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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 12/7/2007 5:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I have started to take caprylic acid as i have a white type of covering on my tongue. Could this covering be linked to my UC, either as a sign of a fungal problem or as a sign that it is a Fungal problem that caused my UC?
Will caprylic acid help with this problem? How much caprylic acid should i be taking each day?
I am currently on remicade, azathioprine and asacol.
Many thanks

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 12/7/2007 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I have read previous posts re CA but cant find any that state how many mgs should be taken each day???

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   Posted 12/7/2007 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
i can't remember how many mgs i took when i tried it, but i think i followed what the bottle said. i know some other folks will respond to this and help out.

just wanted to throw in my 2 cents and tell you to please keep a close eye on how you are feeling. i did feel the normal die off reaction and had a "sluggish bowel" for a few days, but at the end of taking it for 2 weeks, i started seeing blood and i was previously feeling pretty good.
not everything is "harmless" for everyone. listen to your body!

it's possible that i had a white coating on my tongue, but i often do since the onset of UC. a white coating can be many things but very well could be fungus related. oral thrush can make a white coating but often has sores also...

take care!
28, happily married, stay at home mom to 2 year old son
UC (probably pancolitis, but no c-scope yet), diagnosed June 2006, started having major symptoms sometime in January 2006, about 3 months after childbirth. 2nd flare (minor) may 2007 after taking caprylic acid for 2 weeks.
-tried SCD for 4 weeks with no improvement...
-Asacol since 7/26/06
-Prednisone 8/28/06-2/28/07. and again may '07, 8 week course.
-probiotics, ground psyllium husk, fish oil, CalMag, multivitamin

may you live all the days of your life.

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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 12/8/2007 12:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah the white tongue bit came on as my UC developed. Still have never gotten a satisfactory explanation on that one.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 6/2006 at age 26 after sudden E.R. visit
~Pancolitis (Mild to Moderate)
 ~I had Mono in 2000
On Colazal 3x3/day; Folic Acid 1mg; Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc combo
In remission about 2-3 months after E.R. but not back to normal!
~Interested in finding a cure/making sense out of U.C. and philosophical and psychological aspects of UC and "Stress" and Personal Development issues with Chronic Illnesses. 

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