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Red_34
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   Posted 6/23/2008 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I am just curious here so indulge me for a bit eh?  :-)
 
The question is:
 
How old are you now?  And at what age were you diagnosed?  I'm not talking about at what age did your symptoms present themselves but actually how old you were when they said yup - you have Uc.  Because I know many of us have had symptoms way before we even knew anything was wrong and many of us have gone years being misdiagnosed. 
 
 
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~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs), Hydrocortisone E's, Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Allergies-Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Spinal Stenosis~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections
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munchkindd
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   Posted 6/23/2008 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Let's see..........I am 48 now.  I was dx'd at 21 years of age.  So that means that I've had UC longer than I haven't. yeah I was lucky enough to get it once I quit smoking and was planning my wedding.  Oh what fun.........But, hey, things could be worse. 


*******Donna*******
 
diagnosed with uc 27 years ago.  Enojoyed 20 year remission with just minor blips here and there (approximately 16 of those years without any meds)
 
In a flare for 2 very long years which Asacol didn't help at all.  Finally in remission again since Jan 2008, can't believe it..............
 
currently on Sulfasalazine 2 tabs 3x day. Folic acid, mesalamine enema once every 5th day. Omega 3, Probiotics, multi vitamin, calcium supplement, Biotin....
 


bap06
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Total Posts : 57
   Posted 6/23/2008 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
30 now, and just diagnosed this past year
*Diagnosed 10/07 (6 months pregnant w/ 2nd baby)
*Asacol (4 pills 3x a day)
Canasa
Prilosec
Calcium, multivitamin, Metamucil


PeanutMom
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 197
   Posted 6/23/2008 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 36 now I was diagnosed at 28 . . .don't even know how long the symptoms were there it's all blended over the years.
Kim ~ Mom of Nathaniel aka "Peanut" 18months old
========================
I'm a married 36 yr old mom and here's "The list "
- UC 1997 currently unmedicated was on Colozal from 2001-2007
- Stage 3 CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) 2007 taking 7.5mg lisinopril
- Anemic - Ferolicit IV bi-weekly
- Ashermans Syndrome - no treatment
- Allergies - water - haven't been tested officially but pine suspected


Lonie
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   Posted 6/23/2008 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Was dx'd when I was 45; I'm 49 now.
Carol

Remicade - will have my 22nd infusion on June 12.
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics
 
Co-Moderator for the UC Forum
 
 


munchkindd
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 348
   Posted 6/23/2008 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Sherry, how about you? How old? How old when dx'd??
*******Donna*******
 
diagnosed with uc 27 years ago.  Enojoyed 20 year remission with just minor blips here and there (approximately 16 of those years without any meds)
 
In a flare for 2 very long years which Asacol didn't help at all.  Finally in remission again since Jan 2008, can't believe it..............
 
currently on Sulfasalazine 2 tabs 3x day. Folic acid, mesalamine enema once every 5th day. Omega 3, Probiotics, multi vitamin, calcium supplement, Biotin....
 


expecting226
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 402
   Posted 6/23/2008 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I am 36 now and was diagnosed at age 31.
Wearing many hats: Mother, Wife, Daughter, Professional, Sister, Friend
 
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)
- Multi-Vitamin (1x per day)


nhmas
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Total Posts : 44
   Posted 6/23/2008 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
47 now, 31 when I was diagnosed.

Diagnosed with UC in 1992 (Left Sided - first few flares, Pancolitis 3rd flare). 
10 year remission
Flaring on and off since Jan 2005, currently suspected to have Crohn's
Current medications: Weekly MTX injections, monthly B12 injections, Calcium, Folic Acid, Xifaxan
Past Medications:  All 5ASA oral medications except Dipentum (no effect), Immuran (toxic reaction), Prednisone, Flagyl, Cipro, Bactrim (sulfa drug allergy), Augmentin, Rowasa, Cortifoam, Cortenema.
 


ediekristen
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   Posted 6/23/2008 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm turning 23 next Wednesday, and I was diagnosed when I was 14
Female, 22, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in hip & lumbar region of the spine from long term prednisone use.

Current Meds:
10mg Lexapro (for depression/social anxiety)
Digestive Advantage: Crohn's and Colitis formula (2 pills per day, started 5/14/08)
125mg Azathioprine
4800mg Asacol (Four 400mg tablets, three times a day)
 
 
 


CavsFan
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Total Posts : 95
   Posted 6/23/2008 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 38 and was diagnosed at 32.

