Posted 3/7/2008 12:14 PM (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.
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
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude"
Maya Angelou

Posted 3/7/2008 12:24 PM (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

Posted 3/7/2008 12:29 PM (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.

*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
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~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
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~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
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Posted 3/7/2008 12:56 PM (GMT -6)
Lefty here too.
Posted 3/7/2008 1:07 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.])
Posted 3/7/2008 1:39 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).

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

Posted 3/7/2008 2:01 PM (GMT -6)
I'm a righty. I'm either have deja vu or we did a poll like this a long time ago!
Tabitha (Tab)

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

Posted 3/7/2008 2:20 PM (GMT -6)
I'm a righty, but my dad (who also has UC) is a lefty.
Diagnosed Ulcerative Pancolitis

Fish Oil
Vitamin C
Slippery Elm

Posted 3/7/2008 2:39 PM (GMT -6)

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!

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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."

Posted 3/7/2008 3:21 PM (GMT -6)
Damo - thanks for making me do my homework! I looked up the scientist who did the study and found this
The study is based on around 17,000 IBD patients. In the US, the prevalence according to this website  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."
-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

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

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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."

Posted 3/7/2008 4:13 PM (GMT -6)
right handed

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Posted 3/7/2008 4:22 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??!!!
Asacol and Iron as Needed. <I've fallen back into unhealthy ways and really enjoying it, burb!>
"There is no reality. Only your perception of it"

Posted 3/7/2008 6:41 PM (GMT -6)
I could only vote once, but both my UC'ers are righties.

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

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

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

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


Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2007
Meds: Remicade, Primal Defense Ultra, Multi-vitamins (also iron, B12, Magnesium and Zinc), Flaxseed/Natures Bounty Fish Oil
Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid (natural anti-fungal) 600mg x2 daily
Carrot & Garlic supplements (natural anti-fungal) x2 daily
Currently taking herbal meds in the search to regain full health.

Posted 3/7/2008 7:31 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
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly; Canasa (1,000 mg) in the morning
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 2/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv

Posted 3/7/2008 10:06 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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