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   Posted 4/19/2008 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I thought I would start a bit of a fun thread about where we all are from. So many new members that its nice to see what place everyone lives in.

I'm in Canada. :)
35 year old Male, Husband, Father of the best three kids in the universe.
First Flare was February 2005. Diagnosed June 2005-left-sided Colitis, suspect it has since spread. Started 4000 mg Oral Salofalk June 2005-stopped January 2007. Remission until November 2006. Been in a flare to various degrees since November 2006 to February 2007. Currently in remission.
Presently on 0 mg Prednisone-down from 60 mg!
Weekly 4000 mg Salofalk enemas.
Daily 4000 mg Salofalk oral.
Started Omeprazole 20 mg February 2007.
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Total Posts : 616
   Posted 4/19/2008 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Seattle, Washington, USA
Asacol 4 tabs 2x daily www.myspace.com/gardenerjames
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
13th Remicade infusion End of April

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 4/19/2008 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Ten minutes west of Chicago, IL USA
Kelly, 30

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, 5mg pred, 150mg Imuran
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran twice daily for nausea, darvocet for pain
Remicade started 3/1/08...just had 3rd infusion

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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 4/19/2008 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
30 miles east of Pittsburgh, Pa
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Diosmin(for leg and vein support)

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 4/19/2008 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Ich komme aus Cork in Irland!

Asacol and Iron as Needed. <I've fallen back into unhealthy ways and really enjoying it, burb!>
"Whatever you do in life don't berate yourself too much nor contragulate yourself too much. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody elses'"

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   Posted 4/19/2008 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Just west of Detroit, MI here.
Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC
~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Allergies-Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Fibromyalgia-'06~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections
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   Posted 4/19/2008 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
20 minutes south of Macon, Ga USA
Kara, 20
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis March, 07
-Left sided all the way up
-Was on Colazal..it didn't do anything for me. Had horrible flare up...been on lialda and pred since. Seems to be working!
Medications: Colazal 3 pills 3x a day
                  Lialda - 2 pills in the morning w/ food. Proctofoam once before bed

Eva Lou
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   Posted 4/19/2008 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

diagnosed with UC '02
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade infusions
Imuran- 100mgs/day

Regular Member

Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 96
   Posted 4/19/2008 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Surrey in the UK
Diagnosed May 2005- left sided UC.Diagnosed with iritis in my Right eye March 2007
On Pentasa 8 tabs a day
Also on Pentasa enemas one daily to treat current flare.

Plus Aloe vera, probiotics, multi vits, turmeric,bromelain.

Yorkshire Lass
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 4/19/2008 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   
:-)  Hi Everyone
East Yorkshire in England

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   Posted 4/19/2008 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
tongue  Canada tongue
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 4/19/2008 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   

Diagnosis in October 2007: Non Specific Colitis (possible UC but not confirmed) (Mild inflammation on Rectum, Plus some patchy inflammation on Right side of Colon).

Medication Prescribed: 800mg Mesalazine (Asacol) 3 times a day  

Symptoms: One or sometimes two BM's a day often linked to anxiety and stress (IBS). In remission since October.

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30998
   Posted 4/19/2008 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
*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 !!!

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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 459
   Posted 4/19/2008 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Cape Town, South Africa

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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 124
   Posted 4/19/2008 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Just outside Edinburgh, Scotland.
Diagnosed Indeterminate Colitis 25/11/2007 (update: told by consultant 15/01/08 in his opinion definitely UC). 1 x Solofalk Enema/day 40mg Prednisolone 35mg Prednisolone 30mg Prednisolone 20mg Prednisolone 25mg Prednisolone 20mg Prednisolone 15mg Prednisolone 4g Pentasa/day

Now on 150mg Azathioprine/Imuran, back up to 40mg Prednisolone, now tapered to 25mg 10mg Prednisolone, told to go back on Salofalk Mesalasine Enemas 2g 1 x night, now told to come back off the enemas as seem to have Hemmies (ouch!), Omeprazole 20mg, 2 x Calcium Adcal D3

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Date Joined Mar 2003
Total Posts : 10407
   Posted 4/19/2008 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Austin, Texas, USA
Howdy tongue
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.
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The information I share on this forum is based only on my own experience and study. It is important to consult your health care provider when making health-related decisions.

Regular Member

Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 27
   Posted 4/19/2008 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Sacramento, California - USA
California girl born and raised.... But not the LA type!
A 20 year old girl that is newly diagnosed
Yet she still is determined to go out and live her life to the fullest...
Diagnosed 10/30/2007
Currently taking:
Lilalda -NO MORE!
Biotin -NO MORE!
Solotron -NO MORE!
Caltrate -NO MORE!
Prednisone -NO MORE! :)

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   Posted 4/19/2008 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   

Fun thread!
Tabitha (Tab)

100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-9 a day, Acidopholis Pearls, Nexium

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Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 364
   Posted 4/19/2008 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Equal distance from both Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

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

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 67
   Posted 4/19/2008 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, for the next 30 days or so, Virginia Beach, VA but moving to Cape May, NJ.
UC diagnosed in 1985...22 years.


50 mg 6mp, Rowasa and Cortenemas as needed.
Probiotics and Aloe Vera Gel, Chlorella and digestive enzymes.

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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 186
   Posted 4/19/2008 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
oh, I love Cape May.  I'm in New Jersey - just outside Trenton

36 year old female with left-sided UC
400 mg Asacol 4 pills 3 times/day lialda 1 pill 3 times/day
making some very light attempts using Rowasa enemas just cant seem to do these
iron supplements 3 times 1/day
multi-vitamin 1/day
Digestive Advantage Colitis formula 1/day

Regular Member

Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 63
   Posted 4/19/2008 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Another Canuck!!!, Southern Ontario
29 year old male, diagnosed after bad flare in Summer 2005, quickly brought into remission by pred and salofalk. 2 years symptom free after that!!
Currently in a flare since summer 07 - I desperately miss remission!!!

Current Meds: finally off Pred (after months of 40mg), 2000mg salofalk, calcium supplements, Pantoloc, Buscopan, Clonazopam, Cortenema
Started 100mg Imuran Jan 15/08 - no noticeable effect yet... aside from nausea, vomiting, fatigue...

Regular Member

Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 354
   Posted 4/19/2008 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Jessica 26/F On Entorcout again...
Asacol 4pills /three times a day(from 2 pills/ three times a day)
Culturelle once daily
Tried (Entorcort EC 9ml/day and Prednisone)

Regular Member

Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 100
   Posted 4/19/2008 8:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Leicester, NC...about 10 minutes from Asheville
29 Yrs old
Dx UC 3/07
4 Lialda/day
Remicade (only had three infusions)

Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 21
   Posted 4/19/2008 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm in Canada as well (Saskatoon)
Universal Colitis since 09/2003
Current Meds:
Asacol (1200mg 3x daily), [occationally alternate Asacol with Pentasa]
Prednisone (5mg, tapering),
VSL #3 (4 packet/day),
Calcium Supplement,

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