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Just here...
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   Posted 7/8/2008 6:34 AM (GMT -6)   
As I read more and more post, I notice that most are from females.  I was just curious how many guys are out there with this!  Well, now that I think of it, maybe guys are just to 'macho' for support groups!  LOL!  KIDDING!
 
Off to Remi soon!
Jared
Pancolitis diagnosed in '99
Crohn's Disease diagnosed in '06
Currently on:
Medrol Dose Pack
Imuran 100 MG Daily
Asacol 1600 MG Daily
Flexeril 10 MG (four times a day for relaxation/stress relief)
Remicade
Slow release Iron
 
 


Got2Believe
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   Posted 7/8/2008 7:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Two.
There are more females i think. I think people may often think I'm a female mainly b/c my name here.lol. I found this website not looking for support, but to figure out this darn disease b/c I think everyone needs to educate themselves, but I am surprised at the support and sort of commrodary of the community.
                                                                                         
28/M/TX single parent of gorgeous 2.5yo girl (revised 5/8/08)
Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
currently:  6th week flaring;improving; 2bm/day; very little blood
RX/day:  Currently 10mg of prednisone per day. Lost job and insurance 10/2007 and stopped taking asacol and Imuran cold turkey
OTC: seldom use VSL#3, vitamins & other natural treatments
Diet: SCD helps tremendously, but am not strictly on it.
Other: food combos, enzymes, good posture, chewing more, etc.


WhiteSox1
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Total Posts : 135
   Posted 7/8/2008 7:55 AM (GMT -6)   
A dude here.
 
This website is great and I had no shame coming here for advice.  At the time I desperately needed it.
 
Quick question,  what's a Medrol Dose pack?
Pancolitis - Diagnosed on 9/6/07
Asacol 4 pills 3x's daily
Imuran 150mg.
Canasa
Multi-Vitamins
Calcium with Vit. D Tablets


NuffinButtTrouble
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Total Posts : 679
   Posted 7/8/2008 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm a dude too...

and I love this site and the people on it; it's great being able to interact with people who know exactly what you go through everyday.

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.


marty1976
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   Posted 7/8/2008 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Another bloke here! as blokes got to stick together:):0

                                     keep the faith 

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


       
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Dr-A
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Total Posts : 2105
   Posted 7/8/2008 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
fellow dude
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Lialda 3 day
Starting Immuran
Hydrocort/Rowasa/Vitamin E Enemas rotated
Probiotis/MSM/GreenTea/VitD+Ca/SuperDHA


Bad Gut
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 304
   Posted 7/8/2008 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Another Guy here.  I just don't post much but read a lot.  I'm not ashamed or embarrassed about it, I'm in remission since about 2 months after being diagnosed.  So I just don't feel as I have the true experience as others with their advice.   I have heard though that UC is most common among women so maybe that has something to do with it?

Diagnosed Feb 2007
12 Asacol Daily
Rowasa nightly
Multi-Vitamin Daily
1 Probiotics pill daily - Culturelle with Lactobacillus
Tumeric and Garlic supplement 2x daily


Mackster
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Total Posts : 768
   Posted 7/8/2008 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm a man trapped in a womans body, can I count as a fella?  ;)

Concerned Wife in WA
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 37
   Posted 7/8/2008 2:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I am on here for my husbands sake. He still isn't feeling up to sitting at the desk on the computer
44 y/o Alaska Crab Fisherman

Diagnosed May 2008
Mesalamine 12 pills daily
Prednisone 40 mg
Oemneprazole 40 mg
Zofran
Reglan

Remicade

Taking multiple vitamin supplements, lots of omega 3's and Antioxidants


ediekristen
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   Posted 7/8/2008 3:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm often surprised when I find out the gender of some folks here.. Sometimes you can't tell by their names or anything they say and all of a sudden they bust out with "and then I was on my period" or something and I'm like "Wait, what?? I thought you were a guy all along!" hehe. But I think there are quite a few males on the site, though probably more females for sure.
 
