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jujub
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   Posted 10/22/2008 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Having a primary care doc who has IBD! Just saw my new primary for the second time, we were discussing my allergic cough and possible treatment approaches and got onto antibiotics. I told him I try to avoid those, and he said he understood, the D can be really bad, because he himself has IBD. I didn't ask what kind because I figured it wasn't my business, but wow! To have a doctor who understands what it's like!
 
I think I'm in heaven. yeah
Judy
 
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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anglfrmhvn69
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   Posted 10/22/2008 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
wow that is great at least they know how you feel with this nasty disease.

pamela

 i was diagnosed with uc on april.16,2003. had my sec. colonoscopy on aug.22,2008 came back normal.

quit smoking almost a year ago,been having little flares since then.

i also take nexium 40mg once a day for acid reflux.

take one multivitamin a day

                                                                       

 


jujub
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   Posted 10/22/2008 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I know, and he's all about taking probiotics all the time, too! I got so tired of my old doctors looking at me when I told them I was taking pbx and saying "Oooooo-kay", like yeah, whatever.
Judy
 
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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ediekristen
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   Posted 10/22/2008 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Woo yeah! Good for you. I've got the same situation with my GI and it's so great. Seriously, I almost jumped out of my chair and rejoiced when he told me "I know what it's like, I've been on all the meds out there, I myself have UC so I understand your frustration. We're going to work together and find something that works for YOU." I had never been more excited before about a doctor.

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

 
 


Luna0
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   Posted 10/22/2008 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
This makes me wonder if some people who have an illness should be doctors. I am pondering this. Just a random thought. That is awsome that you have a doctor that knows how it is. I kinda wish i was so lucky, but that is ok my doctor is good too. ^_^
Tawn 
18 years old, College Student ~WAHOO GO CATS=)
 
Diagnosed in 2004
Currently on:
Remicade
Imuran 3pills/day
And many other over the counter meds.


Red_34
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   Posted 10/22/2008 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Good for you! :) My primary doesn't have an IBD but her mother had Uc before having a colectomy. So it's always nice to either A) have a doc that has it too or B) have a doc with a close relative with it. Makes things so much easier doesn't it??
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Gigi1227
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   Posted 10/22/2008 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
You should be celebrating! Woohoo someone who understands!

Gigi 1227
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
 
 


bookworm21
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   Posted 10/22/2008 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great!
If going to med school and being a doctor wasn't so stressful, I would definitely become a GI!
Female, Age 20
9 Asacol, Rowasa, 1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis), 1 Florastor, 50 mg 6MP,1 Primadophilus reuteri, Remicade (4 infusions), 2.4 g Lialda, 1 Forvia, 6 Colazal/day, 1 Anucort
 


emory
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   Posted 10/22/2008 10:29 PM (GMT -6)   
While researching UC a while back, I actually stumbled onto the blog of a woman who has IBD and is in med school. It was pretty interesting stuff; wish I'd bookmarked it.

Some of the people on this forum might as well be GIs, their knowledge is so extensive!
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


Sara14
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   Posted 10/24/2008 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
That's awesome!
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa; Canasa; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; sublingual allergy drops


Old Hat
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   Posted 10/24/2008 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   
My dentist has Crohn's so I can run a lot of concerns by him that most health practitioners rarely deal with. He invested in a small but powerful drill that operates ca. twice as fast as older models-- so that he can treat a tooth in less time, meaning that the procedure is less strenuous for him & also for us patients. (A win-win situation!) / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

Peety
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   Posted 10/25/2008 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I wonder if my Naturopathic doc has it. He's always referring to family members or friends, so maybe that's just it, but I can tell he really gets it. And is very optimistic about making me well!


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, then 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.
 
 

Post Edited (Peety) : 10/27/2008 4:05:34 PM (GMT-6)


FitzyK23
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   Posted 10/26/2008 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Ha ha, old hat - I would just make sure he washed his hands really well before touching in my mouth. We all know where are hands spend a lot of their days lol.
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.


Old Hat
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   Posted 10/26/2008 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Fitzy-- he not only washes his hands before treating each patient, he wears disposable gloves, too. His hygiene is likely superior to many doctors' practices. / Old Hat

FitzyK23
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   Posted 10/26/2008 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh I'm sure... I think all dentists wear gloves too. I was just trying to be funny. Sorry if it came across as serious.
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.


spike inin
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   Posted 8/11/2009 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
We got so tired of my old doctors looking at me when I told them we was taking pbx and saying "Okay" but what could we do to this?


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AMK77
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   Posted 8/11/2009 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I probably would have jumped up and hugged him after he said he also had UC! Good for you for finding someone that knows what it's like!
32 yr old female
Mild Pancolitis
UC since 2000 - in remission for most of those 8 years med free.
Cannot tolerate mesalamine. Currently take probiotics and fish oil. Trying Applied Kinesiology & supplements.


spluxa
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   Posted 8/11/2009 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   

I have one friend who is registered nurse and has Cron's. He also going for the doctor diploma, but I don't know in which field. HOWEVER!, for me it's difficult to talk to him about this kind of staff because he is strict to the regular meds and drugs. I keep trying all the natural things, Chinese, robotics, etc, but he refuses to do anything but regular drugs. That's what his education done to him! I wish all doctors would be more flexible to accept alternative medicine. That would be happiness...


Diagnosed with left-sided UC on Sept 08 Colazal 5x2day, Lialda 2 per day (so unusual to take just 2 pills)
Canasa 1 supp. every nigh Cortifoam 1 at night
Vitamins: Zinc, B complex, Fleexsead Oil capsules, Multi. Digestive Enzymes (helps a lot)
***I'm not sick with UC, it's UC sick with me!***






RH_Texas_Gal
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   Posted 8/11/2009 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
happiness is ...

being able to eat a tasty, greasy hamburger with cheese, bacon and grilled onions WITHOUT it coming back to haunt me the next day! (can ya tell I am craving something?!?!)
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