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iluvsunflowers15
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   Posted 12/5/2008 5:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys!
 
I was getting ready to go to work this am (I'm a teacher) and I got this painful gas feeling in my upper left area of the intestine. I've been having gas, pain, mucous, etc. It really hurts. :( I just couldn't imagine myself going into work and teaching today! So I am home. I've been under a lot of stress lately, especally last week with my grandfather being in the hospital and then transferring to a short term nursing home facility, stress with the boyfriend (everything is fine now though), and just eating the wrong foods. I will be honest with you guys-once I started adding sugar in my diet, I started to feel the symptoms returning. I had a donut yesterday along with some chocolate because I was feeling so "blah" and I needed a pick me up. It was around 4:30 when they happened. I've noticed that some of my bad habits are returning where I would eat the sweet stuff and processed foods. Afterwards, I would pay for it-especially in the morning!! :( Anyway, am I in a flare?? I am going to use the canasa suppositories tonight. My stools are also very thin and half of the time, I cannot tell if stuff is coming out or not! I cannot take fiber supplements because it will make me very gassy. I am going to see my nutritionist on Monday. Its really frustrating! Any suggestions?? Thanks for listening. I know I've been venting a lot this past week. :-D
Colazal 750 mg 3x3 daily
6-MP 50 mg (2) daily
Miralax-when needed
Rowasa-when needed
Been diagnosed with UC for 5 years


beartooth
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   Posted 12/5/2008 7:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds to me like sugar is a trigger (hey, I'm a poet, and I don't know it). I'm not sure if you are truly in a flare though. It has been my experience that if you have to ask, you probably aren't, but that is just me. I'd stay away from sugar if possible, go on a low residue diet, and get back to the basics - eating bland foods, staying away from caffeine, alcohol, fatty foods, and anything else that causes GI distress.

Have you ever thought about or kept a food journal? I used to think I could track things in my head, but once I started writing stuff down, I was able to notice patterns that hadn't been apparent to me before. A food journal has been invaluable in helping eliminate bad foods from my diet. You might want to give it a try. Your thin stools are likely caused by inflammation which is likely caused by poor diet along with the stress you are feeling. This is usually a stressful period of time for people (the holidays) and so they manifest some symptoms of UC. There is nothing wrong with taking a few days off for yourself, but if you spend those days eating stuff that will likely cause you to feel worse, then you won't benefit from the rest. Like I said, get back to the basics, keep a food journal (maybe even just a regular journal for ranting stuff you don't want to on HW), and stay away from sugar, and look into healthier alternatives when you need a pick-me-up.

Good luck. As you know, this disease is not easy to live with, and being in a position where you can't leave the classroom when you need to go can't be easy. Hang in there, and keep venting when you want. We'll be here to listen.
Brandon
 
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ UC in May '06
Meds & supplements: Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort, Prednisone (2.5mg/day, back up to 7.5mg), flaxseed oil, L-glutamine, magnesium, and vit B-12.
 
Tried the spinach/sunflower diet.  Saw some relief in symptoms after 1 month, but symptoms returned with the taper off prednisone.
Next up - experimental and trial drugs.


quincy
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   Posted 12/5/2008 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Considering that your situation is more complex, it would be a bit remiss to blame your flare on the sugar...but, sugar and fatty foods in a distressed gut wouldn't do you any favours. What other foods are you eating?

I would say stay on the Canasa...even two daily to help with rectal inflammation.

Increase fibre intake....maybe try metamucil smooth to bulk up your stool and help with its exit.

Make sure you're taking probiotics....but some will cause gas, so taking them at night will help.

There is definitely a calm after the storm effect, and when our bodies are distressed from emotional situations, the physical ones can kick in to cause the double whammy.

I hope the Canasa helps soon.

You could also ask the doc for dicyclomine (10mg to start and can be taken up to 3 times daily). It's an antispasmodic, and that can help quiet down the gut and make digestion a bit better and less painful. As well, an inflamed gut can be helped by it if it's spasming.

quincy


*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 5th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate)....1 each  @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (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 !!!
 

Post Edited (quincy) : 12/6/2008 1:06:27 AM (GMT-7)


crazytrain411
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   Posted 12/5/2008 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
iluvsunflowers15 said...
Hi guys!


I've been under a lot of stress lately
I started adding sugar in my diet
I had a donut yesterday along with some chocolate
sweet stuff and processed foods.


