fish oil helping, and now not helping??

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   Posted 3/11/2008 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
just wondering if anyone else has had experience with fish oil helping initially and then later on becoming a problem?

when i first started it, it cut down my bathroom trips in the morning and allowed me to do all my business at home instead of having to stop at public toilets on the drive to town.

but just recently, things were very mushy and i would sometimes see oil on the surface of the toilet water. so i decided to try cutting out the fish oil and my BMs became much more formed as opposed to borderline D.

28, happily married, stay at home mom to 2 year old son. due to have baby #2 9/17/08
UC (probably pancolitis, but no c-scope yet), diagnosed June 2006, started having major symptoms sometime in January 2006, about 3 months after childbirth. 2nd flare (minor) may 2007 after taking caprylic acid for 2 weeks.

-Prednisone 8/28/06-2/28/07. and again may '07, 8 week course.
-Asacol, probiotics, ground psyllium husk, fish oil, prenatal

may you live all the days of your life.

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   Posted 3/12/2008 6:20 AM (GMT -6)   
That is what happened to me when I was taking the fish oil capsules only for me, I had a faster reaction then you did. I went from doing great to not so great within a 2 week period of starting - how long have you been on them? It could be that your hormones are messing with your Uc and you may be entering a mild flare. If you are, the fish oil can be going thru faster which will not allow it to do it's thing.
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