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anglfrmhvn69
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   Posted 11/14/2008 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
is all fish oil caplets big? the reason i ask is cause i have a really hard time swallowing pills. or is there a brand that makes some smaller?

pamela

 i was diagnosed with uc on april.16,2003. had my sec. colonoscopy on aug.22,2007 came back normal.

currently flaring on prednisone 60mg x1 week,40mg x1 week, 20mg x1 week.

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

take one multivitamin a day

                                                                       

 


bokscarracer
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   Posted 11/14/2008 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
try Coromega. it tastes like pudding and isn't too bad.

Proctosigmoiditis up to 25 cm
Colazal 3 caps 3 times a day
Hydrocortisone enemas AM and PM for next two weeks
Canasa suppository for lunch (for my butt)
Rowasa enemas nightly after hydrocort enema regimen is completed
Celexa 20mg daily
Fish oil, milk thistle, Ultimate Flora critical care probiotic, Alive multivitamin, lysine
Spinach and sunflower seed plan


Peety
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   Posted 11/14/2008 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
But they give you bad breath, beware! My friend takes them and it's really unfortunate.
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.
 
 


princesa
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   Posted 11/14/2008 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
All of the capsules I've seen are large. You can look for a liquid fish oil. The high quality brands don't have the fishy taste and are flavored. Carlson's lemon flavored is popular.

Not all fish oil caps give bad breath or fishy burps. You have to experiment with different brands.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Long-term remission with only minor blips.
 
 


Tookie
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   Posted 11/14/2008 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
 
How much fish oil do you usually take, and how long before you notice improvement?  I'm taking seven seas - gel capsules.  They aren't giving me bad breath (i hope!!!) and they aren't giving me fishy-tasting reflux like other brands have....I do find it's better to take them with food.

neednewbody
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   Posted 11/14/2008 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   

I found that omega=3 fish oil cap actually made my diarrhea worse.  I started them when I was doing well, and I ended up with diarrhea for a few days.  when I stopped them, I was fine.

 


Liver transplant 2004 -- liver is only healthy part of me
Prograf 1mg bid for transplant
 
Remicade every 6 weeks - not working
pentasa 1500mg tid
palafer once daily
lomotil every day as needed
immodium every day as needed
 


sadgirl1984
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   Posted 11/15/2008 5:08 AM (GMT -6)   
really..thats bad bcz i was planning to buy fish oil :(

anglfrmhvn69
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 337
   Posted 11/15/2008 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks for all of your replies

pamela

 i was diagnosed with uc on april.16,2003. had my sec. colonoscopy on aug.22,2007 came back normal.

currently flaring on prednisone 60mg x1 week,40mg x1 week, 20mg x1 week.

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

take one multivitamin a day

                                                                       

 


AKB
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   Posted 11/15/2008 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
don't buy a fish oil caplet unless it's enterically coated-- it MUST survive your stomach acid if it's going to do anything for your UC. There was a study released last year that discussed that whether fish oil helped for UC or didn't was unclear, but what was clear is that it had no chance of helping if it wasn't enterically coated.

That coating, by the way, also prevents fish burps and fish breath. :)
Dx:

Left-sided UC, Jun 2005. Flex-sig only... clear for first 20cms, then inflamed through next 30cms.

Therapies:

Pharmaceutical: Pentasa 3G/day, hydrocort 1x every 7 days
Probiotics: Acidophilus Pearls, Primadophilus Bifidus
Naturals: Caprylic Acid, Methylated B-12, Vit ACDE, Zinc (w/copper), Selenium, Turmeric, Bromelain, Luteolin
Killer Foods: Soda, Fried Food (especially french fries!), Beer, Red Wine, Pepperoncinis


kazygirl
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   Posted 11/18/2008 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
my doc just recommended ENTERIC COATED FISH OIL and they work great. they are smaller and they stay intact all the way to the colon. and no fishy burps or anything. cant even tell that im taking them.
i would recommend finding some and taking them.
steph - 32 - female - gold coast australia - UC since 2000
severe UC in descending colon and sigmoid colon ONLY
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
tumeric capsules - if i remember to take the bloody things.
i still eat what i want, when i want, if i feel like eating at all :(
 
 
 

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