Hi Linda, sorry for the late reply. Since I've been healthy, I haven't been frequenting these boards often. Though I frequently recommend this place to others I come in contact with that have either UC or Crohn's. /aside
I live in Commerce Twp., right next to Milford! Small world :)
I don't know what you mean by AI. First thing that comes to my mind is Allen Iverson, of the Detroit Pistons. But I haven't followed basketball so closely this year, and I heard he's injured for the season and leaving after it's over.
I did not try any of those medications. I put Hailey's letter in my signature to support her cause. I don't remember the specifics any longer as that was over a year ago, but from what I recall, she had a tragic case with her young child having UC, and there seemed to be a bit of a brouhaha on these forums, and in the end, I thought she was being mistreated. So I put her in my sig. to show my support.
My treatments (by comparison) have been, chronologically:
Prednisone + Colazal
Colazal + AMP
Colazal + Canasa (insurance and finances covered the drugs, not the AMP)
AMP since before oct 2007. = Remission since then.
As a last thought, I haven't combed through these forums enough. I don't find them terribly user friendly, as far as archiving and organizing. IE - I had to browse back to page 3 already to find this post, just to see if there were any replies (good thing I did :). But from the times I've been on here, I'm surprised that I haven't seen anyone else have any sort of success story off of AMP. I wonder what other people's remissions are like, if they're common, and how healthy they are when they hit 'em. If they're not symptom-free, I feel like they're missing out. I can't speak highly enough about
it, but in doing so, I feel like I get marginalized by sounding like a spokesman or something. I wonder if maybe my UC is of a certain type that make me lucky enough to be treated by AMP, or if enough people just don't try it or know about
it. I don't know how to remedy that. I'm certainly happy with my progress. I feel that others could benefit too, but I'm sort of stuck not talking about
it. All I can do is hope they try it, and forget about
it. But it feels like a burden to know how I've been fixed, and to keep it to myself.
But I hope you're all doing well. And thanks for letting me know about
Theron Fleury, pb4. And maybe Josh Hartnett will have the unfortunate task of being an IBD spokesman. That would also suck, but we could use the support and help.
dx'd: Dec. '04, though the onset was probably around '02/'03
Treatments included: Prednisone, Colazol, AMP (Molocure -> Digestinol/Floracel), Diet, exercise. Currently in remission. Only taking maintenance dosage of Floracel.
Condition: At worst, when I was diagnosed, I had gone 8 times a day, two or three days straight. Since then, I've got it down to about
once or twice a day. For a brief time, I had hit "pre" remission, and ruined it with a bad diet. I'm currently at ~1 BM/day at ~95% normalcy. Canasa is my drug of choice. AMP is my health suppliment of choice. AMP> all others. www.myspace.com/canaanabolaananHailey's Letter