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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 6/17/2008 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Check out this article i found on msn health and fitness entitled Inexpensive Compound Could Treat Severe Diarrhea

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 6/17/2008 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
So, when they say "'A drug based on this compound may also prove effective in treating inflammatory bowel disease and some endocrine disorders,'" do they mean just another medicine to relieve symptoms or a cure?

I really want a cure...
Female, Age 19, Dx w/ UC August 2007
9 Asacol, Rowasa1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis), 1 Florastor, 50 mg 6MP,1 Primadophilus reuteri, 1 DanActive, Remicade (1st infusion 06/08), 2.4 g Lialda

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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 6/17/2008 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Not a cure....just to stop the lining of the colon from excreting excessive fluid...which is a result of the reaction to rid the colon of whatever is offending it.

There are symptoms such as electrolyte imbalance, malnutrition..etc that result in loss of fluids.

The other thing that I'm thinking...some communicable diseases might not be as easily spread if diarrhea isn't present.

Doesn't say what it is...sounds like an immune response med..not a colonic immobiliser such as Lomotil or Imodium.

*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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