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   Posted 8/13/2008 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I just thought that I would share my good news. I had a colonscopy in June because I was having mucus & urgencies. My GI said that everything looked good. That on a scale of 1-3. 1 being mild & 3 severe that I was one. I realize now that the problem was from taking Levaquin for an ear infection.
Since June, I had been doing real good. Only having One BM a day & no urgencies or mucus or blood. I have lots of energy. I also am eating anything I want. corn on the cob, fresh raw vegetables & fruit, and CHOCOLATE. :) I have been eating a trail mix that I mix together for snack which includes mixed nut, raisins, & M & M"s. Dairy still gives me a little mucus.
 3 years ago, I went through a flare that last 4 months with 17 Bm's a day & for that last 2 1/2 years not eating what I want & not feeling good. Things finally correctly itself & I am feel good. So those of you that are having a rough time, hold on things can improve. 
I feel really blessed & I am very grateful.
Asacol 6 tablets twice daily
Remicade every 8 weeks
Folid Acid daily
Methotrexate 3 times a week
Iron supplements

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   Posted 8/13/2008 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
That is great news. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us - all of us need those words sometimes!
34 year old female, Diagnosed Ulcerative Colitis 5 years ago
Current Meds: Remicade every 6 weeks, Prevacid, Sustenex, Lialda, Lexapro (anxiety), Synthroid, Iron, vitamins, Fish Oil

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   Posted 8/13/2008 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Mild to Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
3 Lialda per day
Generic Rowasa daily or every other night
Probiotics, Bowel Soother, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Trying to reduce sugar in my diet but cannot tolerate artificial sweetners
I excersice daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!

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   Posted 8/14/2008 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
wonderful news!! hope you continue to feel well and appreciate it for the blessing it is!
29, happily married, stay at home mom to 2.5 year old son. due to have another boy 9/17/08
UC (probably pancolitis, but no c-scope yet), diagnosed June 2006, started having major symptoms sometime in January 2006, about 3 months after childbirth. 2nd flare (minor) may 2007 after taking caprylic acid for 2 weeks.

-Prednisone 8/28/06-2/28/07. and again may '07, 8 week course.
-Prayer! asacol, probio, ground psyllium husk, prenatal, folic acid, cal-mag

may you live all the days of your life.

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   Posted 8/14/2008 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
congrats Winter that's great to hear! Nice to be reminded there's hope.
~ Mom of Nathaniel aka "Peanut" 19m (7/08)~ Married ~ 36
"The List "
- UC dx 8/2000 - Culturelle Align 1x day Prenatal Vitamin (Currently not flaring but not what I would call in remission either.)
- CKD Stage 3 (Chronic Kidney Disease) - Lisinopril 7.5mg - Still have 27% function!
- Anemic - Ferolicit IV monthly
- Allergies - Zyrtec 10mg 

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   Posted 8/14/2008 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
And the cautionary side of this tale is to be aware of the havoc antibiotics can wreak on your gut. It's best to avoid them whenever possible, but be sure to rebuild good gut ecology with probiotic supplementation after a course of antibiotics. And tell your prescribing doc you have UC... some antibiotics are harder on the gut than others.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Long-term remission with only minor blips.

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   Posted 8/14/2008 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hooray! It's great to hear that someone is feeling well :) Thank you for taking the time to let us know. Many wishes that your good feelings continue for a long time!
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 infusion: 10/07/08
Last Prednisone dose:  7/15/08
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   Posted 8/14/2008 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for posting! It's always helpful, I think, to hear of people who are doing well and going about their lives even with this DD.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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Please remember to consult your health care provider when making health-related decisions.

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   Posted 8/14/2008 6:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, that's great news Winter! We always like to hear the good us all hope! :-) :-)

Remicade - will have my 24th infusion on October 2
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics
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   Posted 8/14/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I have found out that I can tolerate Zithromycin (Z Pack) but definitely not Leviquin. Thank you for all your kind words.
Asacol 6 tablets twice daily
Remicade every 8 weeks
Folid Acid daily
Methotrexate 3 times a week
Iron supplements

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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 8/15/2008 12:04 AM (GMT -6)   
wow..that is GREAT news! So glad to hear you're doing well. Its good to share all the good news too.

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 8/15/2008 12:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for taking the time to update us on your good news! Nice to hear that you are feeling well - hope it continues for you!
*Diagnosed pancolitis 10/07 (6 months pregnant w/ 2nd baby)
*Currently in remission
*Tapering prednisone - at 20 mg
*Lialda (3 x a day)
*Calcium, multivitamin, Metamucil, iron, fish oil, probiotics

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   Posted 8/15/2008 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Basically I ate what I wanted to all kinds of meat (beef, pork, chicken not much fish) any vegetables. basically I don't much dairy. I eat pizza, spicy foods. Anything I want to eat I eat. sugar doesn't bother me either. I can eat ice cream every now & then but I do get gas & some mucus from it.For breakfast, I have been eating a lot of waffles with fresh strawberries & blueberries & whipped cream. For lunch, I can eat salads or sandwiches. sorry not much help on the diet. I have just been blessed to be able to eat what I want.
Asacol 6 tablets twice daily
Remicade every 8 weeks
Folid Acid daily
Methotrexate 3 times a week
Iron supplements

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