(I'm a girl by the way, just wanted to chime in)

mudua
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Total Posts : 459
   Posted 7/8/2008 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Another guy. My doctor once told me "How did a black male like you get U.C" ?, this is supposed to me a disease of mainly white and Indian women

Silent Lucidity
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   Posted 7/8/2008 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Another male here,the statistics don't count for much if you're unfortunate enough to be afflicted with this condition!I think a few more females post here than men.When you factor in periods and childbirth,I think they're just less squeamish and more open than us guys.

I've had this so long now,I'm pretty desensitized,and some of my colleagues can't believe some of the stuff I say in earshot of whoever might be about."Oh great,Hospital appointment next week,another anal invasion",is no big deal to me,no matter who hears it!
Procto-Sigmoiditis dx 1995.First Colonoscopy in ten years,on 29th Feb 2008,revealed moderate to severe Pancolitis.
Current meds;200mg Azathioprine daily.Pentasa 2 x 500mg 4 x daily.
Got Ryche?


Pooper Bowl Champ
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 68
   Posted 7/8/2008 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   

 Add one more for the guys!

However, I too realized that most of the posts are from females. Honestly though I think of us all as fellow UC'ers.


DX Pancolitis 3/2004
Colazol (Generic) 3 tabs 2x a day.
Levothyroxine .137 for Hypothyroidism
Multivitamin


Just here...
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 110
   Posted 7/8/2008 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   

It's the 'slang term' for MethylPREDNISolone Tables, USP.  They are the post medication regime that from what my doctors office told me, most patients have to take after their remicade.  It's to prevent a reaction to the Remicade, its a tapper yourself off drug, you start with 6 tablets the first day, 5 the second, etc... But you take them at different times through out the day, not at the same time.  They told me, that once I've had 4 infusions, that they will see if I have a reaction to it, and then I might not have to take it anymore.  BUT, as today was my second time, I'm having a small reaction to it.  (Burning face, pain in joins, my skin is warm to the touch, etc) Along with that I have to take Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride (Benydril) and also Advil for the pain and inflamation in the joints.

I found this explination online:

Methylprednisolone is a synthetic glucocorticoid drug. It is sold in the USA and Canada under the brand names Medrol and Solu-Medrol.

Like most adrenocortical steroids, methylprednisolone is typically used for its anti-inflammatory effects. However, glucocorticoids have a wide range of effects, including changes to metabolism and immune responses. The list of medical conditions for which methlyprednisolone is prescribed is rather large, and is similar to other corticosteroids such as prednisolone. Common uses include arthritis therapy and short-term treatment of bronchial inflammation or acute bronchitis due to various respiratory diseases. It is used both in the treatment of acute periods and long-term controlling of autoimmune diseases, most notably SLE.

Methylprednisolone has serious side effects if taken long-term, including weight gain, glaucoma, osteoporosis and psychosis, especially when overdosed. The most serious side effect occurs after the adrenal glands cease natural production of cortisone, which methylprednisolone will replace. Abrupt cessation of the drug after this occurs can result in a condition known as Addisonian crisis, which can be fatal. To prevent this, the drug is usually prescribed with a tapering dosage, including a pre-dosed "dose pack" detailing a specific number of pills to take at designated times over a six day period.

Alternative treatments to many of the conditions currently indicated for methlyprednisolone are actively being researched. Additionally, new drugs such as budesonide are being created, which provide similar benefits but without the adrenal suppression problems.

and its perscribed for spinal cord injuries(traumas).It has been proven that a dose of 30 mg/ kg IV followed by IV drip at 5.4 mg / kg / hr for 23 hours: improves sensory and motor recovery if given within 8 hours of the injury.

Hope that helps explain it!

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WhiteSox1 said...
A dude here.
 
This website is great and I had no shame coming here for advice.  At the time I desperately needed it.
 
Quick question,  what's a Medrol Dose pack?


Jared
Pancolitis diagnosed in '99
Crohn's Disease diagnosed in '06
Currently on:
Medrol Dose Pack
Imuran 100 MG Daily
Asacol 1600 MG Daily
Flexeril 10 MG (four times a day for relaxation/stress relief)
Remicade
Slow release Iron
 
 


Severin
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 320
   Posted 7/8/2008 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Aye, another bloke here.
"We are dreamers, shapers, singers and makers..." - Elric, Technomage
  • 28yo male. Brisbane, Australia. Diagnosed at 16yo. Currently enjoying severe pan-colitis.
    - Participating in the Golimumab trial as of 1st May, 2008;
    - 2x Colazide, twice a day; 25mg of 6-MP a day; 1xAllopurnol;
    - 1x teaspoon of Metamucil 3 times a day;
    - 3x Garlic oil capsules & 7mL Olive Leaf Extract twice a day.


