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Sbt3
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   Posted 5/23/2008 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone know if there is a reason not to take Glucosamine while on prednisone currently 10mg tapering, azathiaprine or Lialda? I do a lot of sports that are hard on the body 3-5 times a week wakeboarding, motocross jumping on trampoline etc. I want to start taking Glucosamine to help with my joints and prevent injury. I think I have read that it can actually help with UC as well but I couldn't find anything that said if it interacted with the drugs I am currently on.

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Diagnosed October 07, Flared from October until now off and on. Currently under control with Prednisone 15mg per day and tapering, just started Azothiaprene 100mg a day two, Lialda 4 pills daily. Taking at night helps with the side effects of the Azothiapene.

Post Edited (Sbt3) : 5/23/2008 2:58:05 PM (GMT-6)


Old Hat
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   Posted 5/24/2008 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Ask your gastroenterologist about taking glucosamine. I use 5-ASA meds to control UC, and my gastro cleared me to take 1 glucosamine500/chondroitin 400 tablet daily. Just 1 tablet daily & I'm a good bit older than you are, at the age when knees tend to stiffen for many folks. It helps me at that dose w/o any noticeable side effects-- which is what we UCers especially need to avoid. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

GardenerJames
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   Posted 5/24/2008 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I found it made me too gassy, so I stopped taking it.
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