Any recommendations for a multi-vitamin?

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Rio in Maryland
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   Posted 6/14/2008 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone know of a good multi-vitamin to take - especially one that is suited for UC? Thanks.
Rio, 32 yr old male - diagnosed with UC in 07/2006.
Alternative therapies for several months (SCD, ayurvedic treatment, VSL#3): didn't work and became anaemic. Canasa, 2 daily: remission for a month then flared-up.
07/07-11/07: 4800mg Asacol (6 x 400mg, twice a day) & Aloe Elite.
Completed first (6 week) tapered course of Pred in 10/07, flaring up since coming off it.
11/07: Switched from Asacol to 12 x 750mg Colazal (3 weeks on it and symptoms got worse)
12/07: Asacol 4800 mg, Started Azathioprine 175mg, Prednisone taper from 60mg - Now on 10mg; 2/08: added 2 Pentasa x 1mg on alternate days.

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   Posted 6/14/2008 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Someone recommended Centrum to me.
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis,
Currently: symptoms have subsided for the most part
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Cymbalta 20 mg X 1, Canasa (sometimes) Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, One a Day Women's X 1, Citrucel, Probiotics
High fiber diet
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   Posted 6/14/2008 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I like the recommendations of Jini Patel Thompson.
I'm 25 years old and a student.  :)
Pan-colitis DX in 98
Prednisone 8mg (tapering). Colazal, Entocort. 
Carlson Fish oil, Glutamine, Whey Protein Isolate,  Multivitamin-mineral, Borage Oil, Digestive Enzymes, Natren probiotics 
No sugar, grains, dairy.  Whole foods only. Water only.

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   Posted 6/14/2008 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
a great one is Multi-Sorb by Country Life b/c it's a softgel.  It absorbs in the stomach so you get the full benefits of the capsule vs the enteric coated ones that start to break down in your intestines and only get half of the benefits.

Bionic B
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   Posted 6/14/2008 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   

my gp recommended DS-24 which i have been using for about 3 weeks now and i must say it does work for 's one capsule you take daily and it has various nutrients in, DS stands for DAILY SUPPLEMENT. I think i have finally found something that works for me

bIaNcAcHaRlEnE aGe 29
DiAgNoSeD sEpTeMbEr 2006
AsAcOl TaBlEts 2x DaIlY
aSaCoL sUpPoSiToRiEs 2x dAiLy

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   Posted 6/14/2008 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I take forvia. It is a vitamin especially made for UC. Check out there website
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Diosmin(for leg and vein support)

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   Posted 6/14/2008 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I use Forvia as well. The chewables are great when you're tired of swallowing pills!
I also supplement with a children's multi as well. Right now - gummie Scooby ones!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  Flaring
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
30mg Pred until I get set up for Remicade
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   Posted 6/16/2008 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I also use Forvia.

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   Posted 6/16/2008 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't tolerate iron so I take a children's vitamin. A Flintstone immune boaster.
Tabitha (Tab)

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