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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 1373
   Posted 8/10/2008 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Ugh!  Howdy everybody.. Sorry to not be posting lately, but I've been so horribly busy and guess what.. I'm flaring again!!  I had a med-free remission for almost 8 months and here I go again.....  My hay business has really taken off and I've been bucking so much hay that I've lost 10 pounds! That's the good part, but I noticed some blood a few days ago and it would come and go, but today it hit me, cramps, blood, feeling yucky, so I'm back on meds and trying to get this one behind me... AGAIN....
  So, To all here, I apologize for my abcense, (did I spell that right)?   And, Now I'll be here keeping tabs on my progress and checking in on how you are all doing.... 
   Oh well, at least I had a great 8 months...  I was even eating salads and drinking milk,... Can you believe that????
Diagnosed with U/C January 31st, 2004, IBS on July 21st, 2006 
In Remission since December 11th, 07, with no U/C meds at this time! But, I do take:
         Xanax .5mg as needed - Effexor 37.5mg. - Culturelle 1x a day
         Plus Now I'm on HRT.... ARGH.. menopause.. Estradiol, .5mg 1x a day

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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 1614
   Posted 8/10/2008 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Susiebuddy,
Glad to see you back and sorry to hear you are flaring again. It is great though that you had a great remission. Med-Free...that is awesome. Maybe you can get this flare in control fast and ejoy your salads again. See you around soon
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Diosmin(for leg and vein support)

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 650
   Posted 8/10/2008 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
hopefully your meds willl kick this flare in the butt and you can get back to your wonderful remission!

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis March, 07

Lialda - 4 pills in the morning w/ food.
Canasa suppositories

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30203
   Posted 8/10/2008 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome back! great to hear that your hay business is doing well!

*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
~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 !!!

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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 552
   Posted 8/10/2008 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry you are beginning to flare again. But it is great to see you back!!

--Mom of bratcat (17 years old)--
Daughter bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Current meds:
Asacol - 4 pills/3Xday, 15 mg prednisone, Remicade
11/14/06 - started prednisone; 1/28/07 - finished prednisone!
3/3/07 - began to taper off hydrocortisone sloowwly! Summer 2007 - slowly began tapering Rowasa. 9/07 -- flaring? Nightly Rowasa. 9/21/07 -- added hydrocortisone enemas. 9/30/07--added prednisone. 10/31--started 6-mp, stopped the enemas. Started lowering prednisone. 3/08-another flare!  7/3/08-Step 1 j-pouch surgery

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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 8/11/2008 5:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Well I was sincerely hoping we wouldn't see you back here Susie........because that would mean hopefully you were still in remission and doing great! It's good you recognized the symptoms of your flare. Earlier the flare is caught = the easier you should be able to get it under control. Congrats on the weight loss :)
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 3402
   Posted 8/11/2008 7:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Susie! Like Red said, it is very bittersweet to see you back on the board! So sorry about the flare, but glad to hear life has been going well for you.

Take care of yourself and keep us up to date on how you're doing :) Hugs!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia (hip and spine) diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  Remission?!?!?
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
Remicade: 1st infusion 06/17/08:  Next (3rd) infusion 08/12/08
Last Prednisone dose:  7/15/08
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Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 2045
   Posted 8/11/2008 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Good to hear from you Susie, soory to hear you are flaring though.Take good care of yourself.
                                     keep the faith 

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


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