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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 7/30/2008 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
How does coffee effect you?

I'm tapering on prednisone and my BMs are normal. Coffee always makes me have to go, sometimes before I'm done with the cup! I'll have some in the morning, have my morning BM and then I'm ready for the day. I just recently added coffee back into my diet, I'm wondering how bad coffee is for you, especially while on prednisone.
20. Female. California.
Diagnosed left sided Ulcerative Colitis at 15
Colonoscopy 7/2/08 now considered Severe Pancolitis :(

20mg prednisone (tapering from 60mg), Remicade (2 infusions), Multi Vitamin, Garden of Life Primal Defense Probiotic.
Allergic to- 6mp (gave me pancreatitis), Mesalamine

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 7/30/2008 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I added it back while I was still on prednisone (this is all within the past 2 months). I have a cup and a half--nothing like my pre-UC 4 cups, but I missed it and it helps move things along in the morning. I haven't had any ill effects, on prednisone or off.
Gale--New York Diagnosed with UC 6/9/08
On Asacol 4 pills 3x/day
Iron supplement, fish oil, magnesium, caltrate D, cerefolin NAC,
probiotics, alpha lipoic acid.

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Date Joined Feb 2005
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   Posted 7/30/2008 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
It did when my flare was at its worst but I've been pretty tolerant. They do much coffee that is made to be easier for people to digest. I think its probably Folgers. I thank god everyday that I can handle! My world would end otherwise!
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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   Posted 7/31/2008 1:48 AM (GMT -6)   
coffee makes me have to "go" whether im flaring or not. heehee

but i still drink it no matter what meds im on.
im on pred now and have no probs with coffee.
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again..  grrr! (triggered by stress - grrr)
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
tumeric capsules x3 a day

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   Posted 7/31/2008 3:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Coffe is a stimulant so it will have that effect for almost everyone.
                                     keep the faith 

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


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   Posted 7/31/2008 7:04 AM (GMT -6)   

I drink decaf coffee and on the weekend I drink @ 4 cups and I am in the bathroom at least 6 times with diarrhea.  Can't go anywhere for a while until it stops.


Current meds are:
Asacol 6 pills a day
Lexapro 20 mg once a day
Ativan .5 mg when needed
Canasa when needed

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   Posted 7/31/2008 7:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Coffee gets me going in the morning. Without it, I get severe headaches and constipation. I have been drinking coffee for so long that I refuse to give it up! :) Sometimes it makes me go once or twice in the morning but while flaring it can make me go up to 6 times a day with D. That is the time I limit my intake.
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