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bbc
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   Posted 12/28/2008 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Ever been able to stay in remission for years just using mesalamines oral/rectal? 
 
thnx
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!!!


mbx5
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   Posted 12/28/2008 1:53 PM (GMT -6)   
no luck here.  started w/ left sided...now pancolitis....in a horrible painful and bloody flare right now 40mg pred.  scary because pred is my last option.

34 yr old male. UC for 14 years. 40mg pred (as of 12/16/08), 12 pills Asacol per day, 1mg Atavan per day (anxiety) when needed, Fish oil pills, Culturelle probiotics. Recent Endonasal brain surgery to remove non-cancerous hormone producing tumor on pituitary gland (And I am still more afraid of my UC!!) "I poop in the woods because I can"


bbc
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   Posted 12/28/2008 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry, hope you get better soon.

By the time they discovered my IBD it was already pancolitis...I am on Pentasa 8 per day which keeps me about 50% under control and if I use cortifoam daily/regularly I'm about 90%+

My last scope in mid Oct showed no IBD at all, not even a trace yet the one before that in May '07 showed moderate to severe IBD and now just 2 months after my perfect scope I'm bleeding and having very painful spasms again after some BM's which can last all day.

If I can continue to tolerate my UC I will give science a few more years to come up, not with a cure, but a much better treatment for those of us with this disease. I do believe that science has recently isolated one of the main causes of this disease (GLI1 Protein or lack thereof) so if the research continues to back it, we might just have a real treatment sometime in the near future.

The "good news" is we are blessed to have UC vs CD where we at least have the option of curing ourselves and having much more of a normal life without a colon than being so sick with one.

I'll keep you in my prayers as I try to do for everyone who is sick...myself included lol

Hang in there and although it's very hard whn we feel so bad, please try to stay positive : )
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!!!


chaosemerald
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   Posted 12/28/2008 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi BBC,

Mezavant seems to keep my pancolitis at bay for longer than any other mesalazine drugs I've tried, but I'm yet to go a year without having a flare (although it is still early days for me). This does not mean that you won't be able to stay in remission. Everyone is different and I have heard of many people who go years without flare ups. The key is to find the drug that is most effective for you and stick with that for as long as it helps you. Sorry I cannot be much more help!

Good luck and best wishes!
Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you are right.

Bio: 20 year old female, UK
Diagnosis: Ulcerative pancolitis 11/2006 and PSC 11/2007
Daily medication: Prednisolone 30mg, Mesalazine 7.2g, Omeprazole 20mg, Calcichew D 2.5g, Buscopan 80mg


rdm
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   Posted 12/28/2008 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I have remained essentially in remission for many years. What that means is though I do have some symptoms some times and some mini flares I have not had a severe flare in about 20 years. My UC does not affect my life style and that is key to living a "normal" life. The only med I use is sulfasalazine a 5 ASA. I up my dose as needed and I have occasionally used cortisone enemas and Canasa more often. My UC started as proctitis and within a few years progressed to pan colitis. It was difficult to get under control but with diligent use of sulfasalizine and cortisone enemas I did get into remission. During my first flare I tried prednisone but took myself off it when one day while walking down the street after getting two hours of sleep for a few weeks I realized I was at that moment capable of severely injuring or even killing anyone who "crossed" me. I also take VSL#3 1 to 2 sachets a day I believe this does help retain remission.

bbc
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   Posted 12/28/2008 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi,

I'm not sure if they sell Mezavant here in the US; whats the difference beween it and mesalamines?

Thanks

chaosemerald said...
Hi BBC,

Mezavant seems to keep my pancolitis at bay for longer than any other mesalazine drugs I've tried, but I'm yet to go a year without having a flare (although it is still early days for me). This does not mean that you won't be able to stay in remission. Everyone is different and I have heard of many people who go years without flare ups. The key is to find the drug that is most effective for you and stick with that for as long as it helps you. Sorry I cannot be much more help!

Good luck and best wishes!


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!!!


bbc
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   Posted 12/28/2008 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   

Wow that's nice to hear. Do I need an rx. for VSL?

