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Lucky777
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   Posted 10/1/2008 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
ANyone else spend about as much money on toilet paper as they do on gas?

I swear I am filling up my hallway closet faster than my tank in my truck. I don't even get the expensive stuff. Just the strong thick stuff (I hate charmin and other "dusty" TPs)

Anyway, just thought it would be fun to see what everyone thinks about their TP expenditures.
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.


emory
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   Posted 10/1/2008 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep, I'm buying TP at least twice as often as I used to. There's a tower in our pantry. I'll probably be buying the stuff at Costco next and devoting a whole room to it.
40, female
Dx ulcerative proctitis, 3-5 cm, June 2008 (after 5 weeks of blood and mucous) and still flaring
Canasa 1000 mg suppositories and 2 tsp smooth texture Metamucil nightly
25 mg hydrocortisone suppositories and 1 Garden of Life Primal Defense Ultra in a.m.
Effexor 37.5, Remeron 30 mg, Clonazepam .5 mg (or more) and Trazodone 75 mg for sleep/anxiety
2.5 mg methimazole for thyroid
Trying acupuncture
Osteopenia and other assorted ailments


mh53mike
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   Posted 10/1/2008 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Sam's Club...buy in bulk!
26y old male medically disharged USAF veteran.Diagnosed with UC (lower proctitis) in 2004.
 
Current daily treatment:                               Probiotics & supplements:
1000mg sup asacol                                      50 Billion CFU's acidopholis&Bifidobacterium daily
2400mg oral asacol                                      Digestive enzymes before each meal
20mg prednisone tapering                             5grams of glutamine
75mg azathioprine                                       folic acid & calcuim with V-D
20mg Nexum                                               Whey protien  
 
Diet:Little/no sugars, fats, carbs, caffine,sugars,yeast. Stay natural as possible.  
 
Results:1 Bowel movement in the morning no blood! Remission


potty girl
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   Posted 10/2/2008 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
always in bulk
Rona

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,
potassium.


glamourgirl
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   Posted 10/2/2008 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I have to buy the good stuff, no bulk TP for me.  It's not soft enough!  There are days when I go through a roll a day. 
Female, Age 37
 
Diagnosed w/c.diff 7/02 when pregnant w/1st and only child during 2nd trimester(wasn't on antibiotics)
C.diff flare within weeks of delivering baby 1/03
Diagnosed with UC 2/03
_____________________________________________________________
Current Meds:
75mg 6-MP
Entocort
Cortenema as needed
Ferrex Forte
Acidophillus
Sacchromyces Boulardii 


ediekristen
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   Posted 10/2/2008 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
It's funny to see how many empty TP rolls are in my bathroom trashcan. Between my boyfriend and I, we go through a ridiculous amount of toilet paper.

Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use...

Current Meds:
Lexapro 10mg, Sulfasalizine 3000mg/day

 
 


betsaronie
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Total Posts : 318
   Posted 10/2/2008 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
i buy baby wipes from kroger, talk about even more expensive! But i have a reoccurring fissure and toilet paper is just too rough on me. But yes bulk is a good friend
diagnosed with UC Dec 2006 at 22
diagnosed with IBS at 15
5mg prednisone
1000mg of Curcumin twice a day, probiotics, fish oil-3,6,9, coral calcium, multivitamin, yellowdock, iron, mangosteen juice, aloe vera gel
allergic or intolerant to all 5ASAs and 6-mp


mh53mike
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 10/2/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
How about a water hose?

26y old male medically disharged USAF veteran.Diagnosed with UC (lower proctitis) in 2004.
 
Current daily treatment:                               Probiotics & supplements:
                                         50 Billion CFU's acidopholis&Bifidobacterium daily
2400mg oral asacol                                      Digestive enzymes
15mg prednisone tapering                             5grams of glutamine
75mg azathioprine                                       folic acid & calcuim with V-D
20mg Nexum                                               Whey protien  
 
Diet:Little/no sugars, fats, carbs, caffine,sugars,yeast. Stay natural as possible.  
 
