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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 9/11/2008 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
 I am so excited i have to share it! After nearly a 5 month flare my symptoms came to a screeching halt this last monday.  I cant pin point the reason, as my doctor switched up my meds on the 18th of August and didnt see any improvement until this week..3 weeks later, for a time it seemed to be worsening cause he lowered my prednisone from 60mg to 40mg.
Seriously i was having atleast 4 bloody bowel movements in the morning within the first hour then maybe 2-3 throughtout the rest of the day, very gasey too. Then it was like someone turned on a switch. I cut right down to one bowel movement a day and the blood was pretty much gone with littel to no gas or abdominal pain!
Honestly the only other thing i switched up on my own at the time was i stepped it up on my Acidophilus dosage. The bottle said one pill a day, I said what the hell and start taking 3-4 a day one before all meals and did the same with my digestive enzymes. I did that for maybe 4-5 days prior to me feeling alot better.  I have never overcome a flare so suddenly its usually been a slow and steady process, so even this has me kind of curious... 
Like i said though i cant pin point the reason, but i am just happy to finally catch a break finally and start tappering these steroids and get off them for a bit :) 
26y old male med disharge veteran
Diagnosed with UC (lower proctitis) in 2004
Current daily treatment:
1000mg sup asacol
2400mg oral asacol
40mg prednisone
75mg azathioprine
20mg Nexum
1 Bowel movement a day little to no blood!

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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 1580
   Posted 9/11/2008 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news...Cool!

Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
4 Lialda per day
Trying Canasa 2 per day a.m./p.m.
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!!!

Regular Member

Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 128
   Posted 9/11/2008 11:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Right on, here's to hoping your break lasts 70 years.
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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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 9/12/2008 6:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Mike, I am so happy for you - that is awesome! I was just diagnosised in August and mine started surfacing last May. I am still flaring, but on the meds now. I look forward to the day when I go into remission, but for now I will just jump up and down w/ joy for your remission!

Have a great weekend!

Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Currently Flaring GRRR
Multi Enzyme
Mega Probiotic
Fiber Wafer
Nictotine Patch

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