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   Posted 9/10/2008 2:05 AM (GMT -6)   
well after a few days of prodromal labor, then the water breaking and another day of mild contractions, my son was FINALLY born on 9/9 at 1:55am. the hard labor part was only 5 hours long but it was MUCH harder than my first son's birth which was 12 hours.
he's 6lbs 10oz. and super healthy and nursing like a pro already! i'm doing very well also and getting as much rest as i can. i gave birth at home so we are just here and resting and enjoying each other.

just wanted to share our happy news!

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 9/10/2008 3:22 AM (GMT -6)   

diagnosed pancolitis march 07,
aza 200mg, asacol 3 x 3 and preds 40mg
trying spinach
looking for a probiotics to try... any ideas?

Post Edited (finick08) : 9/10/2008 2:33:20 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 9/10/2008 3:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Well done all the luck in the world to both of you hope he's a good sleeper xx What have you named him
  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 9/10/2008 5:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I knew you would have him soon! Super congrats to you and daddy on the new healthy bundle of joy :)
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   Posted 9/10/2008 6:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh wow another one of God's miracles! Congrats and I am happy your doing so well!



Diagnosised 8/25/08
Mega Probiotic
Multi Enzyme

Today starting on nico patch

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   Posted 9/10/2008 7:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats to you and your family! But couldn't you have waited one more day because today is my oldest son's birthday smilewinkgrin    He's 20. Enjoy your new bundle of joy along with his sweet older brother.
--Mom of bratcat (17 years old) and nonamejames (19 years old)--
Daughter bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Flared Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2008
Asacol, Rowasa, hydrocortisone enemas, prednisone, 6-mp, Remicade
7/3/08-Step 1 j-pouch surgery and no more meds
Son nonamejames was diagnosed with Crohns in Spring 2008
Asacol, Pentasa, 6-mp

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   Posted 9/10/2008 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
diagnosed with left-sided UC in 1997. (45cm)
Currently on 10mg Prednisone
12 caps of colazal    9 caps Colazal
2 rowasa enemas nightly
35, female

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   Posted 9/10/2008 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news! Can't believe he's here already; seems like you just came on to tell us you were expecting another little one. Enjoy, and how fabulous that you had him at home...a great place of comfort. Congratulations to you and the hubby...and big brother too!


Remicade - will have my 24th infusion on October 2
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics
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   Posted 9/10/2008 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Awesome! Many congrats to you all :)
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 9/10/2008 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations Heather! I'm glad you are doing so well.
Asacol 4 tabs 2x daily www.myspace.com/gardenerjames
Forvia once a day - Probiotic twice daily - Methotrexate 3 pills once a week - Actonel once a week
Calcium supp. - 1 mg Folic Acid daily - Omega-3 once daily
15th Remicade infusion early September

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   Posted 9/10/2008 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Sean - 31
Prednisone again for another 12 days, 25mg
UC Since April 2006, diagnosed 2007 (Flex-Sig)
4 x Liada (4 am)
175mg Azathioprine
2 x Imodium (on days where I have to leave the house)
Remicade infusion starting
1 x 1000mg Fish Oil Cap
Activia yogurt and SCD-like foods to see if I can make a change. Just got in my 4 day trial of Haldi.

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   Posted 9/10/2008 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy to hear all went well! contragulations!
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  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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   Posted 9/10/2008 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
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

Old Hat
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   Posted 9/10/2008 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow! yeah  That's terrific news!!!!! And you can now get extra mileage from those little boy clothes, too. Congratulations & best wishes for continued good health. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

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   Posted 9/10/2008 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Such wonderful news for your family! My whole-hearted congrats to all of you!
Danielle  26/F
Dx: Pancolitis for 12 years
Meds: Asacol (400mg x12 daily)
         Prenatal vitamins + extra calcium supp.
         Fish Oil
         Culturelle x2 daily

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   Posted 9/10/2008 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah  CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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   Posted 9/10/2008 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
congrats to you and your family
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Diosmin(for leg and vein support)

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   Posted 9/10/2008 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
congratulations, what wonderful news!

-Lialda (4 pills/day), canasa, Align probiotic, kefir, multivitamin, calcium with vitamin d, iron

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   Posted 9/10/2008 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations.. I'm glad you had your healthy baby!
Kara, 21F Married.


<FONT color=green>Lialda - 4 pills in the morning w/ food.
Steroid Enemas

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   Posted 9/10/2008 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
congratulations! Wow you had your baby at home? That is amazing!!! A friend of mine is a midwife and she absolutely loves it. No drugs, you are a champ!

though w/my bad luck w/drugs I think I am going to stay away from as much as possible.
Beth, 32 ~ hoping to taper pred successfully, wish me luck!
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 5mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 300mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.  Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!

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   Posted 9/10/2008 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
THANK YOU everyone! :)

now i'm just working on healing a jumbo hemorrhoid! but i can't think of a better reason to have a hemmie ;p
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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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 281
   Posted 9/10/2008 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations to you and your family with your new sweet healthy baby!  Welcome, to the world, baby boy!
Potato...  Female, 58, dx 11/07 mild left sided ulcerative colitis (50 cm)
asacol 3 3x a day, cortenema (generic) am & pm rowasa every other day  culturelle, benefiber wafers  generic acidophilus, metamucil wafers, activia
children's vitamin, Vitamin E 400 mg, omeprazole 2xday
oxazepam when needed, lomotil or ImodiumAD (not in the same day) when needed

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   Posted 9/11/2008 2:33 AM (GMT -6)   
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

Y2K Bug
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   Posted 9/11/2008 4:44 AM (GMT -6)   
congrats hekela.

children give life meaning. hope u have caught up with your sleep!
49yo single dad 
dx 1985
mesalazine 1.5g, prednisolone 15mg
tried infliximab (remicade), humira, salofalk (5-asa enema), entocort, Azathioprine, steroid emenas, abadacept

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