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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 21
   Posted 12/13/2008 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I am starting Methotrexate on Monday which are 1x per week injections to calm down a flare I have been in for over 2 years.  I was diaganosed in 1999 even though I had symptoms and was misdiagnosed before that.  It seems as though the drugs that were working in the past my body is not responding to and I am getting hit with side effects of medications more than they are treating the disease.  I have tried prednisone, Rowasa enemas, Cortocol ememas, anti-biotics, probiotics, Imuran, bentyl, Immodium, & canasa suppositories. 
I feel as though I am backed into the corner and had to surrender to the big gun immune suppressor medications.  I wish there was a more holistic way to treat this disease then to subject your body to other fatal cancers since you are suppressing your bodies natural defense system.  This disease is a double edge sword and there are risks of frequesnt flares as well as the medications you are required to take when the disease no longer responds to more conventional methods. 
Has anyone else ever taken this medication and what type of side effects did you experience while on Methotrexate? Though I am well aware of what they are I would rather get insight from someone who has taken this medication first hand.  Thanks for reading!
Diagnosed with UC since 1999
Current Meds:
Sulfasalizine 500 mg tabs 2x's daily
Rowasa enema 2x's daily
Colocort Enema 1x daily
Prednisone during active flares
Imuran 6 months in 2006 (Joint Pain) Stopped
Florastor Probiotoic
Bentyl for cramping

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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 109
   Posted 12/13/2008 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   
well Im a firm believer in alternative methods, check out my other posts or anything mentioning probiotics, worm therapies, fecal transplants, anti-pathogen therapies, diet changes or anything that doesnt mention anti-inflamatory or immuno-suppresants
Off of 5-ASA (6 years) and no symptoms since probiotics started.

Probiotics 16 strains (vsl#3 + Natural Factors ultimate multi probiotic + Trophic Acidophilus Plus) - 1.1 trillion 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

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