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bbc
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   Posted 6/15/2009 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   

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   Posted 6/15/2009 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I wasn't surprised. I just was puzzled as to how she was able to get slides of her own intestinal tissue. The article didn't address this.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting; Colitis Dec 06 (also have IBS); Currently in remission

Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.

Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins, Anti-inflammatory foods, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, No HFCS, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners -- Fecal transplantation worked, Prednisone stopped working, Colazal stopped working, Asacol stopped working


bbc
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   Posted 6/15/2009 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
My mixed emotions (positive/negative) were based on the following:

1) An IBD/Crohns dx for yet another young person : (

2) A very bright young person with a potential future in medicine (pathology for sure) : )

3) All the MD's she saw kept saying IBS : I

4) She is determined and self vested to find a future cure or better treatment : )

5) Crohns can be a real b_tch to treat sometimes and there's no option for a cure like UC...God my heart really goes out to the Crohns folks : (

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   Posted 6/16/2009 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
She had a previous colonoscopy and asked her mentor who was a pathologist at her hospital to get her tissue samples for her for her class project.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I take xanax prn for situational anxiety (aka no easy bathroom access). 


bbc
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   Posted 6/16/2009 10:34 PM (GMT -6)   
What a great GI doctor she will be and someone who can truly relate to all we go through : )

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   Posted 6/16/2009 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
The article I read about her via YAHOO stated that she will enroll in nursing school this coming fall. / Old Hat (30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])
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