WhiteSox1
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 135
   Posted 7/9/2008 7:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the info Just here....never heard of it before. Hope you feel better soon.

Cheers.
Pancolitis - Diagnosed on 9/6/07
Asacol 4 pills 3x's daily
Imuran 150mg.
Canasa
Multi-Vitamins
Calcium with Vit. D Tablets


Sven
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 7/9/2008 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   

Yet another guy in the ranks.  I to have not posted alot, but do check in frequently.  Just diagnosed last month and still hoping to get things under control now knowing what I'm dealing with.  Always learning more. 

 


Pancolitis - Diagnosed June, 2008
Asacol 9/day
Multivitamin w/folic acid 


twoply
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 24
   Posted 7/9/2008 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Man here too! Maybe we can start a Fantasy Football League since we're all on our computers!! Just kidding.

Take care.
Dx w/ UP in 2005; Dx with UC in 2008
Currently taking: Lialda and Mesalmine Enema (1x per day); Tricor for Cholesterol
Male; age 42; Located in Atlanta


Blues_Rocker
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 7/9/2008 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello all. Another guy here. This is my first post on here actually, though I've been lurking for about a week. A little intro (why not?): I'm a lefty, a guitarist and a computer/electronics/music nerd so if any of you ever wanna chat about that stuff I'm your man. :-)
Chase, Male, 17
Diagnosed w/ UC 6/18/08
Currently on: Prevacid 2x day, Iron for anemia 2x day, 60mg Prednizone (hopefully tapering soon), Asacol 2 pills 2x day
In remission for about a week now! Hoping to keep it going. :D


sodbuster19
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 343
   Posted 7/9/2008 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Another man here. I love this site

<FONT color=#0000ff>Bad flares Guniess & hot wings

Generic Colazal, 2 2xday
Acidophilus Probotic 3 times/day


PeanutMom
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 197
   Posted 7/9/2008 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey now! Twoply . . . . women like football too and if you are starting fantasy football I want in! (o:

(girl here)
Kim
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~ Mom of Nathaniel aka "Peanut" 18m (6/08)
~ Married ~ 36
"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
- Allergies - skin hives when exposed to water - Zyrtec 10mg
- haven't been tested officially but pine is also suspected


Bum Deal
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 34
   Posted 7/9/2008 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

Another bloke here. Regular lurker and occasional poster (but I think everyone tends to rack up more posts as they gain more experience with UC and its many "interesting" effects and medications). I found UC to be a lot less scary once I found this site and read stories by real human beings (as opposed to all the horrible medical definitions you tend to scoop up first when you search on the internet). It's certainly not just a man thing to find UC difficult to talk about with people, but posting here with people who understand how vile it can be really helps when you're having a bad day!

Cheers,
DW

Male 30 Years Old.

Diagnosed Pancolitis June 2007

Currently 20mg Prednisolone, 9 tablets Asacol, 50mg Imuran (started Dec 07), 75mg Mercaptopurine (following allergic reaction to Imuran)


dakotagirl
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   Posted 7/9/2008 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Three of our mods are guys too - Shrek (bob), sideshowbob, and dansky (dave)!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia (hip and spine) diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  close to remission?!?!?
10mg Pred, Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
Remicade: 1st infusion 06/17/08:  Next (3rd) infusion 08/12/08
 
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jw78
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 7/9/2008 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I am a guy too, never posted but have been coming to this site for about 6 months

jars05
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 297
   Posted 7/10/2008 12:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm a dude.

Age: 30
Location: Missouri
Diagnosed with UC in 1997.
Medications: 100 mg Azathioprine a day
Supplements: 2 Omega 3s, b-6, calcium, and multivitamin
No. of colonoscopies: I lost count at 6...LOL!
Last scope: 10/9/05-everything looked ok.
 
 

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