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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 49
   Posted 7/7/2009 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Just returned from the grocery store and had a funny thought tonight as I was putting away yet another 12 pack of TP.
What if all all of us united and bought the same TP? We could rule the TP market!!
Also reminded me of years ago when Johnny Carson said there was a TP shortage, I remember my grandmother
hoarding TP.
54 male New Hampshire
Diagnosed 2/08 mild UC/Proctitis
c diff 11/08
40mg predisone--tapering
viconsin 4x day
canassa 2x day
lialda 2x day my daily med

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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 25
   Posted 7/7/2009 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Ah....TP. I seriously doubt life would be good at all without it. Once when I traveled pretty far via car and no TP (not a good idea) I had a serious bowel movement. It hit me and I had about 10 seconds to pull over and hit the bushes. Turns out I needed TP....I ended up using my sock and driving home with a sweaty shoe. One can never have enough TP!!!!
Diagnosed in November of 2006 with UC (ileitis) though I had symptoms ,which were misdiagnosed as IBS and hemorrhoids, nearly 6 months before I finally went to a GI. Also have a bad arthritic right leg that hurts in my hip least I think it is arthritis though it could be directly tied to IBD.
 Colonoscopy in November of 2006 and took part in a Prednisone and Asacol taper program.
 No serious flare ups just moderate ones for nearly 3 years. It was nice....
 May 2009 experienced first serious flare up and now on prednisone 30mg daily and waiting for my next colonoscopy....yay.

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Date Joined Mar 2003
Total Posts : 10407
   Posted 7/7/2009 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been in remission for more than three years, and I still freaked out last week because I forgot to put TP on the grocery list and we "only" had 7 rolls in the house. My poor husband thought I'd lost my mind; I had to remind him that we get loopy about our TP.
Ulcerative colitis forum co-moderator
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. 
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 619
   Posted 7/7/2009 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank goodness for Costco!!
47 yr old female, dx'd UC April 27, 2006; mild arthritis in lower back, dx'd May 2008; Osteopenia dx'd 6/08 Finally achieved remission mid October 2008!!

16 Remicade infusions, current scheduled every 6 weeks: 1st: 7/21/07; most recent: 6/06/09; Current meds & supplements: Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Xanax as needed (rarely); Rowesa and/or Canasa; multivitamin w/folate; Culturelle; Fish oil capsules, calcium chews and/or Tums; Vitamin D;

Past meds: Prednisone 4/06-4/08; Entocourt EC; Asacol; Colazal; Venofer (iron) injections Dec '07; Imuran (extremely bad reaction 2/07); Protonix; Lexipro

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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 1439
   Posted 7/7/2009 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I've actually been obsessive about my TP since before I was diagnosed. I always get the giant 20 packs at the grocery store, and if there are less than 4-5 rolls left, it's off to buy some more!

I usually get the cheap kind cause it functions better.
21, female, diagnosed 3/6/2009
Mild ulcerative colitis from rectum to mid transverse colon
Currently in remission
Currently taking Asacol (3x/day) and Calcium/D supplements

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Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 4219
   Posted 7/7/2009 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   
My husband and I were in a hotel over the fourth and between the two of us use more than a roll a day. We had half a roll left and house keeping didn't put a new one in. I had to ask the front desk to send some up lol.
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). 

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 903
   Posted 7/7/2009 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   
My hubby and I get all sorts of stuff by the bulk, and on the bulk list is....... TP. Costco is so wonderful. When we get down to the last 9 I make sure we go to Costco. Then we are good for a few months.
27 year old, Married, Female.
Diagnosed with UC since March 2007

Taking Humira since of May 2007 (Currently in remission since May 2007)
Put on Imuran from May 2007 to Jan, 15 2009
Put on Canasa June 25, 2009, off Canasa on June 30th 2009.

Can't take Asacol, Allergic to Remicade, odd reactions to Canasa went backwards a bit.

Regular Member

Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 49
   Posted 7/8/2009 7:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I actually carry a roll in my golf never know
54 male New Hampshire
Diagnosed 2/08 mild UC/Proctitis
c diff 11/08
40mg predisone--tapering
viconsin 4x day
canassa 2x day
lialda 2x day my daily med

Jen O
Regular Member

Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 136
   Posted 7/8/2009 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone ever tried those moist wipes? I have tubs in every bathroom now and lots of refill packets. Cottonelle Fresh Wipes are the best! cool
Age 34, Diagnosed with UC September 2008
Current Meds:
Prednisone currently on 20 mgs, tapering down 5 mgs every Wednesday
Will start Azathioprine 100 mgs 6/22/2009
Just started taking Apriso 4 tabs daily 6/11/2009 (SIGN UP FOR THE LOYALTY PROGRAM FROM SALIX!)
Biotin 5 mg
Vitamin D 2,000 IU per day
Calcium 1500 mg per day
Flaxseed Oil 2000 mg per day
Also tried: Remicade, Asacol, Rowasa, Cantasa

Serenity Now
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2153
   Posted 7/8/2009 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
We get our toilet paper from Costco too (a few others have mentioned that). During my flare, my poor husband was wondering why so many more Costco trips were suddenly required! I must have doubled our household TP usage... at least.
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. 

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 985
   Posted 7/8/2009 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Jen O said...
Has anyone ever tried those moist wipes? I have tubs in every bathroom now and lots of refill packets. Cottonelle Fresh Wipes are the best! cool

yep, i like them
26 year old female
Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08 by flex. sig. as I was pregnant at the time and did not want to be put under for a colonoscopy
Breastfeeding my baby boy (born 4/8/09)
15 mg Prednisone AM, 10 mg PM (tapering from 60mg a day)
Started Remicade 6/11/09 (2 infusions so far)
Was on Asacol (2400mg or 3600mg a day) for 6 months with no success

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2105
   Posted 7/8/2009 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Took awhile before my wife could understand I could not just use any TP. I need the soft stuff, not the tree bark feeling stuff.
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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