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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 1/21/2009 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
i am just say that im new to message boards and chats.  i know now that i cant beat this alone.  so i have UC since 2003.  recently had a flare and found that it has spread to my left side.  im on pentasa and canasa, but my dr wants me to be on enemas.  i dont think i can handle them!  but i am going to try to have a baby later this year and was looking for any kinds of suggestions with everything! 
thank you

27 years old
diagnosed with UC in 2003, RA in 2007
~pentasa 4 grams/day(8 pills)
~celebrex 200mg when needed

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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 339
   Posted 1/21/2009 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   
welcome pinkdrawfstar :-)
m too sailing in same boat, since we have decided to try for a baby this year- doctors have started discovering chronic diseases in my body one after another :-( First - thyroid, then UC !
But as far as i know, you will have no problems in having a baby due to UC, it's better to get it in remission and then try for baby.
since Nov'2008:Mucus & Blood in stools, Gas, Constipation sometimes - No D !
Visited GI first time in Jan'09 first week, followed by Sigmoidoscopy/biopsy next week, results show mild inflammation in lower part of colon-advised Canasa suppository.

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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 1/21/2009 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Enemas aren't as bad as you might think. I was quite wary of them & had a bit of a bad experience at the start (every time I took them I'd throw up). But I've worked out the dosage & they do help.
I'd suggest giving them a try & if they don't work for you you can always stop taking them :)
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis December 2008
Treating with:
-Prednisone (30mg & tapering)
-Pentasa x8 a day
-Pentasa enema once daily
Also taking Iron supplements

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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 6447
   Posted 1/22/2009 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum Pinkdwarfstar! I know the enemas seem daunting, but they really do help....we have a saying here from one of our forum members...treat from both ends! And for most folks it does help. We are glad that you joined us; you'll find a bunch of great and informative people on this forum plus some great support! Again, welcome! 


Remicade - will have my 25th infusion on November 26 
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 3231
   Posted 1/22/2009 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I did fecal transplantation with my granddaughter's poo when she was a baby. It immediately put me in remission during my second flare when I was having trouble getting off of Prednisone.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission

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

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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 510
   Posted 1/22/2009 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
38 yr old male, NE Ohio, diagnosed Aug 2008, but been with symptom since Nov 2007
30 mg pred, 9 balsalazide, rowesa nightly, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera tabs
Following gluten free diet as well as spinach/sunflower regime
**down to 25 mg of pred 12/25/08 **down to 20mg of pred 1/7/09**down to 17.5 mg 1/22/09
MED CHANGE: 1/13/09-- 4 Lialda, 2 Pamine Forte, 1 Florajen3 probiotic, 2 Aloe Vera tabs, Rowesa every other night, 20 mg of Pred, Lomotil as needed, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol

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