NuffinButtTrouble
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   Posted 6/23/2008 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey,
 
I'm as young as I feel  cool   but someone at my last birthday party said 42 or 43, I can't remember .lol
I was diagnosed in 2006...I think.
 
tongue  
 
NBT
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.


Beth75
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   Posted 6/23/2008 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
myself
24 dx'd, 32 now (almost 33)

my Mom
30 dx'd, ostomy at 41 (62 now)

my sister (going to see GI in one month, has some UC symptoms, hope not)
28 now undiagnosed.


Beth, 32 ~ small flare - hoping caused by aspirin - hydrocortisone e's
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.  Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!
 

Post Edited (Beth75) : 6/23/2008 12:36:27 PM (GMT-6)


pupluv
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 256
   Posted 6/23/2008 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I was dx'd at 30yrs old and I'm 43 now. Time sure flies.

Donna
Diagnosed with indeterminate colitis in 1992
current meds
4 asacol 3x's a day
Azathioprine
Rowasa enemas as needed
VSL3
Bunches of vitamins


bratcat
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 74
   Posted 6/23/2008 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed at 15 and a half. Now I'm 17.
Diagnosed 10/12/06
Daughter of Bennie
17 years old
Currently flaring for the 3rd time
Meds:
Asacol 4 pills 3 times a day
20mg prednisone from 60mg
Remicade start April 8, 2008


TraciZ
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 255
   Posted 6/23/2008 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
dx'd at 34, now 35 (next Monday!)
Tressa 35 (F)
probably pancolitis
Colazal 3X3/day, Lialda upped to 4/day,Phosphatidylcholine 4 (420 mg capsules) once/day
Colazal 3X3/day (not generic)
Rowasa & Canasa as needed
Asacol 12/day


princesa
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   Posted 6/23/2008 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I'll be 42 this Saturday. I was diagnosed when I was 33.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal.
 
 


FitzyK23
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   Posted 6/23/2008 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm a crohnie but to add to your poll - diagnosed at 22/23, I am now 26, symptoms since 13.

marty1976
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   Posted 6/23/2008 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 31 now i was diagnosed at 15.
                                     keep the faith 

         asacol/proctifoam/Zoton (lansoprazole)/pred/colofac


       
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sweetmelody
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   Posted 6/23/2008 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 21 and I was diagnosed at 19.

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis March, 07






Medications:]Colazal 3 pills 3x a day</STRIKE>

<FONT color=black> Prednisone


Lialda - 2 pills in the morning w/ food.


Red_34
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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 6/23/2008 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 38 now and diagnosed at 22.
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC
~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs), Hydrocortisone E's, Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Allergies-Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Spinal Stenosis~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections
To help Healingwell - click here: DONATE
 
 
 
 

 
 


tjf
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Total Posts : 3238
   Posted 6/23/2008 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
31 now. Diagnosed at 28.
Tabitha (Tab)

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

http://www.healingwell.com/donate
Co-Moderator UC Forum


piper_chris
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 73
   Posted 6/23/2008 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 41 now, was diagnosed at 37.
- diagnosed ulcerative colitis Feb 2005
- currently 25mg prednisone (tapering down), 75 mg 6-MP/mercaptopurine/purinethol (just started), asacol/mesalamine 4800mg (4 pills x 3 times day), 1 Canasa 1000 nightly, VSL#3, multivitamin, calcium, fish oil, sometimes digestive enzymes


Chris'sColon
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 237
   Posted 6/23/2008 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
chris is almost 3 and was diagnosed a couple of months after his second birthday, symptoms since about 6 months old.


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

Post Edited (UCMommy) : 6/24/2008 7:49:04 PM (GMT-6)


munchkindd
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 348
   Posted 6/23/2008 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
ooh, looks like I'm the winner so far, had it the longest, 27 years, come on, there must be someone out there that can top that...........
*******Donna*******
 
diagnosed with uc 27 years ago.  Enojoyed 20 year remission with just minor blips here and there (approximately 16 of those years without any meds)
 
In a flare for 2 very long years which Asacol didn't help at all.  Finally in remission again since Jan 2008, can't believe it..............
 
currently on Sulfasalazine 2 tabs 3x day. Folic acid, mesalamine enema once every 5th day. Omega 3, Probiotics, multi vitamin, calcium supplement, Biotin....
 


perach
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 116
   Posted 6/23/2008 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I am 33 and was dx'd at 29.
-currently having a flare
-cortenema at night (tapering), Lialda (4 pills/day), canasa, Align probiotic, kefir, multivitamin, calcium with vitamin d, iron

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