Here is what I believe is a very likely scenario:

-The stress made your body and immune system less capable, resilient and vunerable.
-you took in loads of fuel for the bad pathogen in your colon - sugar - thereby fueling its growth and it took advantage of your vunerability
- the pathogen went out of control again, immune system says "OH crap!" then mobilizes the troops and creates an inflamed battlefield


You can take any medication to ease the inflamation - whichever works for you
Probiotics should start to get things balanced again
You can try to add fuel for the good bacteria
Can a woman be asked to avoid sugar - this may not be a viable option!
Waiting to see if I'm cured - no symptoms since probiotics started

Probiotics 16 strains (vsl#3 + Natural Factors ultimate multi probiotic + Trophic Acidophilus Plus) - 475 billion per day. Pre-biotics 1x a day. No sugar.
L-glutamine, elm powder, vit b & folic acid, 5 g vitamin C, vit D, vit E, Calcium+Magnesium

Post Edited (crazytrain411) : 12/5/2008 3:15:45 PM (GMT-7)


quincy
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   Posted 12/6/2008 2:08 AM (GMT -6)   
what would the bad pathogen be?

That could be easily checked out......best to do so rather than to assume there's something else going on other than an actual "flare".

One does need to be consistent with meds rather than yo-yoing on them.

It's not the sugar that's caused the flare.

q


*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 5th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate)....1 each  @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (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 !!!
 

Post Edited (quincy) : 12/6/2008 12:46:34 PM (GMT-7)


crazytrain411
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   Posted 12/6/2008 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
quincy said...
what would the bad pathogen be?

That could be easily checked out......best to do so rather than to assume there's something else going on other than an actual "flare".

One does need to be consistent with meds rather than yo-yoing on them.

It's not the sugar that's caused the flare.

q


and you it was not the sugar how? A flare is just a flare with nothing causing it?
As far as Im concerned there is an as yet unidentified pathogen (bacteria, fungus, parasite or a combinatio of them) that is the reason for the inflamation when it goes out of control. How do I know this? Everything Ive experienced so far supports this theory while the immune system that randonly goes suicidal makes about as much sense as "stomach ulcers are caused by your system producing too much acid hoping to burn a hole in you" theory.
Waiting to see if I'm cured - no symptoms since probiotics started

Probiotics 16 strains (vsl#3 + Natural Factors ultimate multi probiotic + Trophic Acidophilus Plus) - 475 billion per day. Pre-biotics 1x a day. No sugar.
L-glutamine, elm powder, vit b & folic acid, 5 g vitamin C, vit D, vit E, Calcium+Magnesium


Peety
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   Posted 12/6/2008 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I find eating one bad thing can get things flared up pretty bad, so it could be something like the sugar.

I actually get better if I'm feeling stress, then my body collapses when I'm able to relax again. Like how people sometimes get sick when they take vacation.
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 powder at first, now Forte pills. 
Doing much better, but still experience anxiety that interferes with activities. 
 


pb4
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   Posted 12/6/2008 10:20 PM (GMT -6)   
iluvsunflowers15 said...
Hi guys!
 
 I cannot take fiber supplements because it will make me very gassy. I am going to see my nutritionist on Monday. Its really frustrating! Any suggestions?? Thanks for listening. I know I've been venting a lot this past week. :-D

Taking fibre supplements can make healthy people gassy and even bloated too, it's normal, it's just your system adjusting to it...it took my system 3 months to adjust and it was well worth it, nice formed stools, no more excess mucus, cut many daily Bm's down, nothing but benefits from it and no more bloating and very little gas (just normal), so if I were you I'd try the fibre supplements again and stick with it until your system has adjusted, start with a small amount and drink lots of water with it, use the caps instead of powder form and chose one that isn't full of junky stuff, lots of fillers and additives.
 
Sugar feeds bacteria and since IBDers are already prone to bacterial over-growth, sugar exacerbates IBD symptoms.  Cut sugar out (including sugar alcohols which is anything ending in "tol") and you'll likely see improvements.
 
 
 
:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


quincy
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   Posted 12/7/2008 3:08 AM (GMT -6)   
crazytrain411 said...
quincy said...
what would the bad pathogen be?

That could be easily checked out......best to do so rather than to assume there's something else going on other than an actual "flare".

One does need to be consistent with meds rather than yo-yoing on them.

It's not the sugar that's caused the flare.

q


and you it was not the sugar how? A flare is just a flare with nothing causing it?
As far as Im concerned there is an as yet unidentified pathogen (bacteria, fungus, parasite or a combinatio of them) that is the reason for the inflamation when it goes out of control. How do I know this? Everything Ive experienced so far supports this theory while the immune system that randonly goes suicidal makes about as much sense as "stomach ulcers are caused by your system producing too much acid hoping to burn a hole in you" theory.

Nah....don't believe an ounce of it....  If one has something else going on, they could be checked via stool samples, biopsies, etc.  To me, that would be in conjunction with UC....not to say that it couldn't cause problems once the UC has started.  Assuming and suspecting are two different paths of focus.
 
