Pentasa-International Trip?? URGENT-LEAVING SOON, PLEASE HELP :)

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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 6/18/2009 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,

My 12 year old son with Ulcerative Colitis has been learning Japanese for 2 years and I promised him he could go to Japan when he was fluent. He is currently taking 1 gram of Pentasa 4 times a day, and we are worried as to how to deal with the 16 hours ahead of the Pacific Time that Japan is...Anyone have any thoughts as to what to do to make sure he doesn't skip much of his meds? Let me know :)
MED History:
Started Prednisone 60mg, Pentasa 1000mg 4x daily, 3x Iron Pills
Started Omega RX Fish Oil 1 TSP 2x daily, started tapering Prednisone to 40mg
Tapered Prednisone to 30mg
Tapered Prednisone to 20 mg
Tapered Prednisone to 15 mg
Tapered Prednisone to 10 mg
Stopped Prednisone
Started Culturelle 1x Pill 2x daily
Want Into flare up. Started 6-MP
Found out 6-MP made me vomit, stopped it
Started 10 mg of Prednisone

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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/18/2009 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I think I'd just figure out how many hours it is between each of his doses and stick to that kind of schedule rather than by going by the time on the clock.
19yr old female
Diagnosed with UC (pancolitis) in 2005 at age 15
Arthritis in both knees (thanks UC)
Also: asthma, acid reflux, and Reynaud's Syndrome

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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 6/18/2009 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, since four times a day means he should be taking it roughly every 8 hours, just stick to that.
Status: Remission since late May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, and Zoloft (25 mg).

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