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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 4/20/2008 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I just want to say "Thank you" to everyone here at this site!! I have been suffering with UC for 13 years and have never met anyone who has UC to be able to share experiences, ask questions, or feel like a normal person until I met you all on this site reading everyone's posts.  I don't feel like a side show freak as much anymore now knowing that there are so many of you out there that share in the same symptoms that I have.  Just this year I starting seeing major hair loss- this REALLY freaked me out!  That's when I started surfing the net on UC and hairloss and found this site.  I have felt so much better after so many people gave me supporting advise. 
So thank you everyone!  I look forward to chatting with you all!

Ulceratice colitis since 2002.  asacol 6xs daily.  Juiceplus supplement, Flaxseed Oil, folic acid, multi vitamin

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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 3238
   Posted 4/20/2008 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi! We are glad to have you here! This site is full of great information and amazing people!
Tabitha (Tab)

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

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 67
   Posted 4/20/2008 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I for one am so glad to read these posts and so very glad to have found this site myself.
I am constantly gathering information. It is so true to be able to hear what other people say regarding this disease. We all know that not everyone can understand how this feels...especially when we say....I have to go NOW!!! Not, wait a minute...a minute is over and well, it's too late sometimes.

I am very thankful for this!
UC diagnosed in 1985...22 years.


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

Elite Member

Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30998
   Posted 4/21/2008 2:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum!

*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 !!!

Elite Member

Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 4/21/2008 5:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I felt the exact same way Georgie when I found this site 4 years ago. And obviously I like it here :) Welcome to the forum and we are happy you found us!
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~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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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2148
   Posted 4/21/2008 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
welcome! I feel the same way, I have learned so much here and everyone has been so supportive. It has just really meant a lot to me to have this empathy, from people who really understand and I hope I have helped others too.
Beth, 32 ~ Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ in remission
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
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 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 20mg 1xday (taper 5mg a week from 60 = ), Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Enalpril 10mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.  Do you have edema? If so, check your protiens!
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.

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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 3402
   Posted 4/21/2008 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree - it's pretty awesome here. To be completely understood is such a great thing!

So glad you found us :)
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  Flaring :(
40mg pred, Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
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