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Deacon Blues
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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 4/20/2009 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I seen the PA today. I hadn't been there in awhile and it was my first time seeing her. I get to see my Doc/GI in June...I told her of how well the past 2 years have gone, which has been mild flares and only a couple. I just got done with a flare that was kinda ugly, but I have had worse. It lasted a month and I was in the toilet 15 times a day. I don't know about passing blood, I am red/green colorblind...:-( She said she wants me to up my Asacol to 12 per day. I am currently on 3pills X3 perday. It seems to me that a gradual increase would be more the norm?... She wants to see if this gets me some relief from the recent flare, and if not then we may go with pred...I am glad she didn't suggest pred today, I would have told her no...I am doing much better than she realizes...anyway, just wanted to update everyone as to my latest GI visit. I have been frequenting here for a few years but not real regularly. I want to try to be more regular here so ...there, take it for what it's worth. Blessings and good health to all!!
Diagnosed with UC in Dec of 1999
PANCOLITIS-mild to moderate (remission for 2 years +!!??...i don't know...I am just SO happy when I have a good day!!)
3X400mg Asacol 3x per day
Mild flares a couple times a year
46 yrs old

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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 4/20/2009 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   

I was taking 8 Asacol a day and that wasn't helping so he uped my dose to 12 (6 pills 2 x day) at my last visit last week. I thought that was a pretty big jump up but he said it was normal to do that. 12 I guess is the max dose of Asacol a person can take in a day. Glad you have been pretty good

Diagnosed w/crohns in October 07
Taken off meds January 08 because of pregnacy
Back to gastro Dr. January 09 (new dr.)
Diagnosed w/ UC instead; told should have never gotten off meds
taking Asacol and Canasa
Flaring still as of 04/09

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