Zoloft questions and A HELLO!!!!

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Terps19
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   Posted 9/8/2008 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys
 
Boy have I been busy as of late!  We are right in the middle of our year end audit and we are all working very hard.
 
My baseball season finished yesterday and our team fiished the season on a 5 game in streak.  Considering we only won one game out of 16 last year this is a huge improvement. 
 
Wife and two dogs are doing very well and they keep us busy to say the least.  We took our 4 month old puppy to the creek a few days ago (it was his first time) and he loved the water.  He would back up about 20 feet from the bank of the creek, run full force and then jump into the water.  Then do his doggy paddle while trying to drink as much of the water as he possibly could.  (very clean water in Sedona AZ).
 
Winter is around the corner and it is starting to get cooler in northern AZ- soon we will be knee deep in snow!
 
Still doing well on my gluten and dairy free diet- still cant do a lot of chocolate or sodas but I am slowly adding new things!!
 
So now down to business:
I have been on wellbutrin for about two year and my DR thinks that might be the reason why I am not gaining as much weight as I would like.  (I am still at 130-135 lbs which is 20 lbs more than my lowest point about 2 years ago).  So we are going to try and go off the wellbutrin and ativan and try Zoloft.  One thing I read about Zoloft was that it could increase the chance of GI bleeding-- and since I have microscopic colitis I am wondering if this might cause some problems. 
Has anyone had any experience with Zoloft- either good or bad?
 
hope everyone is doing well!!
March 2005 Dx'd with Ulcerative colitis
Took: asacol, colazal, rowasa, entocort, VSL probiotic
2.14.06 Test results positive for gluten and dairy sensativity! (enterolab)
July 2006 normal c scope and biopsies
Taking: Wellbutrin 150 mg Ativan .5 mg as needed
Officially married!
Gluten Free Dairy free since May 20, 2006 and feeling great 


Lonie
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   Posted 9/8/2008 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Terps! I don't know much about Zoloft....but I just needed to come on and say hi! Sounds like you are out enjoying life the way it's supposed to be! Your puppies sound really cute; and how beautiful to be in Sedona. I just might have to make a trip out that way some day (planning for retirement already...five more years to go!) Take care and sooooo good to hear from you!

Carol

Remicade - will have my 24th infusion on October 2
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics
 
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Terps19
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   Posted 9/8/2008 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Loneylane said...
Hi Terps! I don't know much about Zoloft....but I just needed to come on and say hi! Sounds like you are out enjoying life the way it's supposed to be! Your puppies sound really cute; and how beautiful to be in Sedona. I just might have to make a trip out that way some day (planning for retirement already...five more years to go!) Take care and sooooo good to hear from you!

Hey Carol

Good to hear from you!!  We are actually in Flagstaff (about 25 miles north of Sedona, about 2 hours north of PHX, 1.5 hours from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, and 4 hours from Vegas)... granted there is nothing in between but we make do!!!  Of course you can take a retirement vacation in AZ!!  Lots of great things to do out here.  Sedona is such a cool place to hang out for a few days or even a few weeks.  There is so much to do- both out doors in the wild and in town.

I love riding my motorcycle around Arizona- just so nice and pleasant- I think the change of scenery has helped my gut as well- everything moves a little slower out here vs the east coast.


March 2005 Dx'd with Ulcerative colitis
Took: asacol, colazal, rowasa, entocort, VSL probiotic
2.14.06 Test results positive for gluten and dairy sensativity! (enterolab)
July 2006 normal c scope and biopsies
Taking: Wellbutrin 150 mg Ativan .5 mg as needed
Officially married!
Gluten Free Dairy free since May 20, 2006 and feeling great 


Terps19
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   Posted 9/10/2008 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   

*BUMP*

Anyone have experience with Zoloft, Paxil or any other SSRI?  They can cause colitis in up to 20% of patients.  Just seeing what other people have experienced.  I dont need another flare.

thanks!


March 2005 Dx'd with Ulcerative colitis
Took: asacol, colazal, rowasa, entocort, VSL probiotic
2.14.06 Test results positive for gluten and dairy sensativity! (enterolab)
July 2006 normal c scope and biopsies
Taking: Wellbutrin 150 mg Ativan .5 mg as needed
Officially married!
Gluten Free Dairy free since May 20, 2006 and feeling great 


jujub
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   Posted 9/10/2008 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been on Zoloft for a while. It's helped me a lot, and no incompatibilities with any of the meds I've taken. The only thing I've noticed is that it makes me really thirsty for a few hours; I just keep a water bottle around me.
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.
 
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Please remember to consult your health care provider when making health-related decisions.


emory
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 327
   Posted 9/10/2008 4:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Terps,

Can you tell me your source for SSRIs causing colitis in up to 20% of patients? I've been having a hard time getting my first flare under control, and I started taking Effexor during it.

Thanks!
emory
40 years old and female
Dx ulcerative proctitis, 3-5 cm, June 2008 (after 5 weeks of blood and mucous) and still flaring
UNTIL 9/4/08: Canasa 1000 mg suppositories nightly, 25 mg hydrocortisone suppositories in a.m.
CURRENTLY: Proctofoam at bedtime
Effexor 37.5, Clonazepam .5 mg (or more) and Trazodone 50 mg for sleep
2.5 mg methimazole for thyroid
Recently started probiotic (Garden of Life Primal Defense Ultra) and acupuncture
Osteopenia (and I haven't even taken steroids!)


emory
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 327
   Posted 9/12/2008 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
**BUMP**

Hoping Terps will see my question...

Thanks!
emory
40 years old and female
Dx ulcerative proctitis, 3-5 cm, June 2008 (after 5 weeks of blood and mucous) and still flaring
UNTIL 9/4/08: Canasa 1000 mg suppositories nightly, 25 mg hydrocortisone suppositories in a.m.
CURRENTLY: Proctofoam at bedtime
Effexor 37.5, Clonazepam .5 mg (or more) and Trazodone 50 mg for sleep
2.5 mg methimazole for thyroid
Recently started probiotic (Garden of Life Primal Defense Ultra) and acupuncture
Osteopenia (and I haven't even taken steroids!)


bookworm21
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   Posted 9/12/2008 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I took Prozac for about 6 months after I was diagnosed, and it didn't affect my UC at all.
Female, Age 19
9 Asacol, Rowasa1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis)1 Florastor, 50 mg 6MP,1 Primadophilus reuteri, Remicade (3 infusions), 2.4 g Lialda, 1 Forvia, 6 Colazal/day, 1 Anucort
 

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