glucosamine problem?

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   Posted 4/17/2008 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I started taking glucosamine a week or so ago, and since then I've been kind of gassy and crampy, and today there was blood in the bowl!!! :(
It's possible that it's a hemmeroid, but I haven't actually had any bowl blood for over a year.
So I'm wondering if anyone has had problems with glucosamine, it's the only thing I've changed.
Asacol 4 tabs 2x daily
Forvia once a day - Probiotic twice daily - Methotrexate 3 pills once a week - Actonel once a week
Calcium supp. - 1 mg Folic Acid daily - Omega-3 once daily
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   Posted 4/17/2008 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I tried glucosamine a couple of years ago. I didn't have any negative side effects. As a matter of fact I didn't notice any changes at all. So, after taking it for 3 months, I stopped. I was hoping it would help with the joint pain, but it didn't. If you are seeing blood that quick, I would stop for awhile and maybe give it another try. If it happens again, I'd say it's not for you.........Good Luck James
diagnosed with uc 27 years ago.  Enojoyed 10 - 12 year remission (approximately 10 of those years without any meds)
currently on Sulfasalazine 2 tabs 3x day. Folic acid, mesalamine enema every 4th night, will try to spread it out more. Omega 3, Probiotics, multi vitamin, cacium supplement, Biotin....
In remission since Jan 2008, can't believe it.............

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   Posted 4/17/2008 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I had been taking it and have noticed more reflux but then I got lazy and quit it. I have had more D and problems since quitting it. In your case, I would stop it for a week or 2 and see if it goes away and then try it again.
Diagnosed with Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15, Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, etc... had 1 inch deep rectal ulcer 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Clorazepate, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08, Flagyl 750 mgs started 4/2/08, Humira started 4/4/08

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   Posted 4/17/2008 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Took it for 3 years without any effect on my uc. Battling my current flare, my doc said to limit supplemts to a multivitamin and calcium.
54 yo male
First flare at age 49

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   Posted 4/17/2008 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   
My gastro advised to start at 500 mg daily to see how it agreed. The dose you took may have been too high for someone with other health issues. / Old Hat

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   Posted 4/17/2008 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I started taking it about six weeks ago and haven't noticed any changes.
Diagnosed with UC in Feb. 2005
Colazal (9 a day)
Folic Acid

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