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Peety
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   Posted 5/22/2009 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
May 19 was the first day in 24 years that I did not have a single BM.
Wow.
Thanks to Remicade.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol maintenance for 20+ years; used prednisone & Rowasa for flares.  Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), salmon oil (omega-3) when I can remember. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated wheat/gluten from my diet.
Bad flare in March, used prednisone. Humira denied, started Remicade 4/12 and doing great~ learning what normal is~ wow


subdued
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 3231
   Posted 5/22/2009 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats!

May 19 was my younger daughter's birthday. She turned 20.
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)


Serenity Now
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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 5/22/2009 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
What a milestone!   turn   Sorry for chuckling, but I was just reading the "You know you have UC" thread... celebrating this kind of accomplishment would fit right in! 
ack, 42, Vancouver BC
 
DX: UC (Pancolitis) as of Jan2009.  Symptoms first began June 2008.
Current Meds: Ferrous Sulfate, plus various supplements
Previous Meds: Jan-Mar 2009: Asacol 800 mg (1 pill x 4 daily), stopped Mar14/09. 


fruitgirl
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7150
   Posted 5/22/2009 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
::handing Peety a gluten-free cupcake in celebration::
Yay!! :)
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, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


Rio in Maryland
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 891
   Posted 5/22/2009 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! It's great that remicade is working well for you.
Rio, 33 year old male. Diagnosed with UC in 2006
100 mg Azathioprine (stopped), 4800 mg Asacol
VSL#3 x 3 times a day, Metamucil wafers
Vitamin E enema or Asacol enema occasionally
Spinach & sunflower seed diet / Juicing spinach and carrots


Lonie
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Total Posts : 6448
   Posted 5/23/2009 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Awesome Peety! :-)
Carol

Remicade - will have my 29th infusion on July 8
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics, Vitamin D-3 (2000 IU)
 
Co-Moderator for the UC Forum
 
 


basa0806
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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 2103
   Posted 5/24/2009 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sam(antha)
20 year old college student diagnosed in March 2005
Remission since January/April 2006->THREE YEARS!!!!!
Trying Colazal 3 750mg x2- so far so good
25mg Elavil
75mg Effexor XR for GAD

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."
Maya Angelou


AMK77
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 678
   Posted 5/24/2009 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great!!!
32 yr old female
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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