Breast fed or Formula fed?

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   Posted 10/8/2007 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I was noticing the poll on the age when people were diagnosed and made me wonder.  For those people who have had intestinal problems since birth were you breast fed or formula fed? 
First flare:  August 2006, diagnosed September 2006-
Dipentum and Entocort September and October 2006- now trying Asacol
Garden Of Life:  Primal Defense, Digestive Enzyme, and FYI
Glutamine Caps, DHEA, , vitamin E, Capryl, Turmeric & Bromelain
Omega 3- Fish oil, Biotin, Cal-Gel
Vitamin E enema & occasional Rowasa enema
AloeVera juice

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   Posted 10/9/2007 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I was breast fed and had problems from birth. I have always thought breastfeeding is the best thing and am concerned I will not get the chance because of Imuran. (not pregnant now but in the next couple of years we are planning to start a family)
Kelly, 29

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, Rowasa every other night, 15 mg pred. until immuran kicks in...
75mg Imuran starting 8/23/07---bumped to 100mg 10/8/07
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran twice daily for nausea

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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 10/9/2007 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I was formula feed - I was DXd in about 99
Diagonsed with UC in about 99 - 
Started new GI 9-25-07
Lialda 2.4 in AM(started 9-26-07) canasa 1000mg  2xs per day(started 9-26-07)
Probiotics, calcium with Vitamin D, slow release Iron, Psyllium Husk Fiber. 

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   Posted 10/9/2007 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Formula here. My mother tells me I spit up constantly as a baby. Something was obviously very wrong. Too bad breast feeding wasn't in vogue back in the day.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
C-scope confirmed UC diagnosis 9/18/2007
No explanation for right side pain and thickening of bowel wall
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.

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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 10/9/2007 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Both my UC kiddos were breast fed. One did not have any problems until around 5 years of age, one first had blood in her stool at the age of 5 months. They are now 16 (dx '02) and 8 (dx 08/07).

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   Posted 10/9/2007 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Bratcat, as well as her brothers, were all breastfed. Her older brother was breastfed the longest. He has probably been the healthiest of all 3 kids. Very rarely sick. He was always a picky eater and, I believe, does have IBS. Bratcat was breastfed for close to the whole first year. Growing up she had minor colds. No real problems with her digestive system except definitely IBS to ice cream and fast foods (as do I). Younger brother was breastfed the shortest amount of time (just over 6 months). Very healthy appetite but he has asthma, has sensitive skin (always gets a rash from something or another). He has been getting better as he grows.
--Mom of bratcat (16 years old)--
bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Current meds:
Asacol - 4 pills/3Xday
hydrocortisone enema nightly, rowasa in the morning
40 mg prednisone daily
11/14/06 - started prednisone; 1/28/07 - finished prednisone!
3/3/07 - began to taper off hydrocortisone sloowwly!
Summer 2007 - slowly began tapering Rowasa
9/07 -- flaring? Nightly Rowasa. 9/21/07 -- added hydrocortisone enemas. 9/30/07--added prednisone

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