mini-celebration: off pred for one year and flare-free!

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hekela
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   Posted 6/21/2008 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
okay, so the official year is like 2 weeks away but i'm still really excited about it.
i've definitely had some bad days here and there (mostly as i'm still learning about foods that help me and foods that don't), but no blood and no real urgency for one year!! hooray!!!

so the plan for the celebration: eat sensibly and be thankful! :-D


now if i could just have one year of no hemorrhoids... THAT would be a party! ;p
29, happily married, stay at home mom to 2.5 year old son. due to have another boy 9/17/08
UC (probably pancolitis, but no c-scope yet), diagnosed June 2006, started having major symptoms sometime in January 2006, about 3 months after childbirth. 2nd flare (minor) may 2007 after taking caprylic acid for 2 weeks.

-Prednisone 8/28/06-2/28/07. and again may '07, 8 week course.
-Prayer! asacol, probio, ground psyllium husk, prenatal, folic acid, cal-mag

may you live all the days of your life.


Chris'sColon
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 237
   Posted 6/21/2008 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
woooohhhoooooo!!!!!!!!!!!
Veronica (26), mommy to Chris (2.5 yr old, diagnosed november 2007 with left sided UC) and Emily 2.5 months
 
Chris current meds:
 Pentasa 250mg 3x's daily
 Culturelle 1x daily
 Prevacid 30mg 1x daily
 Prednisone 15mg 1x daily


bellski
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   Posted 6/21/2008 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations, It is so nice to hear your good news.  I hope your remission lasts forever.  Are you still on Asacol?  If so, I was wondering how much you are taking.  Keep up the good work, that is wonderful!  Take Care, Bellski

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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Bigphule
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   Posted 6/21/2008 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   

Congratulations seriously thats great.

 

So if I may ask how long were you on Pred for?  I've been on Pred for a long time and I hope I can have your success.


Diagnosed UC 12/2007
Updated 6/19/08 
 
Prednisone 40mg x 1/day taken in the morning
(6mp) Mercaptopurine 50mg x1/day taken at night
Digestive Advantage Chrones and Colitis Formula x3/day taken at night
Imodium AD 1 Tablet taken in the morning


hekela
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   Posted 6/21/2008 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   
hi,
thanks everyone for sharing in my joy!

bellski, i am taking 5 asacol a day. my GI Rx'd 6 per day but i find that i do better with only 5. i'm a pretty small person and generally very sensitive to any drugs. so i do 2 after breakfast, 2 at 1:30, and 1 around 7pm. and occasionally i forget that night time dose as well. oops. doesn't seem to affect me at all tho.

bigphule, i was on pred for 6 months to get my crazy flare under control (you can see the dates in my signature). that was 6 months starting at 40mg and eventually tapering all the way off. but then only a few months later i had a little flare start up and did an 8 week course that took care of that one. it was MUCH less severe than the first one tho. my GI told me if i had to use pred again (after that 8 week course) for the rest of that year, he was going to start talking to me about remicaide. so i'm happy that i haven't needed it again since.
29, happily married, stay at home mom to 2.5 year old son. due to have another boy 9/17/08
UC (probably pancolitis, but no c-scope yet), diagnosed June 2006, started having major symptoms sometime in January 2006, about 3 months after childbirth. 2nd flare (minor) may 2007 after taking caprylic acid for 2 weeks.

-Prednisone 8/28/06-2/28/07. and again may '07, 8 week course.
-Prayer! asacol, probio, ground psyllium husk, prenatal, folic acid, cal-mag

may you live all the days of your life.


Lonie
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   Posted 6/22/2008 11:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Awesome news Hekela! It's great to be able to celebrate our achievements! :-)

Carol

Remicade - will have my 22nd infusion on June 12.
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics
 
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dakotagirl
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   Posted 6/22/2008 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy dance! Happy dance! Happy dance!

That's AWESOME news!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia (hip and spine) diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  close to remission?!?!?
25mg Pred, Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
1st Remicade infusion:  06/17/08
 
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