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unclebubba
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   Posted 12/25/2008 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I just had to share my joy. I have had a wonderful two days. Christmas eve... only three BM's.  Today ( christmas day ) only two BM's.  ANd both days Had tons of people at my house. Eighteen yesterday, over ten today. And only one bathroom here.  Was a little nervous about this prospect, but I love to cook and knew this way I would have something to eat for my diet.  For my peace of mind I hid a folding porta pot in the basement cold room incase of emergency and someone was using the only bathroom.  I never had to use it.  And I ate BAD.  I ate all day the last two days.  I drank WAY to much heineken beer. I still followed my gluten free diet though ( except for one chrsitmas sugar cookie )  Even ate a little spicy buffalo dip. But mainly kept to my diet and had a great time with family and friends. Not sure what all to contribute this tooo.... Lack of stress cause of bein in my own home?  20 days on my gluten free diet? Or Day 4 of the spinach and sunflower seed diet ( this i believe is the main contributor ) I think maybe they all came into play. All I know is I am very grateful for this holiday seaon and hope this good luck continues.
I hope all of you had as good as holiday as I did. Even if it was just half as good then I now it was wonderful.. I know this post sounds girlie.... But after over a year I am just so happy and excited. Merry Christmas Everyone.
diagnosed in aug 2008
30 mg predisone, 9 balsalazide, rowesa enema, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera
gluten intolerance... attempting to live no/low gluten


Scarlet504
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Total Posts : 192
   Posted 12/25/2008 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   

That IS great news, I am happy for you! Merry Christmas!

Not to hijack your thread or to rain on your parade, but I might be heading into remission, too. I am on 6MP since 3 weeks and off the Prednisone since 10 days and only had one or two BMs the last week, no blood, no mucus and no urgency. Getting pudgy from all the eating I can do now, but hey - do I care? The weight will come off after the holidays anyway, but since you never really know when you will be able to indulge the next holiday food ... just going with it!

Merry Christmas and I do hope you will be improving more and more and get out of this flare, we ALL deserve it so much!

Scarlett


Scarlett, 38 yo., TX
Pancolitis since 3/1997
Worst flare of my life since 8/2008, finally showing improvement!! riding a rollercoaster of improvement and worsening
 
Meds
10 x Asacol a day
40 30 25 20 15 10 5 mg Prednisone
75mg 6-MP
Align
Flintstones Complete Vitamins
Cortenema
Rowasa


unclebubba
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   Posted 12/25/2008 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't worry about hickjackin a thread.... AM just happy some one else is also seeing some possible relief. Althouh after today for me who knows... I know in my happyness I ate and drank to much. Here I am sitting almost miserable with a bloated feeling gut. LOL. BUt I guess the enjoyment I've had the last two days after over a year is worth something. LOL. Hopefully this won't send me back pedaling.
diagnosed in aug 2008
30 mg predisone, 9 balsalazide, rowesa enema, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera
gluten intolerance... attempting to live no/low gluten


bbc
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   Posted 12/26/2008 1:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Every little bit helps : )
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
7 Pentasa per day (4/3)
Corti Foam p.m. 2X per week
Prebiotics and Probiotics, Bowel Soother, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Trying to reduce sugar in my diet but cannot tolerate artificial sweetners
I excersice daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!


subdued
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   Posted 12/26/2008 4:53 AM (GMT -6)   
It's great to hear when people are doing better. I too I'm happy, because my hope was to be in remission by X-Mas, and I am. No bleeding. No mucus. No pinkish, brownish stuff. No diarrhea. And I went poo only once today, which is usual for me when I'm not having a flareup.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting

Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06
Currently in remission

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Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics
Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose


Gigi1227
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 12/26/2008 7:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Am so glad you had such a wonderful Christmas and your feeling good! Feeling good is the best gift of all!

