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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 436
   Posted 2/17/2009 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't understand why so many people choose to view posts and not reply. I'm sure there are several reasons but I think everybody has a wealth of information to share and should be more free minded and type responses. There are no right or wrong questions or answers, at this point we are all just trying to get a greater understanding about our bodies. If your thinking these things are too personal you should know we are all having issues with it and we're the only type of people who would actually read this type of stuff.  But anyway no one even knows who you really are.
I'm just trying to say healingwell is an amazing resource and can be even probably be even better if more UCers contribute their personal ideas and experiences.

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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 2/17/2009 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I believe the reason we have so many viewed posts is because not only our members can read these threads but Guests (who haven't registered on HW yet) can too. Or it can also be from our newly diagnosed just viewing these threads for more information for themselves. Either way, I totally agree that they shouldn't be afraid to share their stories. :)
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7150
   Posted 2/17/2009 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't post replies very often because I was just diagnosed a few weeks ago and can't answer many of the questions people are asking.  I do read most posts, though, because I'm trying to learn about UC and read some posts multiple times as new replies are added, which adds another "view" each time. 

Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).

Regular Member

Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 460
   Posted 2/17/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Someone who has already responded may check that same thread several times to see other people's responses. I do that all the time, if it's a thread that I'm interested in and have already responded. I will keep checking it until there are no new responses. It might look like tons of people have looked but not responded but it could be many of the same people looking at it repeatedly to see all of the new responses.

Also, I read posts and don't always have anything to say because I'm not on the same medication or don't have the same symptoms. It's great to see all the posts but they don't always pertain to my situation so why post if I don't have anything to offer for that particular thread? Like a man might look at a post for females and their periods but he obviously wouldn't have anything to comment about
Female, Age 38
Diagnosed w/c.diff 7/02 when pregnant w/1st and only child during 2nd trimester(wasn't on antibiotics)
C.diff flare within weeks of delivering baby 1/03, Diagnosed with UC 2/03
Current Meds:
75mg 6-MP
Ferrex Forte
Acidophillus, Sacchromyces Boulardii, Oil of Oregano

Mamas Boys
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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 1460
   Posted 2/17/2009 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm with glamour.  Many times I read a post that does not necessarily pertain to me - but just to glean more info.  Obviously if I have nothing to add - I don't respond. 

Mamas Boys (aka KTM)
Colazal, Azathioprine, Remicade
Culturelle, MultiVitamin, Folic Acid, Viactiv
Status: Remission!!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 510
   Posted 2/17/2009 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I often check back on a post to see what other peoples opinions or thoughts are. Sometimes I will reply again.. but most is just to see what else has been said.
I also read almost all posts. (normally skip the breast feeding ones or pregnancy one as I'm a guy and have no insight into this area) And if after reading a post I have no opinion or help to offer... then I don't reply.
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
**down to 15 mg of pred 2/3/08**down to 12.5 mg of pred 2/13/09
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

Elite Member

Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20577
   Posted 2/17/2009 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I generally only reply to posts that pertain to me, or the ones that I can bug Quincy on LOL!!!!

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

Elite Member

Date Joined Mar 2003
Total Posts : 10407
   Posted 2/17/2009 11:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I often don't reply if I see that someone else has given the information I would have given. Other times the topic is either one I don't know much about or am not interested in. I see it as like a verbal conversation: some people talk a lot, others listen most of the time.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"
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