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   Posted 8/15/2008 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all!

In reading through some posts I noted someone wondering what country others were from and I know we have threads from time to time on that subject as well.

So I have added my location, or the nearest recognizable location, to my sig. Just and idea I stole from another thread, LOL!

If you don't feel like changing your sig, this is a great thread to see where others are from!

Take care
Kelly, 30, suburbs of Chicago, IL

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, no more pred after two years!!!! Off imuran as remicade is working!
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran 8mg every six hours for nausea
Remicade started 3/1/08...just had 4th infusion

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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 388
   Posted 8/15/2008 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
South Florida, USA. :)
UC diagnosed 10/05, first symptoms 1983
asacol 12/daily and rowasa as needed 
Trying out Digestive Fitness Probiotic
past rx: colozal, lialda, canasa

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 63
   Posted 8/15/2008 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Kildare Ireland ;-)
40 year old mother, 3 children.
Suffered with stress for 5 years and quit smoking 2.5 yrs ago.
Diagnosed UC in June 08.
Asacolon 2400mg per day
Also taking Calcium, Acidophilis, Zinc, Vit C, Vit B complex, Omega 3 and Evening Primrose
I'm on my own little planet..but that's okay they know me there.

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   Posted 8/15/2008 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
From Ga, currently in Fort Worth, Texas.

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis March, 07

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

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   Posted 8/15/2008 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Currently in Texas, moving next month to Tennessee.
Judy - Southern US 
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.
Co-Moderator UC Forum
Please remember to consult your health care provider when making health-related decisions.

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 28
   Posted 8/15/2008 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
"Downstate" IL - Code for out among the cornfields
Dx UC 1979 at age 14 - (I know, some kind of record)
Was Mildly Chronic (flares every couple of years) until last 2 years now Chronically Acute
Can only get about a month symptom free between flares now
Asacol, Canasa, Rowasa, Cortifoam (on Sulfasalazine for 28 years previously also Pred)
GI Doc recently told me I have "lead pipe syndrome" which is advanced scarring of colon
No surgery - multiple colonoscopies reveal uc "from rectum to appendix"
My Best Friend is My Shih Tzu/My worst enemy is uc

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   Posted 8/15/2008 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
im a california girl living on the Gold Coast of Australia (and luvin' it!)
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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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 95
   Posted 8/15/2008 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
http://asilentocean.blogspot.com/  -> My blog
Diagnosed 7/27/08
Lialda 4.8gm/Day
Prednisone 60mg/Day

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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 205
   Posted 8/15/2008 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm a Chinese born in the British colony of Hong Kong. Have been living in Vancouver, BC, Canada for 15 years.

Did someone say the Asians are less prone to IBD? Yes, none of my grandparents/parents/siblings have IBD. My husband and my daughter (21) are also fine. But me
UC since July 2006. Medications: Salofalk enema nightly.
Remission from Nov 2006 to Oct 2007. Then a bad cold and a bad flare till the present.
Pancolitis diagnosed in April 2008. Current medications: Salofalk enema/suppository, Salofalk tablets 500mg x 3/day, Azathioprine 50 mg. Warfarin for my Deep Vein Thrombosis which resulted from diarrheas and dehydration in Feb 2008.
Supplements: Probiotics, Calcium with Vitamin D, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C and psyllium capsule (Metamucil)

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   Posted 8/15/2008 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I move around a lot, but I'm presently in Denver CO.

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   Posted 8/15/2008 10:49 PM (GMT -6)   
From Wisconsin, but been living in northeast Iowa for past 4 years.
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa weekly; Canasa weekly; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin

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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 1614
   Posted 8/15/2008 11:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Greensburg, Pa
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Diosmin(for leg and vein support)

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Total Posts : 385
   Posted 8/15/2008 11:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Northern Califorina in the Central Valley (farmland central)
Breast Cancer at 37; bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction.
Colon resection 2004; Sub-Total colectomy September 2007 for colonic inertia - didn't work.
Son with UC; taking Asacol and 6MP with Prednisone and Rowasa added during flareups. Recently diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis - now on Humira. Canasa now added due to UP.
Husband with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis.

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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 105
   Posted 8/16/2008 2:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Canberra, Australia :-)
Left Sided UC
Maintenance Meds: Salofalk tablets (Asacol) 2 tablets 4 times daily (4gm total) plus 2 Salofalk foam enemas per week.
Flare Meds: Salofalk enemas and/or Colifoam
Oat bran 60grams daily, Metamuscil and multivitamins

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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 574
   Posted 8/16/2008 3:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Kent (Royal Tunbridge Wells) England.
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started Salofalk supps 1gm 26/6/08
  Mesalazine 400mg 2 tabsx2 day

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   Posted 8/16/2008 4:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Cork, Ireland
Probiotics and maintenance 5ASA's in rectal form
"Whatever you do in life don't berate yourself too much nor contragulate yourself too much. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody elses'"

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   Posted 8/16/2008 4:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Detroit, Michigan
Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC
~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Year-round allergies-Singulair, Allegra~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Spinal Stenosis(?)~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections~bulging and herniated discs C5/C6 & C6/C7~2nd epidural injection 8/14, Neurontin and Skelaxin
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 57
   Posted 8/16/2008 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Boston, MA USA :)
*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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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 100
   Posted 8/16/2008 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
San Diego, California :)
Prednisone 30 mg a day (can't wait to see goodbye to this)
Asacol 400mg 4 pills 3 times a day
Mesalamine enima
VSL #3DS probiotic

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   Posted 8/16/2008 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Central New York!!

68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
Colazal 3X3
Probiotic Align
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Starting Rowasa

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Total Posts : 6448
   Posted 8/16/2008 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Very cool thread! I'm from Sacramento, California.


Remicade - will have my 24th infusion on October 2
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics
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tabitha m
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 139
   Posted 8/16/2008 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
kops2da said...
Central New York!!

Northampton , England

I went to New York for the first time in May and completely fell in love with the city !

Diagnosed Proctitis 2003
leaped to Pancolitis May 2007
seem to be flaring again so back on pred and predfoam for me for a week
2000mg pentasa a day
omega 3
Allergic to Sulphalizine
In remission since june 07
Multivitamin and calcium supplement

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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 343
   Posted 8/16/2008 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   

<FONT color=#0000ff>Bad flares Guniess & hot wings

Generic Colazal, 2 2xday
Acidophilus Probotic 3 times/day

Paul L
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   Posted 8/16/2008 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Diagnosed in 2000 at age 43 with UC extending half way across transverse colon.
Bad reaction to Asacol, Pentasa and Dipentum - can’t take any more 5ASAs.
Prednisone - worked well for 1 month, then side effects became unbearable.
6-MP - blood tests showed not metabolizing properly.
Corticosteroid enema, Flagyl, Ciprofloxin, VSL#3, Adacolumn Apheresis – no effect
Methotrexate with Remicade - 7 infusions with no improvement
Folic Acid and B12 injections.
Abatacept trial - no effect

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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 212
   Posted 8/16/2008 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Seattle, WA usa
Age: 48
location: Seattle, Wa
currently in small flare, tail end of colon
Diagnosed with UC in June 2006
Medications: Asacol 3 pills 3 x/day, Cortifoam at bedtime, Canansa in the morning
No. of colonoscopies: 1
Originally diagnosed with moderate UC, pancolitis

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