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Harpo
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   Posted 12/4/2007 12:09 PM (GMT -7)   
That stuff really work? How much and what kinds? hmmmm.
Male 36yrs old. Indeterminate Colitis 6 yrs.


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pb4
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   Posted 12/4/2007 12:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it helps me (but I also take other anti-inflammatories as well so in conjunction with the other things I take I feel improvement from it...I take omegas 3-6-9, I buy mine from puritans pride online, they have excellent sales all the time.

I take one cap with plenty of water to avoid fishy burps/heartburn, 3 times/day.

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WhiteSox1
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   Posted 12/4/2007 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
pb4 said...
I think it helps me (but I also take other anti-inflammatories as well so in conjunction with the other things I take I feel improvement from it...I take omegas 3-6-9, I buy mine from puritans pride online, they have excellent sales all the time.

I take one cap with plenty of water to avoid fishy burps/heartburn, 3 times/day.

:)

 
Sorry if this is off topic but someone just told me that if you freeze fish oil pills it helps eliminate fish burps.  Do you know if this is true? 

Harpo
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   Posted 12/4/2007 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Im gonna buy some after work
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Sara14
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   Posted 12/4/2007 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I've read that you need to take enteric-coated fish oil pills to receive the benefit to your gut inflammation. If you're taking it for other benefits, then it probably doesn't matter.

I have lemon-flavored fish oil caplets and I've never had a fishy taste or fish burps with them.


23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007
Current inflamation in the rectum
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - as needed for flares
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D) for Osteopenia; flaxseed


princesa
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   Posted 12/4/2007 4:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Harpo said...
That stuff really work? How much and what kinds? hmmmm.

Yes. Omega-3 supplementation has been repeatedly proven to reduce inflammation. Check out The New Eating Right for a Bad Gut for a full scientific explanation, controlled studies and dosage recommendations.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years. Down to 10 mg and feeling much better.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 


pb4
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   Posted 12/4/2007 4:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I've never freezed mine so I don't know, but I've heard some people do this.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


theklep
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   Posted 12/5/2007 2:20 AM (GMT -7)   
GO with the Lemon Flavored Caps, those are great and no fish breath or burps.
Jeff, 23, Diagnosed July 2007 probably had it since 2005 but no real symptoms till July 2007 *Left Sided UC*
Lialda - 2.4mg 2x Day
Rowasa 1x (for spot treating and flare ups)
Centrum Multi-Vitamin 1X Day
Lexipro- 1x Day 10Mg
Ambien- 1x Day 10mg
Omega 3 Fish Oil- 2x Day


Harpo
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   Posted 12/5/2007 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I bought the natures bounty 1000mg from CVS.. I hope I dont need the enteric coated ones.. *sigh* more money..
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princesa
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   Posted 12/5/2007 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I've never heard the must-be-enteric-coated argument. Omega-3 is a natural anti-inflammatory, working on the immune system. I'd think the process is systemic, not something that works by coming into actual contact with the bowel walls.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years. Down to 10 mg and feeling much better.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 


Harpo
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   Posted 12/5/2007 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Sweet.. Thanks.. :)
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   Posted 12/6/2007 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I use fish oil and I switched to enteric coated fish oil (the Fishol ones that Vitamin Shop as well as Wholefoods sell) after I first saw reports that they absorb better, i.e. superior systemic absorption too. It pretty much eliminates the fish breath issue too. Anyway, I can't really say if it is helping, but it doesn't seem to hurt, and I figure it may have fringe benefits for combatting heart disease, etc.. I've been taking around 6 of them a day, usually with meals but sometimes on an empty stomach with water. They don't get to the colon as far as I know - they are designed to be released in the small intestine, and I reckon this is closer to the goal at least.


Pancolitis dx'd 1986, full med-free remission 88-97
Flaring or simmering on and off ever since
10 20 17.5 15 12.5 10 mg 8 mg pred, 100 mg Imuran
Probiotics (Primal Defense and others), TSO
Turmeric/circumin, fish oil, many vits/minerals
Lower-carb version of Specific Carb Diet (SCD)
 
 
 

Post Edited (Probiotic) : 12/6/2007 1:09:06 PM (GMT-7)


gdfairy
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   Posted 12/6/2007 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I also purchased the Fisol brand because I thought I needed eneric coated.  However, I started to go into a flare after that.  Don't know if there was a connection or not but for an experiment I put one in a glass of vinegar for a day and a half and it never dissolved!!!  Didn't even get soft.  I don't know if vinegar is comparable to stomach acid but to be on the safe side, I went back on the non-eneric coated ones from NOW.
 
Left sided UC 3 years
Current Meds: Lialda 3 in the Morning
Rowasa when needed or Canasa
Multi Vitamin/Mineral
Fish oil
Biotin


princesscolon
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   Posted 12/6/2007 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I tried them but thought they were causing me to have diarrhea but I am not certain.  This fish burps were grossing me out also.

Robert.K
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   Posted 12/6/2007 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I saw some fish oil capsules at Costco, enteric-coated (although they don't look enteric-coated, to me! they look for gelatin-coated) for less than $20. More specifically, I remember it being 50 cents per capsule, and each capsule had 1 gram of blended fish oils: salmon and mackerel and sardine, I believe.
Currently hoping that Remicade (infliximab) will be the answer I've been looking for over the past two years! I've used Asacol (mesalamine), Imuran (azathioprine), prednisone, and Salofalk (mesalamine) enemas. Currently I'm using prednisone, Asacol, and Imuran while awaiting my first Remicade infusion.


Sara14
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   Posted 12/6/2007 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Princesa - AKB posted a study here last summer that was about the efficacy of fish oil in treating UC. The study showed no benefit of non-enteric-coated caps for UC issues. Here is the post on the study:http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=871271
 
I thought there were some studies showing enteric-coated caps DID help, but I can't find them.

Here is another older thread about fish oil:
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=869782


23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007
Current inflamation in the rectum
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - as needed for flares
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D) for Osteopenia; flaxseed

Post Edited (Sara14) : 12/6/2007 6:42:47 PM (GMT-7)


Harpo
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   Posted 12/7/2007 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   
fish burps suck...
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