Update on me...Jumping for joy

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jano437
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   Posted 10/17/2007 11:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Had my cscope today. My doctor told me it looked fantastic. No sign of any inflamation. I feel like jumping for joy. yeah   He did take some biopsies, but he told me everything looked ok.
He did tell me that he did see some scaring, but that is normal, due to some pretty deep sores in the past.  He told me that I can start tapering down some of my doseage of asacol to 9 a day, but taper slowly. I just am so happy. 
 
Janice
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
GNC Probiotic
Forvia
calcium 
Currently in Remission


Meesh
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   Posted 10/17/2007 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
That's awesome, very happy for you!
Diagnosed UC April 27, 2006
Remicade: 1st infusion 7/21/07; 2nd infusion 8/18/07; 3rd infusion 10/13/07
Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Protonix; Prednisone 4/27/06-present, holding taper at alternating 5/0 mg; Xanax; Lexipro, Rowesa; Asacol; Colazal three 750 mg capsules 3X day;
[2/22/07 started Imuran, off within two weeks due to bad reaction]


Lonie
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   Posted 10/17/2007 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Can I jump for joy with you? What excellent news, Janice! Hurray!

Carol

Remicade - will have my 19th infusion on November 1.
Imuran - 100 mgs....taken before bedtime
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics

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princesa
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   Posted 10/17/2007 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Awesome! That's wonderful news.
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.
 
 


dakotagirl
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   Posted 10/17/2007 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Yah hoo! Happy dance :)

Great news!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
 
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa and Canasa as needed
Aciphex, Effexor XR, BCP, Rhinocort nasal spray
Culturelle, Biotin, Folic Acid, Forvia, Calcium, and B12
 
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use.  Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
 
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kb5
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   Posted 10/17/2007 11:33 AM (GMT -7)   
that news makes the prep worth it! Congrats!
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


icanrace
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   Posted 10/17/2007 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   
congrats Jano!

Can you please tell me exactly what GNC probiotic you're taking? Is it the Super Probiotic in a brown box?
Prednisone 10mg (1.5) tabs twice per day for one week- (then dr. wants an update) started Thursday 10-4-2007

Asacol 400mg (3) tabs twice per day- started Thursday 10-4-2007

-just came off Sulfasalazine (2) 500mg tabs twice per day


Sara14
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   Posted 10/17/2007 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Yay! That's awesome!

How is he having you taper? One a week? Just curious, b/c I'm hoping my GI tells me I can do the same at my appt. in November.
23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007
Current inflamation in the rectum
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; experimenting w/fiber supplements (Metamucil and Fiber Choice); Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D) for Osteopenia; ground flaxseed


Beth75
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   Posted 10/17/2007 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
wonderful news! Hooray!
Beth, 32
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Imuran 100mg 1xday;Remicade tests pending;Hydrocortisone enemas 1xday;Lialda 2.4mg 1xday since 8/24/07 ;prev. Asacol 4800mg day
Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 80mg 1xday. Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.


jano437
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   Posted 10/17/2007 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   

The Probiotic I am taking is called Pro-Biotics Acidophilus. It is in a blue bottle.  GNC says this is there best one they sell. It does not have a GNC lable. It is made by Nutrition Now INC. out of Vancouver.  I can only find this in there stores. I tried online, but no luck.

Hope this helps

Janice

icanrace said...
congrats Jano!

Can you please tell me exactly what GNC probiotic you're taking? Is it the Super Probiotic in a brown box?


Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
GNC Probiotic
Forvia
calcium 
Currently in Remission


Dansky
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   Posted 10/17/2007 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
:-)

Pleased for you.

Take care.

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Red_34
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   Posted 10/17/2007 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Wonderful indeed! I will pray that your remission lasts a long long long time! :D
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marty1976
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   Posted 10/17/2007 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   
That is great news. Now you've nothing to worry about!!!Yippee!!!!!!!
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jano437
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   Posted 10/17/2007 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone for your kind words. They mean alot to me
Janice
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
GNC Probiotic
Forvia
calcium 
Currently in Remission


schrek-chewbacca hunk
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   Posted 10/17/2007 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   

What a blessing for you - I am so very happy for you...and your story gives all of us hope and inspiriation.

love to all

bob

 


sitnpretty
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   Posted 10/17/2007 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Sara14 said...
Yay! That's awesome!

How is he having you taper? One a week? Just curious, b/c I'm hoping my GI tells me I can do the same at my appt. in November.

Hi Sara14,
I am new to Healingwell.com forum...i noticed you take Nature's Way reuteri (which i bought and am nervous to take) Wanted to ask you if you noticed any side effects from it?? Like wicked gas and the like???

Sara14
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   Posted 10/17/2007 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
sitnpretty - Welcome to the forum. I've found this to be a great place. I haven't noticed any side effects (no gas or anything) from the reuteri, but I think some people may have some gas after first starting any probiotic. I think it usually it takes about a month for your body to adjust. Another forum member, pb4, takes this probiotic and would probably know more about it than I. She may have more information on it for you. You may want to start a new post if you have any other questions on it or do a search on the top of the page for probiotics.
23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007
Current inflamation in the rectum
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; experimenting w/fiber supplements (Metamucil and Fiber Choice); Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D) for Osteopenia; ground flaxseed


sitnpretty
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   Posted 10/17/2007 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks a bunch. glad to be here.

44 yrs old; diagnosed in 1989 but mostly in remission
 
Current Meds:
- 12 day course of Prednisone 5mg tabs
- Sulfasalazine 500mg x 5tabs/day
- Mesalamine (is that Rowasa?)
- want to take probiotics but am nervous about side effects


jano437
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   Posted 10/17/2007 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   

Yes, he is having me taper 1 pill a week.  I hope you can do the same

Janice

Sara14 said...
Yay! That's awesome!

How is he having you taper? One a week? Just curious, b/c I'm hoping my GI tells me I can do the same at my appt. in November.


Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
GNC Probiotic
Forvia
calcium 
Currently in Remission


okiemom
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 104
   Posted 10/18/2007 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   
that is great news!!!
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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