Thanks

rdm said...
Yes, I have remained essentially in remission for many years. What that means is though I do have some symptoms some times and some mini flares I have not had a severe flare in about 20 years. My UC does not affect my life style and that is key to living a "normal" life. The only med I use is sulfasalazine a 5 ASA. I up my dose as needed and I have occasionally used cortisone enemas and Canasa more often. My UC started as proctitis and within a few years progressed to pan colitis. It was difficult to get under control but with diligent use of sulfasalizine and cortisone enemas I did get into remission. During my first flare I tried prednisone but took myself off it when one day while walking down the street after getting two hours of sleep for a few weeks I realized I was at that moment capable of severely injuring or even killing anyone who "crossed" me. I also take VSL#3 1 to 2 sachets a day I believe this does help retain remission.

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!!!


Probiotic
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   Posted 12/29/2008 6:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I was able to stay in full remission on NO meds (nor supplements, nor special diet) at all for over 9 years (I am allergic to all 5ASA meds), and nowadays cannot get a meaningful remission no matter what I try (I am finally putting surgery on the front burner now, better late than never), so go figure. But clearly it is possible for some to get powerful remissions without any maintenance drugs- however, if one tolerates them well and their toxicity is low, it would seem to be playing with fire not to use them.
Pancolitis ~20 years, once had a full med-free 10 year remission,
but flaring/simmering on and off for years, allergic to all 5ASAs
15ish mg pred, 100 mg Imuran TCM
Probiotics (PD, Cust.Probiot., Culturelle, VSL3, etc), DMSO, TSO, hookworm
Turmeric/circumin, boswellia, fish oil, many vits/minerals
Lower-carb version of Specific Carb Diet (SCD), Remicade newbie
 
 
 


bbc
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   Posted 12/29/2008 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Porbiotic,

I understand how you feel...I too may go the sx route if I can't get into long term remission on meds as these mini flairs are simply not acceptable to me much longer.
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!!!


Probiotic
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   Posted 12/29/2008 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Amen, bbc. Re VSL-3 - it is OTC but not readily available except online. However, I think if you get an Rx for it, many insurance plans will cover it. I am going to ask my GI for one and see how that works. If I ditch the colon soon it will still be handy for keeping pouchitis at bay.


Pancolitis ~20 years, once had a full med-free 10 year remission,
but flaring/simmering on and off for years, allergic to all 5ASAs
15ish mg pred, 100 mg Imuran TCM
Probiotics (PD, Cust.Probiot., Culturelle, VSL3, etc), DMSO, TSO, hookworm
Turmeric/circumin, boswellia, fish oil, many vits/minerals
Lower-carb version of Specific Carb Diet (SCD), Remicade newbie
 
 
 


chaosemerald
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   Posted 12/29/2008 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
bbc said...

Hi,

I'm not sure if they sell Mezavant here in the US; whats the difference beween it and mesalamines?

Thanks

Hi bbc, actually, I have to get my meds imported from the US, so you should be able to find it somewhere. It's quite new, which is why you might have difficulty finding it. I think the main difference between Mezavant and other mesalamines is that the Mezavant is delayed and extended released so it works better across the whole colon, whereas Pentasa works higher up. It's supposed to be more effective at getting UC patients into remission and keeping them there. My doctor has suggested that I experiment by maybe combining the Mezavant and Pentasa so that I can get mesalamine working on both ends. Once I am off steroids I will give this a go and let you know how I get on! Maybe this is something you could try yourself? It may be worth mentioning to your GP. Hope this helps :)

Best wishes


Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you are right.

Bio: 20 year old female, UK
Diagnosis: Ulcerative pancolitis 11/2006 and PSC 11/2007
Daily medication: Prednisolone 30mg, Mesalazine 7.2g, Omeprazole 20mg, Calcichew D 2.5g, Buscopan 80mg


cyn555
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   Posted 12/29/2008 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
ive been diagnosed with pancolitis since 2007. i had one major flare when i was diagnosed, i was really weak and weighed 75 pounds. they put me on asacol and enemas and ive been for the most part in remission ever since execpt for this one time when i got the gastro and took some advils for a while for migraines. but other than that ive been feeling pretty good. just mild cramps here and there!!
 
