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unclebubba
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 510
   Posted 1/10/2009 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Am seeing my GI tuesday morning and have a whole list of questions for him thanks to you all on this site.  Thank you. He may not thank you but I do.  You all have been very informative and helpful.  I'm sure he'll be pleased with my progress as I am, but hopefully he'll have an open mind to discuss some of the "alternative" treatments I have tried.  He should, he's always seemed very caring and open.  Hopefully we won't even have to talk that "remicade" word he said he wanted to talk about.  LOL.  Once again thank you all.
 
38 yr old male, NE Ohio
 
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
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update: down to 20 Mg pred a day as of 1/7/09


bbc
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 1580
   Posted 1/10/2009 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
You're welcome and best of luck wuth your appointment...just don't let him/her rush you through (I hate that).
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!!!
01/03/09 Trying a few new things...I'll report back after 90 days


notsosicklygirl
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 16714
   Posted 1/10/2009 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for sharing your silly stories. tongue
Diagnosed with proctitis in March 2007 - Treated with Canasa 2x Daily
Diagnosed with UC December but had symptoms months ago - Treating with Asacol (feel hopeless)


subdued
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 3231
   Posted 1/10/2009 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
My GI is so nice. He always takes a long time with me.
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


UC in Memphis
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 67
   Posted 1/10/2009 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
subdued said...
My GI is so nice. He always takes a long time with me.

Same here.  Didn't realize how lucky I was until I read a bunch of personal stories on here.
 
Same with my PCP actually.
Male, 30
Dx:Moderate-severe UC 12/24/08
Lifelong GI issues including an intesusception at age 4
Current meds: Lialda; Prevacid; Prednisone 12/24-01/05 (40mg) 01/06-present (20mg) 


unclebubba
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 510
   Posted 1/11/2009 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine actually doesn't rush ya.... but there are times when I feel that he is not open to new ideas, or is just humoring me by listening to my ideas of "non traditional" treatments. Other times, ya can tell he listened, thinks and comments. Guess it just depends on his mood or maybe his case load that day.
 
38 yr old male, NE Ohio
 
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
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update: down to 20 Mg pred a day as of 1/7/09


mbx5
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 365
   Posted 1/11/2009 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I have asked my GI questions from info from this board....he isnt so open minded and kind of blows off things I bring up, new gene studies, etc......I can understand in a way because they are not in the business of non-traditional meds....but I keep asking and suggest everyone else does too... I have been through a lot of GI's....mine so far is ok but I still may check out another alternative.
34 yr old male. UC for 14 years. Started left-sided, most recent scope shows pancolitis. 40mg pred (as of 12/16/08), 12 pills Asacol per day, 1mg Atavan per day (anxiety) when needed, Fish oil pills, Culturelle probiotics, Multivitamin. 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"

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