Vitamin B, UC, and depression

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/22/2008 7:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I wonder if anyone here has suffered depression along with UC, and if malabsorption of vitamin B, especially B6 and B12, has played a role?
21 years of UC which started after quitting smoking. In and out of flares which are usually triggered by antibiotics. Latest issue is endless diarrhea without blood or mucous.
  •  Psyllium powder
  • Culturelle probiotic
  • VSL#3

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 123
   Posted 12/22/2008 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I think that if you look, you will see that several of us are on anti-depressants. There is even a study on the link between IBD and depression in Canada. Here is the link:

I am not sure about the B vitamins and malabsorption. I would be interested to hear more about that.
49 - male - in North Carolina near Asheville
Asacol 9/day
Citalopram (anxiety/depression)
experimenting with probiotics/ spinach and sunflower seeds
stopped: Cortenemas and fish oil

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