Results:1 Bowel movement in the morning no blood! Remission since 08Sept08


Lucky777
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Total Posts : 128
   Posted 10/3/2008 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
If I ever build a house, or even simply remodel my bathroom in my current house, I will install a bidet.
Sean - 31
UC Since April 2006, diagnosed 2007 (Flex-Sig)
4 x Liada (4 am)
175mg Azathioprine
1-2 x Imodium (on days where I have to leave the house)
Remicade infusion x 2
1 x 1000mg Fish Oil Cap
Activia yogurt banananananas


Bennie
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   Posted 10/3/2008 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   

How funny the title of this thread is! When I first read it I thought someone was asking if there was a correlation between toilet paper and passing gas! tongue I figured this is such a strange disease that affects everyone differently so anything is possible.

We always buy in bulk but we are a family of 5. The extra toilet paper rolls came in handy last year for Bratcat's Girl Scout gold award. She made (and got other troops to make) monthly crafts to put in the bags for a Meals of Wheels program in the area. In total they made close to 300 turkey napkin holders for Thanksgiving. And that was just one month's craft. I don't remember if each holder needed one or two empty rolls but at least we were able to contribute!

You could see if any groups (Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, schools) need any empty rolls. I have seen people give them away on Craigslist and on Yahoo!Freecycle. Who knew there would be another upside to IBDs.


--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
Step 2 scheduled for November 10
 
Son nonamejames was diagnosed with Crohns in Spring 2008
Asacol, Pentasa, 6-mp


Peety
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   Posted 10/3/2008 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   
It's my water bill that is through the roof.
It's twice as high as my friend's, and she has two little kids!
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA maintenance for 20+ years, usually 3 pills 2x day. Use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Tested gluten intolerant and started gluten-free diet, also none of the other foods tested sensitive to (cow's milk, soy, tomato, egg white, others)
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years! 
Replete probiotic. Slow-release iron and B-12 shots for anemia.
 


bk1579
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 100
   Posted 10/4/2008 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Its funny I just saw this topic because I just got back from vacation a week ago and experinced a mild flare up then...I had just bought some cheap toilet paper to take with us as we rented a house where we had to take all that stuff...I ate a greasy hamburger one afternoon and later that night I paid dearly for it...All we had was a four pack of cheap toilet paper that probably only has 100 sheets on it...Needless to say, all that evening I had to keep going back and forth to the bathroom and almost all of our TP was gone...That was only the second day we were there and still had 5 more days to go...Thank goodness I didn't have any more problems after that...Yes, there was a small grocery store down the road but we were on an island and it would probably cost 5 dollars for one roll of TP... But I found it amazing that I could go through that much TP in one evening!!!
29 Yrs old
Dx UC 3/07
4 Lialda/day
Remicade (only had three infusions)
Multi-vitamine
 


Sweetie31105
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 10/4/2008 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I get my TP from Costco in bulk, great money saver!
26 year old, Married, Female.
Diagnosed with UC since March 2007
Taking Humira and Imuran since May 2007 (Currently in remission since May 2007)


Gigi1227
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 10/4/2008 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Sooooooooooo, should we buy stock in the TP companies?
 
LOL
 
Gigi1227
Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Started flare mid-May/feeling better but still flaring
 
Canasa
Asacol
Multi Enzyme
Mega Probiotic
Psyllium
Fiber Wafer
Nictotine Patch
Fish Oil Pill
Multi Vitamin
 
 


Sara14
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   Posted 10/4/2008 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes! I go through so much toilet paper these days. We go through a lot at work too and one of my co-workers said something like "we're out of toilet paper again already?" the other day when I told her we were out (she's the one who buys it, and she never notices when we're running low or even when we're completely out so I always have to tell her). I know I probably use a lot of it, but oh well.
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa; Canasa; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; sublingual allergy drops

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