- 23 year old female, Gatineau, Quebec
 -diagnosed with UC june 2007 panacolitis
- Asacol (6 daily)800mg
- Salofalk (1 at bedtime) 1000mg


bbc
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   Posted 12/29/2008 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the great feedback guy's.

Do any of you suffer with pain/spasms after a BM? I seem to have only an a.m. BM with good formed hard shaped stool at the beginning of my BM but then I feel like I have more to go and that's where the trouble starts as the stool then turns soft but still formed and I go alot...then about 5 mins later the spasms start and it's peppermint capsules the rest of the day to quell the spasms when finally around 3-4 hours later the spasms stop...geez this is rough stuff. I don't get this every day but lately quite a bit. I also get urgency only when I first wake up and then I'm ok for 24 hours till the next morning.

Appreciate the comments very much.
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!!!


quincy
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   Posted 12/29/2008 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
have you upped the rectal meds bbc?

Definitely rough stuff....

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 !!!
 


bbc
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   Posted 12/29/2008 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Q...yes cortifoam everynight vs. twice per week. Are you getting spasms too?
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!!!


CZ
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   Posted 12/29/2008 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I also started with left-sided (2005) but now have Pancolitis.  Against the advice of my GI, I have never tried Pred, I'm only on Asacol.  I used to also do Rowasa, but for the most part can no longer hold them in; what happened?  I used to do them with no problems at all.  I could get up and walk around and then go to bed and keep it in for hours.  Anyway, I had a c-scope this morning and my GI told me I had allot of inflammation and gave me a script for Rowasa.  He knows I don't want the Pred route.   I told him of my trouble holding it in but he had no suggestions at all.  Any advice?  I really don't want to go to Pred.  I've had allot of bleeding today since the scope, but it's getting better.  I will try Rowasa again tonight, but the other night it came right out, what a mess!!!!!    An oh, I don't know if I've ever really been in remission, but I have had many good days, and many bad.  I'm also having more "accidents" than I used to, I think I'm losing control!

CZ
 
UC since 9/2005
Asacol 3 pills 2 X day.
Rowasa as needed.
Never on pred.
Numerous supplements


quincy
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   Posted 12/29/2008 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi bbc, hope the increase of the cortifoam helps. I do get spasms..mostly in the rectum only when flaring and of course, from gas depending on what I eat. Milk products and certain veggies or fibre will cause that...but it'll happen about 6 hours after eating.

I do use Bentylol (dicyclomine..20mg) for spasming and discomfort.

Remember, most of us also have IBS, so that could be part of the culprit. Antispasmodics are my friend..haha!

quincy
*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 !!!
 


quincy
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   Posted 12/29/2008 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
CZ....it's good you're starting the Rowasa and that you have a script.


The other thing is to insert it the other way described on the box with your butt in the air and sit like that for a few minutes and then lay on your left side. Do keep your sphincter tight, but your tummy relaxed when your butt is in the air...that could help relax the spasming.

Do keep yourself from worrying about it...if you think that the whole bottle is too much, then use half a bottle, cap it, put it in the fridge and then use that the next night. Many on here can only do the half bottle.

Let me know if that helps.

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 !!!
 


bbc
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   Posted 12/29/2008 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
CZ...Try cortifoam as it does not fill you up like retention enemas ie; rowasa etc. Also if you can try to have a BM before using it to see if that helps.

It appears, me you and quincy (not to mention some other folks around here) are having a case of the holiday flares... : (

Please get well soon : )
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!!!


bbc
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   Posted 12/29/2008 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   

My GI doc confirmed the peppermint is just as effective as most rx anti-spas meds...it just takes the enterically coated peppermint longer to hit your intestines vs the sublingual (under the tonque) delivery system of the rx.

We have to get a better treatment for this nasty disease asap and I truly hope the GLHI1 research continues to deliver as it has so far : )...we can only pray this just might be it and reach the public within the next 3-5 years (the good Lord willing).

