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jayce
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   Posted 7/21/2008 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
if anyone out here can help us i'd appreciate it- my daughter has been struggling-suffering with inflammation of her cervix and bacterial infections right from the beginning of her diagnosis-she has been to the gyno more than most of us (my age) have been, and he treats the symptoms but they don't go away for very long-i am making another appointment for someone else- , she is trying to lead a young life and is more upset about this right now than the uc, and the tears and humiliation are heart breaking.
does anyone have this problem - and have you found a solution?

i'm wondering if this is common-right now her uc is under control and her colon looked healthy in june, the gastro told her this is common with an inlammatory disease like uc, but if her colon is under control why shouldn't her other parts respond as well?
and if anyone knows of a gynocologist in the long island or manhattan area that is very familiar with uc please let me know. my heart is breaking for her.
thanks, feeling desperate

also she has been on losetrin for a few years due to anemia and painful periods as a young teen, she is afraid to go off the pill because her periods used to cause cramps and diarreah-long before she was diagnosed
Mom to 19 year old daughter diagnosed 11/07.
colazal 3 x3 daily
purinethol 6mp=50mg daily
culturelle probiotic 1 daily
chewable vitamin
xifaxan antibiotic 400mg 2x day soon to be weaned

Post Edited (rey) : 7/21/2008 7:39:16 PM (GMT-6)


jujub
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   Posted 7/21/2008 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Rey, I had bacterial vaginosis the whole time I was on immunosuppressants; it may be a side effect of the purinethol or the xifaxan. I finally cleared it up by taking 2 Primidophilus Reuteri probiotic capsules a day. She might try increasing her culturelle to see if that helps; if not she may want to experiment with other probiotics.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
 
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basa0806
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   Posted 7/21/2008 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Bummer! I didn't experience that on 6-mp but I'm her age that would just stink :(
Sam
Diagnosed March 2005
Remission since January/April 2006 (incident with mono)
3200mg Asacol, 25mg Amitriptlyine, Ortho Tri-cyclen lo, Imodium when I need it
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude"
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jayce
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   Posted 7/22/2008 4:17 AM (GMT -7)   
judillyn , i'm going to have her increase the culturelle , do you think it's better to take them together or should she take the extra on at a different time of day?
thanks
Mom to 19 year old daughter diagnosed 11/07.
colazal 3 x3 daily
purinethol 6mp=50mg daily
culturelle probiotic 1 daily
chewable vitamin
xifaxan antibiotic 400mg 2x day soon to be weaned-done
lo-estrin birth control pill for cramps started aroun 2003


chroniemomx2
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   Posted 7/22/2008 5:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to add to be sure not to take the antibiotic and the probiotic at the same time....I'm pretty sure that you need at least 2 hours between them.....maybe someone will be alone to verify that.

jujub
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   Posted 7/22/2008 6:22 AM (GMT -7)   
She can take all the probiotic at the same time - and definitely at least 2, preferably at least 4 hours after the antibiotics. Maybe take the abx at bedtime and the probiotics in the morning, for instance.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
 
Co-Moderator UC Forum
Please remember to consult your health care provider when making health-related decisions.


NuffinButtTrouble
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   Posted 7/22/2008 7:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Rey,

just bear in mind that culterelle (If I remember right) contains only one strain of good bacteria; so in this case it might be better to follow what worked for Judilyn:

2 Primidophilus Reuteri probiotic capsules a day

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.

Post Edited (NuffinButtTrouble) : 7/22/2008 8:42:36 AM (GMT-6)


jujub
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   Posted 7/22/2008 10:33 AM (GMT -7)   
The Primadophilus Reuteri contains Lactobacillus Rhamnosis, L. Reuteri and L. Acidophillus, 5 billion CFU per capsule. I think the rhamnosus is what helps with vaginal health, but I could be mistaken.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
 
Co-Moderator UC Forum
Please remember to consult your health care provider when making health-related decisions.

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