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   Posted 1/30/2009 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
So I had to have a CT Scan this morning for my liver (enzyme level seemed abnormal)...those of you who have ever had this done you would know that you have to drink 3 cups of this nasty drink called "contrast" which lights your inside up or something...needless to say, ever since i got back from the hospital, I have had over 8 BM's, I havent had 8 BM's all week!!
This sucks!!
Age: 25 / Male / Florida
Diagnosed: 11/08 / Pancolitis
Currently on Asacol 2 x 3 day (waiting for results)
Prednisone / ended 1/09 (started at 30mgs and tapered down)
Daily Green Tea and 1 Multi Vitamin a day

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   Posted 1/30/2009 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had to drink that nasty crap before too! It sucks. Sorry to hear you're not doing well today.
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa; Canasa; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; sublingual allergy drops

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   Posted 1/30/2009 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Just returned from a catscan about an hour ago...I drank that stuff and without flavoring because I cannot tolerate artificial sweetners and the flavored stuff is loaded with it which if intolerant can cause major gastric disturbances.

Hope you get good news next week : )
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
8 Pentasa per day (4/2)
Corti Foam p.m. 5X per week and canasa every other day
Natural anti fungal, anti inflammation supplements and Probiotics.
Bowel Soother and IntestiNew, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Eliminated Fructose and Corn Syrup
Reduced sugar in my diet by at least 70%
Reduced wheat products by 70% 
Could never tolerate artificial sweetners
I excersice daily (unless like now : (  I've lost too much weight)
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!
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   Posted 1/31/2009 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
     Am I odd or what?  I thought it tasted pretty good..lol.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.

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   Posted 1/31/2009 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Same here. Mine was a pink liquid that the nurse compared to Crystal Light. Tasted pleasant to me; it was just difficult to drink so much liquid at one time. I was sloshing around. And no adverse effects afterward.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, l-glutamine, vitamin D and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free diet. Long-term remission with only minor blips.

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