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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 30
   Posted 7/21/2009 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
The Asacol isn't working for me and hasn't for a while...
Just wondering whose taking Apriso, how you're doing on it, and etc.
Diagnosed 2002(?) Indeterminate colitis (recently called Chrons)
Currently on: alternating doses of 6mp, 8 Asacol, weekly biweekly Humira, & 1000mg Canasa nightly
Also: generic Immodium and Levbid
Refusing to take pred and humira...(doing a diet/food diary change)
going to try liquid diet...

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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7150
   Posted 7/21/2009 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm on it and am doing fine. However, Asacol was working fine for me, as far as controlling my symptoms. I did noticed capsules with medicine still in them in my stool fairly regularly, though. I also was having trouble remembering my noon dose of Asacol. So, because of those two things, I chose to switch to Apriso, as it starts dissolving at a lower pH and is a once-daily medication. I've been on it for almost a month now and am holding steady in remission.
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 Apriso (4 pills ONCE!! daily), Rowasa twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, and Zoloft (25 mg).

Jen O
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 136
   Posted 7/21/2009 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been on Apriso for about 6 weeks. I, like fruitgirl, like it because you only take it once a day. I have made a lot of med changes in the last couple of months, so it's hard to say if it has helped. Sorry I can't be more helpful.

Age 34, Diagnosed with UC September 2008
Current Meds:
Prednisone currently on 5 mgs, will quit on Wednesday 7/15/2009!
Started Azathioprine 100 mgs 6/22/2009 and Apriso 4 tabs daily 6/11/2009
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

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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 1373
   Posted 7/22/2009 7:34 AM (GMT -6)   

I've been on Apriso now for just over a week... I'm also on a very high dose of PRed, but that didn't seem to be helping much before the Apriso.. I'm seeing WAY Less blood the last couple of days so I'm hoping that the Arpiso is kicking in and helping knock out this flare.. I'll keep and eye on this thread and hopefully as I start tapering off the Pred, the Apriso will keep me going and I can keep you all posted!
Diagnosed with U/C  (Proctitis) January 31st, 2005, IBS on July 21st, 2006 
  Status as of June 30th, 2009 :  Flaring for the last 7 or 8 months with blood, mucus PAIN.....
Meds are: Prednisone 60mg daily, 
Apriso 4 pills 1x a day.. .YEA! 
I take Xanax when needed and Ambien for sleep... Which is every day and night with all this darm PRED..
Nexium in the am for heartburn due to Prednisone..   Culturelle 2 times a day...

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