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icanrace
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 12/9/2008 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
does anyone know if supplementing with Zinc has any impact (good, bad or neither) on UC?
started Prednisone & Asacol on Thursday 10-4-2007

currently OFF Prednisone


quincy
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   Posted 12/9/2008 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I supplement with an extra zinc...10mg, 20mg if I have a cold. There is some zinc in my multi and I eat foods with zinc. I don't think I exceed 30 daily....

There are long periods that I don't take the supplement, and haven't noticed a - or + regarding UC.

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*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 !!!
 


Sara14
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   Posted 12/9/2008 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I was on a daily zinc supplement for about a year after I found out I was deficient in it. It had no effect on my UC. I still take a supplement about once a week.
 
Zinc is one of the only minerals/vitamins absorbed in the colon, not the small intestine, so I wonder if many UCers are deficient in this.
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa; Canasa; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; sublingual allergy drops


icanrace
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 221
   Posted 12/9/2008 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks for the responses!
started Prednisone & Asacol on Thursday 10-4-2007

currently OFF Prednisone

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