Good news: UC is in complete remission according to today's colonoscopy

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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 6/26/2009 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Not a trace of the disease is present following my initial diagnosis one years ago which was classified as moderate pancolitis. The GI doc wants me to continue on my normal dosage of Lialda (two pills a day) but will likely lower the dosage to one pill at the follow-up. BTW, I want to thank everyone for the excellent advice that I have received since joining this forum and hope to continue sharing any insights into this disease that I gather over time.
Mild pancolitis with some diverticular pockets diagnosed in April '08
Currently on 400 mg Asacol X 6 per day

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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7150
   Posted 6/26/2009 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
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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   Posted 6/26/2009 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Excellent news...hope you have a feeling-great summer!
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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   Posted 6/26/2009 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 364
   Posted 6/26/2009 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Awesome!!! I love hearing this kind of news!!!!!

Mom of Son 17 UC dx 07/02, Prednisone 40mg, Lailda 2 am & 2 pm, Azasan 75mg, Cortafoam (when flaring), folic acid, L. Reuteri, Culturelle, Zyrtec, Iron, Vit/Min

Daughter 10 UC dx 08/07 Prednisone 20mg am & 20mg pm, Colazal 750mg x 4, 6MP 25mg, Iron, Vit/Min., Culturelle

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   Posted 6/26/2009 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
That is more than great, that's GRRRRRRRRREAT! I'm happy for you!!!!

Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild")  UC. Started LDN ON 1/25/09, stopped LDN on 5/1/09 didn't seem to help. Supplements: Probiotics, Cipro antibiotics 4/29 for 8 days seems to be helping, no bleeding right now, advanced inflammation control

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 6/26/2009 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
New we all like to hear!!!!!!

Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   
Cannot tolerate mesalamines.  New specialist (June) - Cortifoam and Anusol three times a day for now.  Hope it works!
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.

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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 574
   Posted 6/26/2009 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
good for you long may it last.
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started pentasa supps 1gm 26/6/08
 Asacol 800mg x2 twice daily
  Domperidone 10mg as needed
  co codamol 30/500 x2 when needed
  Asacol foam 2g nightly 19/3/09
  Prednisone 60mg 19/3/09 tappering after2wks

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 6/26/2009 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you feel like you are in remission?
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Golimumab study (100mg every 4 weeks)
L-Glutamine 5000 mg + 600 mg pyridoxal alpha-ketoglutarate
Probiotis/VitD3 5000IU+Ca/1000mg DHA

Eva Lou
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 3442
   Posted 6/26/2009 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hooray!!!!! Enjoy- I hope it lasts for years & years.
diagnosed with UC '02
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade-10mgs/kg- since 4/07
Imuran- 150mgs/day
various probiotics
Fiber supplement

Regular Member

Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 178
   Posted 6/26/2009 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
super news, MAy you never know a flair again as long as you shall live.

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 48
   Posted 6/26/2009 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you very, very, much everyone. If there were a way to eradicate this illness for everyone, everywhere, I would devote my existence pursuing it without thinking twice.
Mild pancolitis with some diverticular pockets diagnosed in April '08
Currently on 400 mg Asacol X 6 per day

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 678
   Posted 6/26/2009 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
That is awesome news! Are you completely symptom free? I would have skipped out of the office after that news!!!
32 yr old female
Mild Pancolitis
UC since 2000 - in remission for most of those 8 years med free.
Cannot tolerate mesalamine. Trying Applied Kinesiology & supplements.

Old Hat
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 5190
   Posted 6/26/2009 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go! Now you can update your signature, too. / Old Hat (30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 650
   Posted 6/26/2009 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
My GI said after my scope a month ago that if he didn't know my history he'd think I never had UC...cuz there were no signs of it and he took 30 biopsies... i was in complete remission on the pred... got off the pred...and two weeks later here I am on 6mp.

I HOPE it lasts WAY longer for you!! Congratulations!!!
Kara, 22F Married.
Latest - Lialda 2 twice a day. Left Sided Colitis 40cm up...flare. Also IBS.
Medications: Lialda 2 twice a day, Align probiotic, Hyomax as needed, 6mp 50mg a day, Rowasa enemas.
I am so sick of this disease!

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