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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 510
   Posted 12/17/2008 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Just a quick note to intro myself. I am 38 and was finally diagnosed with UC in aug 2008, after dealin with the symptoms since nov. 2007. Have run the basic gauntlet of drugs. from the suppositories to the enemas, the pred to the balsalazide. I currently take 30 mg a day of pred, 9 of the balsalazide,  1 norvasc, i metoprolol, 2 gemfibrozil, 2 probiotic pills, 2 aloe vera pill, and the rowesa enema. None of this was working till I found an article about gluten intolerance. I have been basically gluten free for two weeks and syptoms are becoming better.  Just two bathroom trips so far today. LOL. I have read a few of the forum topics, and am lookin forward to commenting and reading the rest. Figured I'd introduce myself first though. Glad I found you all, No one around me has this disease, and my girlfriend and friends are tired of hearing about it, me, and my bathroom habits. LOL

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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 239
   Posted 12/17/2008 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   

Welcome unclebubba!

Yes, I can relate to not everyone wanting to hear about this and especially the bathroom activities!  But it's also amazing that not much people know about this disease, I found that interesting. That's why I was so glad to bump into this forum that we are not alone in all this mess.  So go ahead and write all you want! smilewinkgrin

44 yrs old, only 3rd experience with flare-up start oct29.08, Ont.Canada.
current: asacol 400 mg - 2 4x/day
last flare in 2004 with c-diff, went into shock, hospitalized 2 wks, rec'd transfusion
prednisone, asacol, metronidazole
in 2000 rec'd antibiotics(sinuses),c-diff,ulcerative colitis 

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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 12/17/2008 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome :) Yes, we can relate to your bathroom habits and we won't even bat an eyelash! Share all you want and if you should have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to ask.
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 12/18/2008 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome! I'm new here too and the folks around here have already been awesome in listening to bathroom talk, haha.

I've taken nearly every supplement you care to name if you want some ideas or recommendations

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