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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2105
   Posted 7/4/2009 6:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Just nice to see good news sometimes, and also to give it. Besides one morning a couple of weeks ago, where I saw a little blood on the TP, I haven't seen any blood in the bm for 4 or 5 months now.

Happy 4th!!! yeah yeah yeah
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

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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 2865
   Posted 7/4/2009 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   

Happy 4th to you also!!  That is GREAT news!

Not to jinx myself - I have not seen blood for a couple days - been pushing the rectal meds as prescribed and it seems to be working!!


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 Mar 2009
Total Posts : 765
   Posted 7/4/2009 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
im so happy for you!!! Congrats I know how it feels not to see any
Female 32 years old
Diganosed ulcerative colitis November 2007
Present medication- 1X 500mg pentasa in the morrning and 1 X250g Asacol every other evening
Diet- Back on the raw foods.
Other medical problems- Born with asthma- no medication taken for this.
dyslexia- found out that many people with learning difficulties also have food sensitivity

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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 2855
   Posted 7/4/2009 12:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hurray, that's wonderful!
The blood for me disappeared within days of starting Remicade, for the first time in decades. I am still so delighted.
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

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30203
   Posted 7/4/2009 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news Dr A....hope it continues !

Have a great 4th celebration!
*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 !!!

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 118
   Posted 7/4/2009 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
That is wonderful Dr A.......
May things continue to go well for you and hope I will join you someday!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 1580
   Posted 7/4/2009 11:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news!
Dx'd with moderate Pancolits 05/07 better with Pentasa and Cortifoam.
I also take Probiotics, Curcumin, Benefiber and cannot tolerate
artificial sweetners (never could even before UC).
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