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   Posted 2/18/2009 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I was wondering if anyone on the forum has had any success with Fish Oil supplements!?!  I am in remission and I do not want anything to set me back. 
Asacol 4 pills/twice a day

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   Posted 2/18/2009 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Considering you're in remission...I would suggest you to at least use a rectal med once a week.

Regarding fish oil..the jury is out with me. I have tried them, put them on hold and will consider using them again.

I would suggest you purchase only Omgeg 3, using wild fish oil and start with a lower dosage eventually building up to a higher one if you're wanting.

I recently was told by the nutrition centre's representative that you NEED lipase (either in the capsule iteslf or taken in conjunction with) in order for the body to actually be able to break down and absorb the Omega 3.

I purchased Renew Life's FishSmart caps.

Interesting fact and necessary for those who take fishoil...

*Heather* Status..Asacol  (3 x2 daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite..back to nightly (Jan 22)..tapered too fast
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3 
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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   Posted 2/18/2009 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I take wild salmon oil (enteric coated) as part of my vitamin regimen. I figure, it couldn't hurt!
38 year old woman
Diagnosed October 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Current meds: 20 mg Prednisone, 75 mg Imuran (about to boost to 100). About to start another round of antibiotics as well.
Failed meds: Asacol, Pentasa

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   Posted 2/21/2009 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
i take fish oil - alot of it. in truth i take a bunch of herbal supplements and so i cannot say for sure which work and which do not. but what i can say is that all together they do help me. last year ( the year i started looking into natural options) i was able to put myself into remission from a bad flare with natural meds but they take alot longer to work.

anyhow, some things i use i are - teas made with slippery elm, marchmallow root, camomile and pepermint,- tumeric - boswelia - fish oil - wobeenzyme ( a systemic enzyme) - digestive enzymes - l-glutamine - cranesbill for bleeding - roberts formula - quecertain.


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   Posted 2/22/2009 11:01 PM (GMT -6)   
joma, do you take fish oil in capsules, or in liquid form? which do you think is better?



diagnosed 1998

now off prednisone and colazal

drink 1 Haldi daily to remain in remission

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   Posted 2/23/2009 12:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I take fish oil. I don't take a lot and I'm not sure if it works, but it's healthy anyway. I have a friend who overcame rheumatoid arthritis with fish oil, probiotics, no wheat diet and time. Oh and she started out on meds.
diagnosed January 2009
mild pancolitis
Sulfasalazine 500mg 3X

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   Posted 2/23/2009 2:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I take a fish oil every day and it has no affect on my UC but know it is healthy

Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Started flare mid-May/feeling better but still flaring
Canasa 2x a day
Multi Enzyme
Mega Probiotic
Fiber Wafer
Nictotine Patch
Fish Oil Pill
Multi Vitamin

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   Posted 2/23/2009 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Fish and flax oils contain omega-3 fats which are anti-inflammatory. They're great for suppressing the inflammation of IBD, for helping with joint pain and inflammation, keeping skin young and supple, etc.

I'd start with a low dose and ramp up. You may actually need to go pretty high with your dose if you're experiencing active inflammation. The book The New Eating Right for a Bad Gut has dosage guidelines and plenty of information on how omega-3 supplementation works to fight IBD. Also, make sure you get a high quality brand that's mercury free.
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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