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damo123
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   Posted 8/20/2007 3:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone take Acidophilus as a dietary supplement? Is it ok to take if you have UC?
800 mg Asacolon twice a day
Fish Oil
Iron tablets (only for short term to build up iron stores)


Coalfire
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   Posted 8/20/2007 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I've started taking Holland & Barretts Acidophilus, can't say it's making a huge difference, but I don't think there's any contra indications
Current meds

Prednisolone 30mg daily
Omeprazole 20mg daily
Fish Oil 1000mg
Asacol MR 400mg x2 3times/day
Predsol Enema 20mg/100mls Nightly

Diagnosed '96 ?colitis?crohns (biopsies inconclusive)
Remission for 11yrs, no meds
Current flare since April 07, awaiting GI opinion


damo123
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   Posted 8/20/2007 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I take a lot of the Holland & Barrett supplements as well. They provide a good range. Do you use any other products of theirs?
800 mg Asacolon twice a day
Fish Oil
Iron tablets (only for short term to build up iron stores)


tjf
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   Posted 8/20/2007 6:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I take acidophilus pearls. Do a search at the top of the page by probiotics. We have talked about these a ton. You may find some useful info.
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100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-9 a day (attempting to cut this down to 6 by slowly tapering), acidopholis pearls, just added Prilosec OTC

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Coalfire
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   Posted 8/20/2007 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm also taking their Fish oil, Caprylic acid and had a bottle of their Aloe Vera Juice. I'm now taking AloeElite capsules. I'm really keen on finding alternatives to prescription drugs if I can. I will never ever take Prednisolone again if I can help it.
Current meds

Prednisolone 30mg daily (stopped, didn't work, side effects worse than bowel symptoms)
Omeprazole 20mg daily (don't need now off Pred)
Fish Oil 1000mg
Asacol MR 400mg x2 3times/day
Acidophilus
Aloe Vera
Multi Vit

Diagnosed '96 ?colitis?crohns (biopsies inconclusive)
Remission for 11yrs, no meds
Current flare since April 07, awaiting scope


damo123
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   Posted 8/20/2007 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Coalfire,

I couldn't agree with you more. I'm getting off Pred and using all the Holland & Barrett supplements too. I'm using most of what you listed. Have you tried their Digestive Enzymes.

D
800 mg Asacolon twice a day
Fish Oil
Iron tablets (only for short term to build up iron stores)


Coalfire
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 52
   Posted 8/20/2007 9:04 AM (GMT -7)   
No I haven't, but maybe I should! The only problem for me is trying to juggle all this - the aloe vera has to be taken on an empty stomach and the acidophilus can't be taken with hot liqiuds, the fish oil gives me the boak, so it has to be with food...you get the picture. I need a chart drawn up! Plus I think my favourite tipple of wine isn't doing me any favours in the ulcer dept....I love a nice glass of white. This is just one big process of elimination...pardon the pun
Current meds

Prednisolone 30mg daily (stopped, didn't work, side effects worse than bowel symptoms)
Omeprazole 20mg daily (don't need now off Pred)
Fish Oil 1000mg
Asacol MR 400mg x2 3times/day
Acidophilus
Aloe Vera
Multi Vit

Diagnosed '96 ?colitis?crohns (biopsies inconclusive)
Remission for 11yrs, no meds
Current flare since April 07, awaiting scope


damo123
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 713
   Posted 8/20/2007 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Coalfire,

Are you doing the anti - fungal programme? Have you cut out certain foods. Seems we are both starting the 'natural / herb' approach at same time.
800 mg Asacolon twice a day
Fish Oil
Iron tablets (only for short term to build up iron stores)


Coalfire
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 52
   Posted 8/20/2007 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not really following any plan, I'm hopeless when it comes to discipline. I can't tolerate bread unless its white, anything else just bloats me out, big time. I started the caprylic acid due to pred incuded oral thrush and its cleared up nicely. I am trying to cut down on sugary /yeasty things and eggs don't agree with me for some reason. It's weird how the pred and the pred enemas didn't make any real improvement. Suppose once I get my scope I'll have a better idea what's going on. I'm pretty sure it's distal colitis or even proctitis, but the GI was very vague and just said he wasn't convinced it was colitis at all. Maybe a grotty polyp? Who knows...

Are you following any specific diet your self?
Current meds

Prednisolone 30mg daily (stopped, didn't work, side effects worse than bowel symptoms)
Omeprazole 20mg daily (don't need now off Pred)
Fish Oil 1000mg
Asacol MR 400mg x2 3times/day
Acidophilus
Aloe Vera
Multi Vit

Diagnosed '96 ?colitis?crohns (biopsies inconclusive)
Remission for 11yrs, no meds
Current flare since April 07, awaiting scope


damo123
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Total Posts : 713
   Posted 8/20/2007 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Like you I have a problem with discpline! But I am trying to cut down on dairy, fried, sugar and yeast. I have a suspicion that red meat may cause me problems. As you can see taking many supplements. Basically I'm trying to make my colon a very clean place to live in!!
15 mg Pred (yuck!)
2400 mg Asacol + 500mg suppositories as needed
Digestive Enzymes
Probiotics + Bio Yougurt
Acidophilus
Calcium
1000mg Fish Oils a day
Aloe Vera
Anti Fungal Supplements & Caprylic Acid
Nexium 20mg a day
No Stress  and a positive attitude (mostly!)
 
 
 
 
 


princesa
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   Posted 8/21/2007 10:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I use Custom Probiotics six strain blend which includes acidophilous. I think it's played a big part in my recovery. If you have alot of active inflammation, you may want to start any probiotics slowly and carefully.
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