I can say with 100% guarantee that anything I eat has NO bearing on creating or continuing or helping or worsening flares.   Now, if I eat too much of something that causes me normal discomfort while I'm not in a flare...something that causes gas, for example....while in a flare, it would/could be worse.  But once it's all out, those symptoms would abate. 
 
I do, however, believe that probiotics, fibre supplements, etc help to keep the digestive tract in good working order, exercised, balanced flora..etc.  I do take viamin supplements and eat well.  But, I do partake in sweets and low and behold...no wonky symptoms.  I should expect it...but, alas, none.
 
Must be because the inflammation reaction is kept at bay from actually using meds.  
 
I wish you good health....it's certainly subjective.
 
quincy
 


*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 5th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate)....1 each  @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (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 !!!
 

Post Edited (quincy) : 12/7/2008 9:50:39 AM (GMT-7)


crazytrain411
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   Posted 12/7/2008 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
quincy said...
crazytrain411 said...



quincy said...

what would the bad pathogen be?

That could be easily checked out......best to do so rather than to assume there's something else going on other than an actual "flare".

One does need to be consistent with meds rather than yo-yoing on them.

It's not the sugar that's caused the flare.

q


and you it was not the sugar how? A flare is just a flare with nothing causing it?
As far as Im concerned there is an as yet unidentified pathogen (bacteria, fungus, parasite or a combinatio of them) that is the reason for the inflamation when it goes out of control. How do I know this? Everything Ive experienced so far supports this theory while the immune system that randonly goes suicidal makes about as much sense as "stomach ulcers are caused by your system producing too much acid hoping to burn a hole in you" theory.


Nah....don't believe an ounce of it.... If one has something else going on, they could be checked via stool samples, biopsies, etc. To me, that would be in conjunction with UC....not to say that it couldn't cause problems once the UC has started. Assuming and suspecting are two different paths of focus.



I can say with 100% guarantee that anything I eat has NO bearing on creating or continuing or helping or worsening flares. Now, if I eat too much of something that causes me normal discomfort while I'm not in a flare...something that causes gas, for example....while in a flare, it would/could be worse. But once it's all out, those symptoms would abate.



I do, however, believe that probiotics, fibre supplements, etc help to keep the digestive tract in good working order, exercised, balanced flora..etc. I do take viamin supplements and eat well. But, I do partake in sweets and low and behold...no wonky symptoms. I should expect it...but, alas, none.



Must be because the inflammation reaction is kept at bay from actually using meds.



I wish you good health....it's certainly subjective.



quincy





I think it might be interesting if we made a thread to ask people if they determined that certain foods are directly related to causing flares and if it has been reproduced more than once - such that they would know for certain to stay away from it.
As far as the bacteria theres between 300 and 1000 different species that live in the gut. We havent identified all of them and nobody would have the first clue how to look for pathogens. If you wanted a stool sample analyzed it would be like looking for a needle in a haystack, it took about 100 years to find the H. Pylori pathogen.
Waiting to see if I'm cured - no symptoms since probiotics started

Probiotics 16 strains (vsl#3 + Natural Factors ultimate multi probiotic + Trophic Acidophilus Plus) - 475 billion per day. Pre-biotics 1x a day. No sugar.
L-glutamine, elm powder, vit b & folic acid, 5 g vitamin C, vit D, vit E, Calcium+Magnesium


iluvsunflowers15
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   Posted 12/7/2008 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
PB4- which fiber supplements help you without causing tremendous gas?? I am currently on Miralax, whihc I know is full of chemicals. Any other suggestions? I am seeing my nutritionist tomorrow and this is one of my questions to ask him. Thanks!

Heather
Colazal 750 mg 3x3 daily
6-MP 50 mg (2) daily
Miralax-when needed
Rowasa-when needed
Been diagnosed with UC for 5 years


quincy
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   Posted 12/7/2008 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   
ct411...there have been thousands of posts about diet...and many incorrectly from my perspective, believe food is a trigger. No need to do another question about it..sigh.

Do the search since you're interested.

q
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 5th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate)....1 each  @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (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 !!!
 


quincy
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   Posted 12/7/2008 9:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Heather...isn't Miralax a laxative? Are you having constipation?
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 5th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate)....1 each  @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (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 !!!
 


crazytrain411
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   Posted 12/8/2008 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
quincy said...
ct411...there have been thousands of posts about diet...and many incorrectly from my perspective, believe food is a trigger. No need to do another question about it..sigh.