Gigi1227
Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Started flare mid-May/feeling better but still flaring
 
Canasa 2x a day
Asacol
Multi Enzyme
Mega Probiotic
Psyllium
Fiber Wafer
Nictotine Patch
Fish Oil Pill
Multi Vitamin
B12
 
 


unclebubba
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   Posted 12/26/2008 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I was right payin for my over indulgence today. Only had four Bm's this morning, but had cramps and urgency all afternoon. False alarms. Run to the bathroom and nothing. Oh well, am home now. TIme to get back into the swing and finish getting this into remission. although I haven't had blood in I don't know how long. Just lots of trips to bathroom, and I'd better ge there fast. Had it down to 2-3 a day before holidays.
diagnosed in aug 2008
30 mg predisone, 9 balsalazide, rowesa enema, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera
gluten intolerance... attempting to live no/low gluten
 
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update: down to 25 mg pred a day as of 12/25/08


downs
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Total Posts : 76
   Posted 12/27/2008 5:47 AM (GMT -6)   
so funny i woke today w, a normal looking stool after 3 weeks and my mood is so good!!! It is amazing ,,,,,now my question,,,,,,,,,,,if i go down form my 20 mg of prednisone ,,,,,i feel it will come back,,,,,,,but i have to get off,,last time it came right back,,,,,,,,,,

unclebubba
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 12/27/2008 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Am assuming my problems are from over indulgence at the holidays, but doc did have me step down from 30 to 25 on xmas day so Its possible yesterdays "payment" could have been that. Not feelin so hot this morning either but it is early. We'll see how today goes.
diagnosed in aug 2008
30 mg predisone, 9 balsalazide, rowesa enema, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera
gluten intolerance... attempting to live no/low gluten
 
**********
update: down to 25 mg pred a day as of 12/25/08


Cfromutah
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Total Posts : 369
   Posted 12/27/2008 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I just wanted to let you know that alcohol depletes magnesium very quickly. So all the magnesium that you built up for the last week from the sunflower seeds and spinach was probably flushed out of your system from drinking.

unclebubba
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   Posted 12/27/2008 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
That I didn't know. But I guess its a good thing that part of the holidays are over. I never do anything new years... to many drunks out driving. Safer to stay home that night. Amateur night. Am going to keep up with the spinach though cause I know it helped. I'll just have to build it back up. Thanks for the info. And once again thanks for sharing this with us.
diagnosed in aug 2008
30 mg predisone, 9 balsalazide, rowesa enema, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera
gluten intolerance... attempting to live no/low gluten
 
**********
update: down to 25 mg pred a day as of 12/25/08


quincy
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   Posted 12/27/2008 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
While spinach is an awesome food, tastes wonderful and has much value for the body...it's very, very high in oxalate. Do the research.

q
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); flaring since Dec 22, enemas nightly (sigh!!)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ 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 !!!
 


Cfromutah
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 369
   Posted 12/27/2008 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
What are you worried about oxalates for? Oxalates are only a problem in a very small percentage of people, and if they have plenty of magnesium in their diet oxalates are not a problem because magnesium dissolves the oxalate crystals that could possibly form in that small percentage of people. And besides that Im sure that all those medications some are on are doing way more dammage than some extra oxalates are doing.

ElizaLily
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 34
   Posted 12/27/2008 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Cfromutah,

Will a couple glasses of wine cancel out the magnesium? I'm eating the spinach (had a great omelette this morning) and lots of sunflower seeds...

Eliza

Cfromutah
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 369
   Posted 12/27/2008 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Its not going to cancel out all the magnesium but any amount of alcohol will deplete some of your magnesium, the more you drink the more it will deplete of course so I would keep the drinking to a minimum. It not only depletes magnesium but it also destroys other nutrients such as the b-vitamins. People with UC need to hold on to all the nutrients they can.

quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30995
   Posted 12/27/2008 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
All I said Cf was to do the research. All should do the research for meds as well....
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); flaring since Dec 22, enemas nightly (sigh!!)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ 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 !!!
 


Cfromutah
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 369
   Posted 12/27/2008 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Also a high percentage of the Oxalic acid in spinach binds with the calcium in the spinach and is not absorbed into the body. When the oxalic acid binds with the calcium they both pass through the digestive tract undisolved. Some people argue that that is the problem with oxalic acid is it binds with calcium in foods so your not getting the benefit of the calcium but new studies say that it only binds with the calcium in the foods that it is contained in. For example of you eat spinach and cheese its only going to bind with the calcium that is in the spinach.

Post Edited (Cfromutah) : 12/27/2008 3:43:42 PM (GMT-7)


ElizaLily
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 34
   Posted 12/27/2008 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, cfromutah. I appreciate all your information!

Have a great night.

Eliza
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