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   Posted 1/22/2009 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone tried Lobelia supplements for UC?
I had a bad day on Monday and I had some nicotine. The next day I noticed a slight improvement in my BM. I quick nicotine a little over a year ago and shortly afterwards I was diagnosed with UC. Well, it has been a year and I haven't had a formed BM. For the past three months I've had consistent blood in my BM and I'm scheduled for my second colonoscopy on Monday. I'm not going back to nicotine, but I may try lobelia. The lobelia plant is used for calming nerves and intestinal spasms.
Any thought out there?

Ulcerative Pan Colitis since March 2008
Balsalazide 3 750MGROX - 3 x per day      
Prednesone 2 occasions (hated it)
VLS#3 1 pack 3 x per day
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   Posted 1/22/2009 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I've never heard of lobelia. Do you have any info on it?
21 yr/old Uni student. Vancouver, BC
Imuran 150 mgs/day
[strike]Prednisone 15 mgs/day[/strike]
Prednisone 12.5mgs/day
Diagnosed UC Sept. 2007
Cal-Mag and Iron supps

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   Posted 1/23/2009 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
There has been some studies on nicotene and UC. In fact I THINK some GI's actually proscribe nicotene patches as a form of treatment. I use smokeless tobacco so I imagine I am getting all the nicotene my body can tolerate. LOL. was attempting to cut back/quit when my first flare hit. Kind of afraid to try again right now as I am just coming out of my first flare.
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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