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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 326
   Posted 3/2/2008 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
I just wanted to say hello--I have been gone from the forum for awhile now--although my colitis has stayed consistent :(
Missed you all and hope you are all doing's nice to have internet again and be able to discuss this disease!
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery

VSL #3
Amitriptyline to slow gastric emptying

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30842
   Posted 3/2/2008 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Katie.....good to see you even though you're not feeling well. You have a lot on your plate to deal with.I do hope you've had some feeling-well times and that they'll increase as the months goes on.

*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th 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 ....zymactive 3 - 5x 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 Dec 2005
Total Posts : 3238
   Posted 3/2/2008 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Just wanted to say Hi! Post more when you can to let us know what is going on.

Also can you cut your signature to 10 lines or less? Blank lines count as well. Thanks!!!
Tabitha (Tab)

100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-9 a day, Acidopholis Pearls, Nexium
Co-Moderator UC Forum

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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 3402
   Posted 3/2/2008 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I would be SO lost without internet acess! The withdrawals would be wicked...

Good to see you around. Wish you were feeling better!
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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Elite Member

Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 3/3/2008 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Ohhh darn those internet withdrawals! They're nasty! :) I was thinking about you the other day Katie and wondering how you've been getting on. Please let us know whats going on in the life of birdiem ok? :)
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Regular Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 326
   Posted 3/3/2008 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
hey guys,
thanks for the warm welcome back. from late december to late january, i was flaring pretty badly. it seems to be more under control now, but i have little bouts that make me nervous. i am back in california, close to my GI, so that is good. i've been really good about staying away from problem foods (although i have been loving the oatmeal--which is hit or miss with me. i guess we all need our vices).

i was in the digestive aid aisle of walgreens yesterday and i saw this "digestive something (i can't remember)" that said it was for crohns/colitis. i didn't even bother to check it out because i think most of that stuff is junk, but if anyone has heard of it and thinks otherwise, i would love to hear it.

hope everyone is doing well!
katie; 23
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year; diagnosed with colitis 2007; malrotated colon; no cecal valve, removed during surgery; gastritis
Amitriptyline to slow gastric emptying; Forvia; Compazine

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