Do the search since you're interested.

q


I dont need to do a search other than look at a few posts on this page. You should have no fear in trying this if food is really unrelated to UC.
Eat a diet rich in white bread,Potato chips and French fries and lots of Doughnuts. Coffee Cake and Other Baked Goods for snacks when you want. Make sure to include loads of refined sugar. For liquids drink only soda. Before you get to sleep drink enough hard liquor to make you really drunk. Finish off with a round of antibiotcs - then let me know if it affected anything.
Waiting to see if I'm cured - no symptoms since probiotics started

Probiotics 16 strains (vsl#3 + Natural Factors ultimate multi probiotic + Trophic Acidophilus Plus) - 475 billion per day. Pre-biotics 1x a day. No sugar.
L-glutamine, elm powder, vit b & folic acid, 5 g vitamin C, vit D, vit E, Calcium+Magnesium


iluvsunflowers15
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   Posted 12/8/2008 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I do suffer from constipation. This is why my gi doctor recommended miralax. i am not sure what else I can use or try with my diet.
Colazal 750 mg 3x3 daily
6-MP 50 mg (2) daily
Miralax-when needed
Rowasa-when needed
Been diagnosed with UC for 5 years


kazygirl
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   Posted 12/8/2008 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
i fully agree with quincy.
 
food is NOT a trigger.
this is an auto-immune disease.
 
food is just something that passes through the colon whether it be under the duress of UC or not.
even without UC you can have gas and bloating and cramping.
it is just exacerbated with UC cuz our colons are ulcerated, tender, raw, swollen etc...
 
i went to a dietician and nutritionist for almost a year and food did not change a thing.
sugar, white bread, veggies etc...   nothing.
 
i can eat anything and its a different reaction everytime, therefore it is not food that causes anything.
crazytrain411 said...
 
Eat a diet rich in white bread,Potato chips and French fries and lots of Doughnuts. Coffee Cake and Other Baked Goods for snacks when you want. Make sure to include loads of refined sugar. For liquids drink only soda. Before you get to sleep drink enough hard liquor to make you really drunk. Finish off with a round of antibiotcs - then let me know if it affected anything.
I have done that and the effect is still the same.  sometimes it hurts and sometimes it doesnt.
i have kept a diary etc... and there is no pattern.  when im flaring, any poo going thru my colon is uncomfortable whether i had something 'healthy' or not.
 
its just easier for humans to have something else to blame and here it seems to be 'food'.
 
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 :(
 
 
 


iluvsunflowers15
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   Posted 12/8/2008 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I hear ya kazygirl. i was seeing a nutritionist a few months ago and it helped for the first month. i learned about food combining and what worked for me. however, it is expensive going to these doctors! its not covered my insurance. i am going to try to do it on my own and see what happened.

where do you buy your fish oil?
Colazal 750 mg 3x3 daily
6-MP 50 mg (2) daily
Miralax-when needed
Rowasa-when needed
Been diagnosed with UC for 5 years


kazygirl
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   Posted 12/8/2008 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
i just found it at health food store or vitamin type store.
asked the lady behind counter.

the brand is Pretorious -maxi fish oil. (australian brand, but im sure you can get it on the net --- www.pretoriusvitamins.com.au)
it is enteric coated especially to make it all the way to the colon.
no fishy burps either! woohoo
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 :(
 
 
 


JOVIGIRL71
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   Posted 12/8/2008 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi iluvsunflowers15,

I have felt the same way you have for about 5 days now. I try to eat baby food.And I drink al ot of water and tea. Some people can't handle the caffine so always can get caffine free.  I make plain chicken if you eat meat, rice and even eat pudding stuff thats easy on the colon to digest once it gets down there.

I hope these tips help you,

To good health through the holidays...

 


 


~~ Donna ~~
 
Diagnosed with UC in 1987 at age 16
Imuran ~ 2 1/2 pills a day,Pentasa 2x4 a day
Lexapro ~ 20 mgs daily for sanity  :-)
 


quincy
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   Posted 12/9/2008 1:46 AM (GMT -6)   
crazytrain. Don't be so disrespectful. I'm quite sure that what I eat would be easily scrutenised and frowned upon by any of the diet causes flares die-hards.
What you goad, however, is plain absurdity...

You eat what you want and fret about every little symptoms all you like. I take my meds, supplements, probiotics, eat quite well balanced with having my cake and eating it too, etc and can honestly say that my morning poop is quite satisfying.

You can't deny my track record of excellent results regarding med use, actually "eating" what I want, have minor flares and my last c-scope was quite unremarkable...I'm not doing too badly with having UC for over 20 years.

Get used to my comments regarding food and flares.....

quincy


*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 5th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate)....1 each  @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (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 !!!
 

Post Edited (quincy) : 12/9/2008 12:49:02 AM (GMT-7)


bbc
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   Posted 12/12/2008 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Certain foods kill me especially if eat them for a few days in a row... : (
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
7 Pentasa per day (4/3)
Corti Foam p.m. 2X per week
Prebiotics and Probiotics, Bowel Soother, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Trying to reduce sugar in my diet but cannot tolerate artificial sweetners
I excersice daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!

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