Are you left-handed?

Are you left-handed or Right Handed?
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Left-Handed - 33.3%
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Right-Handed - 62.2%
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Ambidextrous - 4.4%

 
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princesscolon
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   Posted 3/7/2008 8:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I heard that UCers are more likely to be left-handed somewhere so I thought I would ask here.  I am a lefty. eyes
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


Beth75
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   Posted 3/7/2008 8:36 AM (GMT -6)   
i'm a righty, but I do a lot w/my left hand and when I waitressed I always held my tray in my left hand, just couldn't do it w/my right.....not sure why???
Beth, 32
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ almost in remission
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd Sept 2007
Prednisone 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.


Rio in Maryland
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   Posted 3/7/2008 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Left-handed here.
Rio, 32 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 Azathioprine 175mg, Prednisone taper from 60mg - Now on 10mg; 2/08: added 2 Pentasa x 1mg on alternate days.


damo123
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   Posted 3/7/2008 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I can't see why there would be a connection between UC and being left-handed especially if the genetic model of UC is correct. But I stand to be talked down on this point!

Left-handed people have a slightly lower life expectancy becasue they tend to have more accidents. The world is created for and by right handers so left handers have a higher exposure to appliance - related accidents and consequently slighlty higher mortality rates (approx 2-3 months).

If indeed UCers are more left handed it would imply that enviromental triggers are in some way biased against left - handers. Quite possible but difficuly to see an obvious connection.
 
The answer we should be getting is 10% lefties 90% righties. We really couldnt conclude anything from this unless we get 25+ respones so come on...answer the question and we can carry out a statistical test of significance assuming of course the Binomial Model. I know...you are asleep by now arent you!!! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz

Very interesting thought, I'm a right-hander by the way.


400-800 mg Asacol a day
Iron supplment,Probioitcs
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"There are only about a half dozen things that make 80% of the difference in any area of our lives."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Post Edited (damo123) : 3/7/2008 8:48:11 AM (GMT-7)


kb5
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   Posted 3/7/2008 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I only write with my right hand but do most everything else with my left. I even draw with my left!
Kelly, 29

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, started at 60 mg 1/07, 15 mg pred, down to 10 mg 1/11/08...down to 10/5...
75mg Imuran starting 8/23/07---bumped to 100mg 10/8/07--bumped to 125 11/14/07...
Taken off of Imuran temporarily 1/11/08-back on 1/16/08 now at 150mg imuran
waiting to be scheduled for remicade.
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran twice daily for nausea, darvocet for pain
antispasmodics didn't work.


hedgehog
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   Posted 3/7/2008 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Lefty here!
UCers aren't more likely to be left handers, but left handers have been shown to have a greater chance of getting UC. According to this link, 1 out of 10 people in the population studied are left handed but 21% of the people with IBD are left handed, so the risk is doubled for left handers.
 
 
Tara
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-last 25cm of colon affected
-Salofalk enemas stopped working
-xylocaine enemas put me in remission
-Asacol 2 800mg pills 2x/day
-budesonide enemas as needed


jujub
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   Posted 3/7/2008 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Right handed. My left hand was a paper weight (used pretty much only to stabilize things) until I had surgery on my right shoulder twice. Now I can do some things with it, I've learned to use the mouse and some other things. I'd never be able to write legibly with my left hand.
Judy
 
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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basa0806
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   Posted 3/7/2008 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm right handed. I have 2 brothers that are both left handed and I'm the righty with the UC. My left hand is completely worthless. I use it for balance but nothing else really.
Sam
19 years old
Diagnosed March 2005
Remission since January/April 2006 (incident with mono)
3200mg Asacol, 25mg Amitriptlyine, Ortho Tri-cyclen lo, Imodium when I need it
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princesscolon
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   Posted 3/7/2008 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL, damo... you lost me at "statistical." It would be nice if more people answered the poll just because I am curious about it. You can do the math for me, ok?

Thanks for the clarification, hedgehog. I was too lazy this morning to look up the facts but that was what I meant. :P
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


quincy
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   Posted 3/7/2008 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Righty.....butleft-handedness runs in my mom's family (whom I strongly suspect had UC and I've inherited eczema asthma from).

I married a leftie...maybe that counts..heehee.

q
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
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~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~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!!)
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NMcP
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   Posted 3/7/2008 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Lefty here too.

