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fruitgirl
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   Posted 4/21/2009 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Just wondering how your first Remicade infusion went and if you're noticing any positive changes.  I hope that you are!
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 10mg of Prednisone every other day, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


Peety
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 4/21/2009 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
It was boring...but I think...I think I am lots better!

It's kind of surreal. I had to ask my husband some questions about what normal is like (because, after all, everybody poops sometime).

Now if I can get rid of this moonface, I'll be able to really revel in it.
Thanks for asking!
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion). 
Bad flare in March, seasonal? Back on prednisone 40mg, down to 10mg so far so good... Humira denied, started Remicade 4/12 and doing great~ 


notsosicklygirl
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Total Posts : 16728
   Posted 4/21/2009 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
That is great news! I hope you continue to see improvement.
Diagnosed with proctitis in March 2007 - Treated with Canasa 2x Daily
December 08 - Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9 a day)


fruitgirl
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   Posted 4/21/2009 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm really happy for you! :)
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 10mg of Prednisone every other day, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


Rio in Maryland
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 891
   Posted 4/21/2009 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Good to hear that too Peety. Hope you're fine soon.
Rio, 33 year old male. Diagnosed with UC in 2006
100 mg Azathioprine, 4800 mg Asacol
VSL#3 x 3 times a day, Metamucil wafers
Vitamin E enema or Mesacol/Asacol enema at least once a week
Spinach & sunflower seed diet


AMK77
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 678
   Posted 4/21/2009 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful!
31 yr old female currently breastfeeding (weaning so I can start 6mp)
Mild Pancolitis
I've had UC since 2000 but was in remission for most of those 8 years med free
Cannot tolerate mesalamine - starting 6mp soon

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