OMG - I think I'm in remission!!!!

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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 5/27/2008 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
To all of you out there who have offered all the many ideas and things that have helped you, and been so embarrassingly honest about this disease - THANK YOU!!!!!!

Eight weeks ago, my doctor did blood work and found that I was anemic - which is nothing new to me. I recognized the signs, so when he told me my numbers, I wasn't surprised, nor was I all that alarmed because my numbers have been waaaaaaaaaay worse than they were on that day.

My first time on this Web site, I read about the Haldi drink. I ordered a case and began drinking it right away. I saw some improvement, but was by no means "normal." But it had been so long since I'd been normal, that I truthfully forgot what that would be, so I took the improvement and was happy with it. For about three weeks, I was drinking one Haldi a day and at my doctor's appointment last week, my iron and hemoglobin numbers are coming up - and he was pleased. (He's never pleased with me on my visits to him and has pretty much made me feel like I have not been doing something right, when I have been following his instructions EXACTLY!) I told him about the drink, and he didn't seem to want to hear much about it.

Finding this Web site and finding out that so many of you out there are experiencing the same frustrations I am - even while on medication helped me to feel better about my efforts. As I said before, I started the Haldi, but I decided to try 2 Haldi a day - one in the morning and one and night, and within one week, I had a "normal" BM. It seems funny to get excited about that, but I know that you all understand - IT'S GREAT!!!!!!!!!!! For about a week now, I'd say I'm in remission. First time since my diagnosis.

For the first time, I can go to the mall, or out for dinner and not have to worry about pain and having to find a bathroom while I'm out. I am so thankful for all that you all put out there.

Comedydork - you responded to something else I posted and you said that you were putting tumeric in V8 juice and sprinkling it on food to avoid the cost of the Haldi. Do you think that using the spice on it's own is just as good as drinking the drink? How much tumeric are you using? Anybody else out there using tumeric?
Diagnosed in 2005
Ascacol - 9 per day, Endecort when needed - 3 in the morning, Azathioprine, 3 in the morning and 1 other med I can't remember the name of...16 pills total (this is only my meds for UC)
I also take a pill for High Blood Pressure, one for Acid Reflux, a couple Percoset per day for arthritis, and something to help me sleep whenever I'm on Endecort.
That's waaaaay to many meds!

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   Posted 5/27/2008 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Mb, happy dance for you! I'm so glad you found something that is working.
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   Posted 5/27/2008 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! Glad it's working and you're getting back to living your life.
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 May 2003
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   Posted 5/27/2008 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Awesome!! Wishing you many happy poop days!!

*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 Mar 2008
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   Posted 5/28/2008 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   


I *think* that Haldi works for some is because of the turmeric, which is supposed to be anti-inflammatory. Does the Haldi bottle say how much turmeric is in it? If it doesn't, maybe you could call the company and ask, and try to put the equivalent amount in other things. I'm Indian and turmeric is used in a lot of Indian foods, so that's how I get most of it. You could always do trial and error, and see what works!

Female, Age 19, Dx w/ UC August 2007
Seasonal allergies
9 Asacol/day, 1000 mg Canasa (caused side effects), Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis) 3 pills/day
2 DanActive/day

Another UC wife
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 2111
   Posted 5/28/2008 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Super --- we love to hear the success of others. May it continue for a really loooooooooooooooooong time!

61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07  Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days.  150mg Imuran  Zero mg prednisone   12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, fiber capsule 1x day, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 40 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs  Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema every other PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 402
   Posted 5/28/2008 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
YAY! Congratulations on your remission!
Proud new mom of a beautiful baby boy!
Current Medications:
- Asacol (4 pills, 3x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)

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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 1028
   Posted 5/28/2008 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Thats awesome. Nothing like a good poop to make your day!!
diagnosed with left-sided UC in 1997. (45cm)
Currently on 10mg Prednisone
12 caps of colazal    9 caps Colazal
2 rowasa enemas nightly
35, female

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 458
   Posted 5/28/2008 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Congradulations!!!!  I take tumeric supplements, not sure if they work though because I have had a minor flare since starting last year.

Dx:  UC Proctitis 2006 
Meds:  None so far. Garlic works to ease flares. My GI laughed when I told him and said it was just coincidence. 
Started Meds:  Apr 9 08 500mg 5ASA (salofalk) to ease flare, tapering, stopped. 
Diet:  Regular fresh garlic, Biobest yogurt daily, Omega 3 supplements, very limited junk food, carbs and processed food, low fat diet.  Lots of fresh fruit and veggies (limited potatoes). 
 Added: tumeric and probiotics.

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