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birdiem
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 326
   Posted 9/3/2007 5:42 AM (GMT -7)   
hi all,
based on the recommendations here, i bought some forvia multivitamins and i have been taking them for about a week. could someone with experience with forvia explain why they think it is different? i have read all the advertising stuff, but i would love some personal experience--right now they haven't seemed to improve my situation but maybe i just need to wait longer?
any thoughts?
katie
22
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery
on antibiotics while undergoing further testing by doctor
will start VSL #3 when antibiotics are done.


GardenerJames
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 616
   Posted 9/3/2007 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Katie, I don't think Forvia will improve your symptoms. The point of it is to help replenish vitamins etc. that IBDers tend to lose faster than regular people.
I've been on it for about a year and a half. I didn't really notice much difference when I started it, but I think it's definitely good to be on a multi-vitamin, and if I can take a multi-vitamin that's engineered toward my body, why not?
James
Current Meds www.myspace.com/gardenerjames

Asacol 4 tabs 2x daily
Forvia once a day
Probiotic twice daily
Methotrexate 3 pills once a week
Actonel once a week
Calcium supp.
Omega-3 once daily
Eighth Remicade infusion End of August


suebear
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 5698
   Posted 9/3/2007 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   

Forvia is definitely not going to improve your symptoms but it is designed to give those with IBD more of the vitamins and minerals they are prone to depleting.  I take it even though I no longer have UC.

 

Sue


dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free
 


jano437
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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 1611
   Posted 9/3/2007 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Ditto with what suebear said. I have been taking it now for 2 months.

Janice
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
GNC Probiotic
Forvia
calcium 


birdiem
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 326
   Posted 9/3/2007 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
ok, good to know. i know it is beneficial for me to take it, especially because i have a lot of malabsorption problems--i guess i am just always hoping something will help with the symptoms...
katie
22
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery
on antibiotics while undergoing further testing by doctor
will start VSL #3 when antibiotics are done.


birdiem
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 326
   Posted 9/3/2007 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
ok, good to know. i know it is beneficial for me to take it, especially because i have a lot of malabsorption problems--i guess i am just always hoping something will help with the symptoms...
katie
22
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery
on antibiotics while undergoing further testing by doctor
will start VSL #3 when antibiotics are done.

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