Flaxseed oil Omega 3 pills

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Socalsd
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 7/20/2008 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello All,

You have given me some great insight over the past few days especially Quincy. I picked up a good multi vitamin today and noticed some Omega 3 flaxseed pills. Do these have any benefits for UC? The bottle said do not take if experiencing bleeding.
Prednisone 40mg a day
Asacol 400mg 4 pills 3 times a day


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 7/20/2008 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi...flax, vitamin E, fish oils thins the blood and I don't take them based on that fact since I bruise like a maniac already (inherited thin skin).

Many take them, however. I'm not thoroughly convinced at this point.

Do make sure you EAT!! Make sure you take in protein at least with every meal.

You should, however, take a GOOD probiotic and get your doctor to prescribe rectal meds (rectal meds....rectal meds...repeat after me..lol)

Thank you for the kind words....not all agree with my perspective..just to warn you.

quincy
*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
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~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 !!!


Socalsd
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 100
   Posted 7/20/2008 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks I have been doing the protein with every meal and I seem to be getting more energy( a hamburger patty has been easy to digest). Tried a good gluten and preservative free langers juice it has sugar. I am going to speak to the doc about the rectal meds and probiotics. I know he said he might have some different treatments for me the last time I spoke with him on the phone. The good thing today I have only gone to the bathroom twice with no growling or stomach pain. I am still having some blood but I am hoping the preds are kicking in (I m almost on two weeks) so I can get off them as soon as possible. I can't handle the jittery feeling and lack of sleep. The weird thing is I do better at my super stressed out work envioronment. Although last time I remember eating everything in sight not so much this time. Maybe I wont get the moon face this time. Now just trying to get in the right mindset for going back to work tomorrow after having my appendix removed tuesday on top of the flare. Debating if I should take another few days off.
Prednisone 40mg a day
Asacol 400mg 4 pills 3 times a day


bbc
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 7/20/2008 9:37 PM (GMT -6)   
What are natural blood thinners?
These are substances that are not drugs that are found naturally and can mimic the effects of aspirin without the negative side effects. Aspirin acts to reduce inflammation in the blood, which enables blood to flow more easily. However recent evidence shows that your body can build up a resistance to aspirin over time, negating the benefits.

Fortunately there are natural blood thinners that can be just as effective if not more so in reducing inflammation and contributing to the efficiency and ease of blood flow throught the body. The best part is they have none of the side effects of blood thinner drugs like aspirin and NSAIDs.

Take a look at the following natural blood thinners:

Fish Oil - By now you've certainly heard about the importance of Omega 3 Fatty Acids in promoting heart health. Doctors and nutritionists have recommended Omega 3's for years, and recently fish oil has been the most recommended source for Omega 3 Fatty Acids.

Fish oil contains two of the most therapeutic Omega 3 Fatty Acids - DHA and EPA. These two fatty acids are the most readily absorbed by the body (much more so than the ALA found in flax seed oil), and can help reduce inflammation in the blood among other heart health benefits.

Ginger - Ginger root extract has long been used in Asian cooking, and has been used for centuries as a digestive aid and motion sickness cure, and more recently to lower cholesterol. Ginger can also help reduce inflammation, as it relaxes the muscles surrounding blood vessels and facilitates blood flow throughout the body.

MSM - Methyl Sulfonyl Methane, commonly known as MSM, is a naturally occurring sulfur compound found in some vegetables. MSM is found in many arthritis formulas, and has strong anti-inflammatory properties.
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