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Dr-A
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   Posted 8/24/2009 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
For once my rectum and up a little looked pretty normal. Started seeing ulcerations at beginning of sigmoid portion. Was strange because I would have one side of the colon ulcerated and the other side look normal. GI said it was weird too. Not much change from last one overall. Had 3 this year so far. I think I can do one on myself now, lol.
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


sirenshooter
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   Posted 8/24/2009 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, good?

Also, can I ask how often we are supposed to get colonoscopies? I had one back when I was first diagnosed in 2005 but nothing since.
19yr old female diagnosed with UC (pancolitis) in 2005 at age 15
125mg Azathioprine 1xday / 1 Mesalamine enema every night /
2000mg Fish Oil 1xday / 500mg Turmeric 3xday /
450mg Boswellia 1xday / 400IU Vitamin E 1xday
Arthritis in both knees
Also: asthma, acid reflux, and Reynaud's Syndrome


Christine1946
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   Posted 8/24/2009 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
     After being diagnosed in 1998, my GI suggested colonoscopies every two years, which I had done.  Now that it is almost eleven years, he wants them done every year.  My last one was in May of 08.  Since  I was hospitalized at the time of the last scope and didn't achieve remission until of Nov  of 08, my GI doctor didn't want to upset the apple cart by doing a colonoscopy.  Well, I started another flare the end of May and am still in a bit of a flare.  He did a sigmoidoscope but showed ulcerations in rectum....not surprised.  I am sure when I come out of this flare fully he will want to perform another colonoscopy.  Reason being after suffering with UC for over ten years your chances of developing colon cancer increase.
 
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008 for ten days.
Remission Nov 08 thru May of 09.
Slowly coming out of flare.  Meds: Colazal (6 per day), prednisone 10 mgm and tapering weekly, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning, Benicar 20 mg for BP, flaxseed oil 3 x a day, fishoil 2 x a day, probiotic 3 x a day, calcium with D 1x a day and multivitamin.
Doctor had me on 100 mgm of 6MP which drastically lowered my white count.  Now off the 6MP pending results of repeat white count. UGH


sirenshooter
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 8/24/2009 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, I was just told to get them every 10 years, then once I turned 50 to get them every year. But I was wondering because I feel like people here get them more often.
19yr old female diagnosed with UC (pancolitis) in 2005 at age 15
125mg Azathioprine 1xday / 1 Mesalamine enema every night /
2000mg Fish Oil 1xday / 500mg Turmeric 3xday /
450mg Boswellia 2xday / 400IU Vitamin E 1xday
Arthritis in both knees
Also: asthma, acid reflux, and Reynaud's Syndrome

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