2008 3:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't feel good on fish oil...can't really remember exactly why, however.... Didn't seem to effect UC either way if I remember correctly.

*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 2/23/2008 4:43 AM (GMT -6)   
It's done wonders for my skin, hair and nails...alot of people complain about getting fishy burps from them, however I drink alot of water with each pill I take so I've never had that problem with fishy burps.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 2/23/2008 7:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I couldn't take them either. Made my flare worse with increased D.
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   Posted 2/23/2008 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Some UCers have problems with any kind of fat - even the healthy sources. You might try lowering your dose to see if you can get acclimated to it, then gradually work your way up to a full dose. Or you could try flax oil as an alternate source of omega-3.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal.

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