Curious...nosey....just want to know...where do you live????

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   Posted 10/13/2008 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been so happy with the feedback,answers and support from the board memembers since my diagnosis in August. It is so wonderful to speak with people who truly understand my issues and concerns.  The advice I have received is greatly appreciated!
So...just being nosey and curious.....I'd love to know about the diversity of where you all live!
I live in Massachusetts
Newly diagnosed August 2008
Currently on 15mg prednisone, 12 Asacol per day, Mesaline enema nightly,Multi vitamin, Omega 3 and Calcium
Realizing that disease is a real pain in the ass!
Mother of a 5 year old and 12 old trying to get through each day with a smile on my face!

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   Posted 10/13/2008 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   

I agree with the support here - wonderful.  My doctor and NP think I "blog" too much with others who have UC - they just don't understand!!

As my signature says I am from NY - near Syracuse.


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
10/3/2008 - agreed to try one Lialda and one Canasa every day due to my sensitivity to all medications and side effects. Colonoscopy 10/28 to reaccess.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol

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   Posted 10/13/2008 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm in Kansas.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, now Forte pills. 
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.

Paul L
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   Posted 10/13/2008 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Diagnosed in 2000 at age 43 with UC extending half way across transverse colon.
Bad reaction to Asacol, Pentasa and Dipentum - can’t take any more 5ASAs.
Prednisone - worked well for 1 month, then side effects became unbearable.
6-MP - blood tests showed not metabolizing properly.
Corticosteroid enema, Flagyl, Ciprofloxin, VSL#3, Adacolumn Apheresis – no effect
Methotrexate with Remicade - 7 infusions with no improvement
Folic Acid and B12 injections.
Abatacept trial - no effect
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 348
   Posted 10/13/2008 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Massachusetts here too, where in Massachusetts are you from?
South of Boston, Ma
diagnosed with uc 27 years ago.  Enojoyed 20 year remission with just minor blips here and there (approximately 16 of those years without any meds)
In a flare for 2 very long years which Asacol didn't help at all.  Finally in remission again since Jan 2008, can't believe it..............
currently on Sulfasalazine 2 tabs 3x day. Folic acid, mesalamine enema once a week. Omega 3, Probiotics, multi vitamin, calcium supplement, Biotin 5000mcg, Fibercon.

potty girl
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   Posted 10/13/2008 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   

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,

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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 330
   Posted 10/13/2008 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all the way from New Zealand

Left sided UC - Diagnosed 2006
HLA-B27 Gene
Iritis 2008

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   Posted 10/13/2008 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Lived the first 20 years of my life in Mass and am now in Maine
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.

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Total Posts : 297
   Posted 10/13/2008 11:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Big MO

Age: 30
Sex: Yes please!
Location: Missouri
Diagnosed with UC in 1997.
Medications: 100 mg Azathioprine a day, Mesa rectal meds
Supplements: calcium, and multivitamin
No. of colonoscopies: 5
Last scope: 6/7/08-everything looked ok.

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   Posted 10/13/2008 11:26 PM (GMT -6)   

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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   Posted 10/13/2008 11:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I bet no one would have guessed this in a million years but I live in Utah.

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   Posted 10/14/2008 5:44 AM (GMT 0)   
Lived most of my life in NY and MA. Guess I had enough of northeast winters, so now I live in Austin, Texas.
- female 41, diagnosed ulcerative colitis Feb 2005
- just got off prednisone after a 5month taper from 80mg down to 0mg!!
- currently 6-MP/mercaptopurine/purinethol 75 mg, asacol/mesalamine 4800mg (4 pills x 3 times day), Canasa 1000mg nightly
- VSL#3, fiber supplements, multivitamin, chewable calcium, fish oil, biotin, sometimes iron pills

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   Posted 10/13/2008 11:48 PM (GMT -6)   
In the beautiful mountains of Tennessee.
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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   Posted 10/14/2008 12:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
*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 10/14/2008 1:32 AM (GMT -6)   
im a california girl living in surfers paradise (gold coast) australia
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
oh so close to remission... 5 days i am, 2 days not so sure, 5 days i am, 2 days....
Blood and D are gone, with only 1-2 bms a day! woot!
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?) all done
tumeric capsules x3 a day
i eat what i want, when i want, and i get better every day!

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   Posted 10/14/2008 4:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Kent(the garden of eden) England
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started Mesalazine supps 1gm 26/6/08
  Mesalazine 400mg 4 tabsx2 day
  Domperidone 10mg as needed

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   Posted 10/14/2008 6:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Michigan near Detroit :)
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~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Year-round allergies-Singulair, Zyrtec~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Spinal Stenosis(?)~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections~bulging and herniated discs C5/C6 & C6/C7~3rd epidural injection 9/4, Neurontin and Skelaxin
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Total Posts : 369
   Posted 10/14/2008 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
MIAMI, Florida!!!!
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1999-current, chronic hemmoragic ovarian cysts, w/ partial ovary removal
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day

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   Posted 10/14/2008 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I was born and raised in sunny Florida as well, in the Tampa/Clearwater area. I tried moving away (to Iowa) for two years but I missed the sun and palm trees and beaches too much. So glad to be back.

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, Azasan 100mg


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   Posted 10/14/2008 8:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Sacramento, California....two hours from the Sierras, the beach, and San Francisco! :-)

Remicade - will have my 25th infusion on November 26 
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics
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   Posted 10/14/2008 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   

I have family in Edmonton, Canada. What parts? I don't exactly know where they live myself cuz I'm from California. I just know they are close to Taylor University.
26 year old, Married, Female.
Diagnosed with UC since March 2007
Taking Humira and Imuran since May 2007 (Currently in remission since May 2007)

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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 388
   Posted 10/14/2008 8:38 AM (GMT -6)   
hot and steamy, south florida
UC diagnosed 10/05, first symptoms 1983
asacol 12/daily and rowasa as needed 
Trying out Culturelle Probiotic
past rx: colozal, lialda, canasa
i can't complain, but sometimes i still do.  lifes been good to me so far.  -joe walsh

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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 135
   Posted 10/14/2008 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I come from the land of deep dish pizza, da' Bears, the best blues music you will ever hear and the greatest skyline in the world. Chicago. smilewinkgrin
Pancolitis - Diagnosed on 9/6/07
Asacol 4 pills 3x's daily
Imuran 150mg.
Calcium with Vit. D Tablets

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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 202
   Posted 10/14/2008 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   
great state of Washington

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Total Posts : 48
   Posted 10/14/2008 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Pittsburgh, PA

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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