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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 12/21/2008 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Okay, I just read the post about breastmilk and got to thinking...
I was not a breastfed baby as I was too sick as an infant to breastfeed.  However, my GI has explained to me that UC has a lot to do with your immune system.  When I was hours old I was almost flown to another hospital to have a complete blood change out as my body had turned on itself and I was dying.  Basically, it was explained to my mom that my immune system developed too fast or rather before I was born.  So, could this have been a precursor to my problems now?  I have been plagued with weird illnesses all my life, most that are unheard of in my family.  Could all this somehow be related.  When I mention these things to my doctors they look at me like I'm crazy! =)  I hope you are not reading this and thinking, "OMG, she is nuts, poor girl!" 
Any imput is appreciated.
Diagnosed with UC March '07
Colazal 3 pills 3x a day
Prednisone - will never take it again!

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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20577
   Posted 12/21/2008 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
It actually has more to do with genetics and how they can affect the immune system.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 246
   Posted 12/22/2008 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not a medical professional but your explanation doesn't sound weird at all! If your system was mal-functioning or faulty from the start then it seems logical that it could still be mal-functioning. From reading the posts it seems that folks that have IBD generally have other things wrong with them to accompany the IBD. Perhaps it's all in the genetic make-up as pb4 stated but what kicks these detrimental processes in place still seems somewhat unique to the individual. Maybe you could try some of the wholistic treatments like osteopath work or some type of diet or yoga to help balance the system. It seems despite the break-down in processes, the body still wants to establish balance or homeostasis so there is hope if you can find the right means to induce homeostasis.

- 30 y/o male residing in Northern Virginia living a fairly "normal" life at the moment
- Currently in remission
- Pancolitis since April, 2006
- Small fistula and anemic at times 
- 4 Colazal/day, multivitamin, Fish oil and Primal Defense Probiotics 2x/day

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