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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 574
   Posted 5/25/2008 3:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone i would just like to say a big thank you for making me feel so wellcome :-) i don't feel so alone and know i can say anything here with out being looked upon as some sort of freak. nono I live in Kent England so i am a bit confused over differant brand names but will work it out or ask as you lot seem very much up on everything to do with U/C once again a big thank you. yeah
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/L
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day
  Mesalazine 400mg 2x day

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Date Joined Mar 2003
Total Posts : 10407
   Posted 5/25/2008 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Lambkins, thanks for letting us know you're in England. As a start:

Mesalazine = Mesalamine (generic name). Brand names are Asacol, Pentasa and Lialda. Asacol is the most commonly used 5-ASA for UC in the US. Pentasa is used more often for Crohn's disease, but sometimes for UC. Lialda is newly approved by our Food and Drug Administration and is a time-release preparation that can be taken once a day rather than two or three times.

Predfoam = Cortifoam

We use US brand names quite a bit around here, just ask us if you don't know what we're talking about.

And welcome again to HealingWell. We're also happy you found us.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 679
   Posted 5/25/2008 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome aboard lambkins,

I'm living in the states, but I'm originally from the USA there are more than 700,000 with UC and the numbers are growing every we are not alone. This is a great site with wonderful people, we may not agree on everything but we all feel for each other....I call this my home away from home and I love all the people here.

There's also a chat room which is open once a week for UC people, I can't remember what day of the week but it's always a good chat.

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2007
Meds: Remicade, Primal Defense Ultra, Multi-vitamins (also iron, B12, Magnesium and Zinc), Flaxseed/Natures Bounty Fish Oil
Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid (natural anti-fungal) 600mg x2 daily
Carrot & Garlic supplements (natural anti-fungal) x2 daily
Currently taking herbal meds in the search to regain full health.

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