Old Hat
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   Posted 3/7/2008 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Predominantly left-handed, but can do many tasks right-handed, such as sewing & using scissors. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

pb4
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   Posted 3/7/2008 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I'll answer for my mom since she has UC (I have crohns), she is right-handed (not that it matters, but so am I).

:)
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tjf
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   Posted 3/7/2008 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm a righty. I'm either have deja vu or we did a poll like this a long time ago!
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laurar
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   Posted 3/7/2008 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm a righty, but my dad (who also has UC) is a lefty.
Diagnosed Ulcerative Pancolitis

Probiotics
Fish Oil
Vitamin C
Slippery Elm
TURMERIC!!!


damo123
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   Posted 3/7/2008 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Tara,

That's a very interesting finding. But I have an issue with it. They say they studied 20,000 people. Doesn't IBD affect like 1 in 10,000 people. So if

a) they studied 20,000 then that would mean 2 had IBD. No way you can base an analysis on 2 people

b) if they studied 20,000 IBD sufferers in the UK that would mean the population of the UK would have to be 20,000 divided by .0001 = 200 million. But its only approx 55 million.

I've no doubt the survey is right just wondering what error I've made or they have!

D
400-800 mg Asacol a day
Iron supplment,Probioitcs
Balanced Diet (...ish!!), Reduced Stress
 
"There are only about a half dozen things that make 80% of the difference in any area of our lives."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


hedgehog
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   Posted 3/7/2008 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Damo - thanks for making me do my homework! I looked up the scientist who did the study and found this http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0CYD/is_20_35/ai_66883767/pg_1
 
The study is based on around 17,000 IBD patients. In the US, the prevalence according to this website http://ibdcrohns.about.com/od/diagnostictesting/p/ibdepidemiology.htm  is 100-200/100,000 and 30-100/100,000 for UC and Crohn's respectively. So that's 130-300/100,000 for the 2 ibd's together. If the prevalence in the UK is similar, then the population would be big enough.
The wording in the first article (bbc news) is misleading when they say a study of 20,000 people...  They should have said IBD patients rather than people.
 
I find the last paragraph in the above link to be kind of an interesting theory:
 
"One hypothesis suggests that testosterone exposure in utero may alter the left cerebral hemisphere and thymus growth, resulting in an association between left-handedness and T-cell-dependent immune disorders."
 
Tara
-female - 32 -diagnosed June 2006
-last 25cm of colon affected
-Salofalk enemas stopped working
-xylocaine enemas put me in remission
-Asacol 2 800mg pills 2x/day
-budesonide enemas as needed


damo123
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   Posted 3/7/2008 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Excellent work there Tara. Journalists and statistics should never mix!!

D
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Iron supplment,Probioitcs
Balanced Diet (...ish!!), Reduced Stress
 
"There are only about a half dozen things that make 80% of the difference in any area of our lives."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


potty girl
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   Posted 3/7/2008 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
right handed
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nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,
potassium.


damo123
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   Posted 3/7/2008 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
We are getting three times as many lefties as we should have after 20 votes. Are we onto something here? Where are the righties??!!!
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JewelsOK
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   Posted 3/7/2008 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I could only vote once, but both my UC'ers are righties.
Julie

Mom of Son 16 UC dx 07/02, Sulfasalazine, Imuran, folic acid, L. Reuteri, Zyrtec, Iron, Vit/Min

Daughter 9 UC dx 08/07 Colazal, 6MP, Iron, Vit/Min., Culturelle


julee70
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   Posted 3/7/2008 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm lefty. But if I try to switch to being a righty, will my UC go away??? :)
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Current Meds: 6MP since 2006, Cortifoam
Past Meds: You name it; I've tried it. (Asacol, Colazol, Pentasa, DiPentum, Rowasa, Canasa, Cortenema, sulfasalazine)


NuffinButtTrouble
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   Posted 3/7/2008 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   

I'm right handed but left footed...go figure. tongue

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   Posted 3/7/2008 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
damo123 said...
We are getting three times as many lefties as we should have after 20 votes. Are we onto something here? Where are the righties??!!!

Many probably won't look at this thread since it's addressed to lefties. But I'm right-handed.
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into complete remission
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Rowasa (generic) - nightly; Canasa (1,000 mg) in the morning
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   Posted 3/7/2008 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm a righty but I'm with you Julee - if I don't use either of my hands will that make the Uc go away?? lol

And no, Tabitha - it's not deja vu, well I guess maybe it is! I recall seeing the same type poll about 4 times already. But, it's a good thing to get out in the open for the new members so I don't mind :)
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