The cortifoam has cut the bleeding back to very small amounts now but as you say the spasms could be from IBS...God they just rip me apart sometimes for hours and hours : (

Feel better :)

quincy said...
Hi bbc, hope the increase of the cortifoam helps. I do get spasms..mostly in the rectum only when flaring and of course, from gas depending on what I eat. Milk products and certain veggies or fibre will cause that...but it'll happen about 6 hours after eating.

I do use Bentylol (dicyclomine..20mg) for spasming and discomfort.

Remember, most of us also have IBS, so that could be part of the culprit. Antispasmodics are my friend..haha!

quincy



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!!!


unclebubba
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   Posted 12/29/2008 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I also have trouble retaining the enema's. ANd I also have found that using only half of it has helped.
I also have the gut spasms. Haven't found a way to treat them yet. Might need more info on the peppermint. I really have any pain with this unless its a little cramping. BUt the spasms and gurgling drive me nuts and scare me to death that its going to turn into on of those "RUN to the bathroom" trips. And Like i've said before there aren't alot of bathrooms in the horse barns I work in.
I am in my first flare and am down to between 2-4 BM's a day and They are starting to be either fully formed or partially formed. And almost exclusively in the mornings. The gut spasms, gurgles, and urgencies come in the afternoon.
ANy info on these peppermints would be appreciated.
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


bbc
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   Posted 12/29/2008 9:37 PM (GMT -6)   
My spasms are quite painful and draining to my energy levels.

Peppermint capsules that have an enteric coating allow them to dispense the med in the intestine vs the stomach...peppermint oil has recently been clinically proven to reduce spasms just as good as say levsen...it just takes time for the capsule to get there.

Hope this helps and feel better.
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!!!


Kiss520
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   Posted 12/30/2008 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi!  I have Pancolitis and the only thing that's ever helped me was that spinach/sunflower diet that's been discussed at length on this website.  I'm basically in remission (with a few issues here and there if I'm not careful with my diet), and I'm not taking ANY medication.  Meds never did anything for me except maybe lesson the severity of symtoms a little.  The diet literally gave me my life back.

Katie, 30.   Chicago 'burbs.
DX:  Pancolitis as of 9/08 (Proctitis as of 1/08)
Current Treament:  Spinach/sunflower diet, Acidophilus with every meal, Zoloft 25 MG daily (tapering off).
Previous Treatment:  Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Rowasa, Bentyl, Cortenema, Asacol, Iron.
Status:  Near total remission
 
 
 
 


unclebubba
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   Posted 12/30/2008 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
AM also trying the spinach/sunflower seeds diet and am really seeing results. But am only into day 9 of it. Not there yet. But am faithfull even though I don't really care for the taste of spinach. I honestly put my improvement down to this diet. That and I went gluten free about 30 days ago. Gluten free cut my symptoms in half. And the spinach sunflower seeds are takin me the rest of the way. I'm still on all my meds but the doc is starting to taper me off the Pred slowly. Thank god. Am hoping this progress continues.
Now is this peppermint a candy? or something I have to find at the pharmacy? I have never heard of this coating. And how long till ya find the relief? Shoud I just start takin them in the am? How many and how often have you been takin? This peppermint makes sense to me and I know in my job working with horses we feed them peppermints as a treat and to prevent colic.
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


bbc
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   Posted 12/30/2008 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
You can buy them in the health food store. Enteric coating is important not only for peppermint but also for any probiotoics you may be taking. Peppermint Oil Caps that are enteric coated do not dissolve in the stomach. Instead, they pass through the digestive tract intact until they reach the intestines. You buy them in the health food store...I use these: http://www.enzymatictherapy.com/Products/Product-Categories/Product-Details.aspx?p=08466&cid=407

Peppermint oil capsules have been clinically proven to help IBS symptoms, even in children. A recent survey of clinical trials declared peppermint oil capsules the 'drug of first choice' for IBS patients with constipation or diarrhea, to alleviate general symptoms, and to improve quality of life. For published studies, check the IBS Research Library.

Peppermint oil helps to relieve abdominal pain, diarrhea, and urgency. Menthol and methyl salicylate, the main active ingredients of peppermint, have calming effects on the stomach and intestinal tract.

Hope this 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!!!

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