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Scorpion24
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   Posted 4/9/2009 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I just heard about it on the show "the doctors" it's on right now!

These I-Pills can TARGET your colon, it is good for crohns and UC since they have a release technology that can focus on where your issues are based! this is great for people that have Proctitis, left sided UC, and pancolitis since the rest of the body wont get as much from the pill... again it is just a pill technology - seriously look into it!

I just saw it on the famous TV show so I'm yet to look into it but this is something that I had to share with y'all!
oh so exciting!
:-)
Born with Ricketts (Feb, 1990) --beat it--
Diagnosed with Proctosigmoiditis (March, 09) --beating the 'crap' out of it--

Current status: flare-up


Scorpion24
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   Posted 4/9/2009 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
http://www.research.philips.com/newscenter/backgrounders/081111-ipill.html

Here is a link if you are interested
Born with Ricketts (Feb, 1990) --beat it--
Diagnosed with Proctosigmoiditis (March, 09) --beating the 'crap' out of it--

Current status: flare-up


fruitgirl
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   Posted 4/9/2009 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
That sounds incredibly complicated and expensive! A lot of the meds used to treat IBD, especially the 5ASAs, are already designed to target different areas of the GI tract, because of the special coatings they have.
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, 40mg 30mg 20mg 15mg 10mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


Scorpion24
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   Posted 4/9/2009 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Your health doesn't have a price tag on it! This pill works by delivering the required drugs directly to the site of disease, dose levels may be lowered and many of these side effects could be reduced.

I call that an advancement!
Regardless of how many coatings the 5ASA's include, you should realize how powerful your body is! hence what we call side effects... and that isn't the only medical approach to UC - steroids are much more intense...
Born with Ricketts (Feb, 1990) --beat it--
Diagnosed with Proctosigmoiditis (March, 09) --beating the 'crap' out of it--

Current status: flare-up


fruitgirl
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   Posted 4/9/2009 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not saying it's not an advancement. And I don't get what you're saying with the "...you should realize how powerful your body is! hence what we call side effects..."

And delivering steroids directly to the site won't change the fact that you still shouldn't stay on them long-term. Besides, steroids don't keep UC in remission...they only work to get people into remission.
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, 40mg 30mg 20mg 15mg 10mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


Scorpion24
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   Posted 4/9/2009 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Your body is powerful in the sense that it has acidic strength that can break down the coating of medicines very easily, this means that you can stay in remission with much less medication if they function with more precision... this can also reduce the chances of various side effects. Please take a minute and review the link I have previously posted.
Born with Ricketts (Feb, 1990) --beat it--
Diagnosed with Proctosigmoiditis (March, 09) --beating the 'crap' out of it--

Current status: flare-up


subdued
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   Posted 4/9/2009 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I think it could benefit those who have to take medicines.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Colitis Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Don't expect your doctor to cure your health problems. Your health is your responsibility.

Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Avoid HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
When flaring: eat anti-inflammatory foods, avoid pro-inflammatory foods
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)


seconder
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   Posted 4/9/2009 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Your health doesn't have a price tag on it!
And yet my medical insurance has a maximum benefit. . . .

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 4/9/2009 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   

I thought someone said Apriso uses this type of technology
http://www.salix.com/products/apriso/index.aspx

a few people here have tried it and had mixed reviews. If you search for it you may find some info.


Diagnosed with proctitis in March 2007 - Treated with Canasa 2x Daily
Diagnosed with UC December 08 but had symptoms months ago - Treating with Asacol 400mg (9 a day)


poorcollegestudent
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   Posted 4/9/2009 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   
If for no other reason the iPill makes me jump for joy because it shows that there is an effort out there to try and improve the lives of us with UC and anyone else with those other unpleasant illnesses.

Here's another link I found with a bit of info: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/11/12/philips_releases_ipill/

The iPill technology seems very different from most of the time released stuff that is out there right now. I hope it can be utilized and conventionalized so that it could become a realistic option for people without a bazillion dollars.
Andy
20 years old
Diagnosed with UC 2/27/09
Azulfidine 500mg twice a day and a variety of other supplements and probiotics


Dr-A
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   Posted 4/10/2009 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I have often wondered why they don't combo up some of the different 5 asa drugs. I know that colazal/asacol/lialda/apriso are getting delivered at different spots in the colon. Why not take different combos? I have yet to see a post where a GI recommended a lower dose of several different meds to target a broader area. Thoughts?
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Lialda 1 day
Immuran
Golimumab study (100mg every 4 weeks)
Vitamin E Enemas as needed
Probiotis/GreenTea/VitD3+Ca/SuperDHA


Red_34
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   Posted 4/10/2009 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Ya know Dr-A, that is a very good point! Now you got me wondering too! Of course that wouldn't do me any good because I am intolerant of mesalamines but I imagine something like that could come in handy for others especially where the Asacol won't reach to their left side due to ph levels.
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