Eva Lu's article from Johns Hopkins a MUST read...

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kops2da
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   Posted 9/19/2008 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Especially for us NEW to this disease.  Explanation of disease and treatments one can understand.
ElaineNY
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
canasa and proctofoam
colazal
Probiotic Align
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Rowasa every night for now- trying Lialda starting Friday
 
 
 
 
 
 


emory
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   Posted 9/19/2008 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree - great link!
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!)


Eva Lou
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   Posted 9/20/2008 8:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys! I thought so too- like I said, a lot of it most of us may already know, but it is very well-written & easy to read, not too much medical terminology. Plus I found the parts about what may cause UC interesting- breastfeeding???? I have never heard that. I breastfed my daughter for 27 months...a LONG time! And I was diagnosed just after her birth, so I'm intrigued. I also liked the pictures, very explanatory. And for those of us who feel that food plays a big role in UC, they address that belief also, without dismissing it.

diagnosed with UC '02
meds-
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade-10mgs/kg- since 4/07
Imuran- 150mgs/day
Culturelle
Fiber supplement
 
 
 


mommafreds
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   Posted 9/20/2008 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you think they meant if you breastfeed your children or if you were breastfeed as a baby? "It says Such risk factors include diet, breast-feeding and other perinatal events, occupation and social class, oral contraceptive use, and, most impressively, the cessation of cigarette smoking." I took it to mean being breast feed as a baby since it says "breastfeeding and other perinatal events. " Hmm I didn't think of it that way..interesting I have never heard either way as a cause. Good article. Thanks. It would be interesting to see any other data on breastfeeding
DIAGNOSED 2004 PANCOLITIS
CURRENT MEDS: PREDNISONE 20MG (DOWN FROM 40MG)DAILY
AZATHIOPRINE 100MG DAILY
ASACOL 400MG 4TABS THREE TIMES/DAY
PROBIOTICS: FLORA-Q AND ALIGN
ANTIDEPRESSANT: BUDIPRION 150MG DAILY
SUPER B COMPLEX WITH C VITAMIN DAILY
OSCAL WITH D TWICE DAILY


kops2da
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   Posted 9/20/2008 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   

I was interested in that oral contraceptive part.  I took the VERY strong pills - very first on market for 6 years back in the 1960's and then took hormone therapy for menapause for another 6 years in my 50's.  Wondering if they had anything to do with my having UC.  Very interesting.

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
canasa and proctofoam
colazal
Probiotic Align
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Rowasa every night for now- trying Lialda starting Friday
 
 
 
 
 
 

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