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Welcome to the forum. Since you have just been diagnosed with UC I would suggest talking with your doctor about an appropriate diet for your UC.

There are some informative articles on the computer about UC. It is very important not to over tax your digestive system with foods that could cause you a flare. Once you educate yourself with this new disease you will be able to choose the foods that are right for your body. Calorie control is also something to think about on your new journey.

Hope you get to feeling better. emoticon

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I was just diagnosed w/UC about a week ago. I also have epilepsy and had a seizure last week. I work full-time and have 2 kids. My husband is our deisgnated driver for the next three months (which makes things very challenging).

Anyway, I'm on a ton of meds because of both conditions and I haven't been able to lose weight from having my second child nearly 2 years ago.

The flare-up is the first time I've lost weight and it's a silver lining for me, but my concern and question is:

Does anyone else have difficulty losing weight? How do you do it? I take (and sell) Juice Plus and occasionally use essential oils, but this is really the beginning of an overall wellness journey for me. Any advice would be useful. Thank you!

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I was diagnosed with UC the middle of last year. The doctor tried two different medications for this disease in the past six months. The meds only gave me temporary relief. I had my first infusion the end of December and will get another one in another week. I have finally seen some results. This disease cannot be cured. I am just hoping for a long term remission. It is too soon to tell. Wish me luck!

This forum seems a little inactive so will wait to see if others join in.

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I was diagnosed on Wed. Not sure what to expect or how this has been affecting weight loss. Dr. put me on Asacol Hd (way too expensive). Thinking of keeping a food diary to help sort out any bad foods. Any suggestion for me and weight loss?


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Hi Everyone

I am new here and my name is Annie. I got diagnosed with UC in 07 and have had a couple of flares a year since then. Very frustrating as I am sure you guys know! I haven't had a flare now for 18 months which is amazing since I have changed what I eat (FODMAP diet) and on some good meds. I am back on spark with some renewed energy to get my fitness happening again after a different health problem about 7 weeks ago. Prior to that I was hitting the gym most days and working on losing weight again. I need the extra support from SP to help me get and stay motivated! All the best guys, looking forward to getting to know you!

Annie :)

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Hi Ane Marie. I love your name. I live in Canada and assume you do as well. There are several of us here.

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Hi everyone,

I'm new to the team!
I have had UC Colitis since childhood...so happy for this team and meeting others with the same disease.

Ane Marie

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4/10/13 11:32 P

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Experiencing my first UC flare - started in February 2013. Sought medical attention in early March, when symptoms started affecting work. I am currently taking Lialda. Was on the BRAT diet for 7 days after I stopped eating. Then transitioned to the Low Fiber Diet for 10 days. Tried eating normal, but fresh fruits and veggies seemed to bother me. So, I transitioned back to the high carb Low Fiber Diet. I was worried about all the carbs and decided to research other healthier diets. I recently found the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). I purchase three books: Breaking The Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall; Healing Foods by Sandra Ramacher; and Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, Raman Prasad. I am currently transitioning to the SCDiet. So far, I love it. I am amazed at how satisfied I feel on the SCDiet. My goal is to start tracking my nutrition once again. Will take time to enter recipes for the nutrition data. Need to start exercising regularly again, but not there yet. My main goal at current time is to get UC episode under control and learn the new diet. Then I can focus on exercise and weight loss.

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Hi everyone! I hope it's ok that I am just jumping into an old thread... About 10 years ago I quit smoking, then lost 70+ pounds. Before I reached my goal weight, I was in a car accident that set me back, followed by severe allergies requiring steroids to control. My weight continued to climb steadily until 2007, when I started experiencing non-stop issues. In 2009 I was diagnosed with severe UC (not surprising since I lived with it for 2 years first!), and was immediately put on Lialda. While the flare ups have decreased greatly, I have been unable to lose any of the 70 pounds I put back on... I am holding out hope for any advice/support/tricks to losing weight without causing any additional flare ups.

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Hi everyone! I'm pretty new to sparkpeople in general and was excited to find this board (or, as excited as one can be about anything UC related, really). I was diagnosed when I was twelve, and since then had a couple of flare ups in high school and was hospitalized once in college for a week. I was flare-up-free for about a decade and thought that I might just have "outgrown" it, but recently had a flare that lasted for a few weeks. Before that, I had gained tons of weight because I could eat basically ANYTHING, so after 60 mg of prednisone that took about 2 months to wean off of, I've gained about 20 additional lbs---moon face and buffalo hump have JUST left within the last week or two. I'm taking Asacol HD 3 times a day, and am feeling pretty normal, but I do kind of feel like I'm walking on eggshells---no more drinking for sure, no spicy foods, and I'm really careful about veggies and whatnot, and just terrified that something is going to send me back to steroid land. For me, since I was flare-free for so long and eating basically everything, I don't think there's a specific food that sets me off. That said, though, a week before my flare started, I went out and drank heavily two nights in a row, and the second night my stomach was just TERRIBLE. I was tired the next few days but okay, and about a week later the flare started---so I think that kind of set things in motion.
I am super thankful that I have gone so long without problems, and super thankful that the prednisone works so quickly, but being on them is like being on a rollercoaster, and I hate the weight gain (come on, aren't people with this supposed to be too THIN!? Can I at least have THAT?!? lol), but I am also really frustrated that the touchy diet (because now it does seem to affect me) makes it so hard to lose ten years' worth of eating crappy! This last flare has been a wake up call to treat my body better, but it's definitely not so easy.
I look forward to contributing to this board, I hope that I can learn some things and maybe share some things, too! :)

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1/19/12 2:27 P

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Hey Everyone! My name is Heather and I'm from a small town in Alabama. I started having UC symptoms when I was 15 years old and was diagnosed when I was 18. I'm only 21 so I've had UC for about 6 years. The Doc started me off on Asacol and I didn't take my meds the way I should have so I got flare ups constantly. 2 years ago I started taking Remicaid Infusions every 8 weeks until my immune system started blocking the dosage. March 2011 I went through my worst flare up, it lasted for months. Doc finally started me on Humira shots and I've felt great! I hope this group is useful and maybe I can give help to other team members in the group!


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Hi Everyone..I'm new to the team. I've had Colitis since I was 18 (I'm in my 30s now). I've never been part of a support group until now so this is a bit strange for me, but definitely needed. I joined Spark People because I need to inspire myself, with the help of nice people like you, to get back into good habits since going on Prednesone (side effects = weight gain and increased appetite). I had to start at 40 mg per day, but now I'm down to 25 mg. I'll be weened off it completely by November. In the meantime, I've also been restricted to a low-residue diet (and oh, by the way, I'm lactose intolerant) to give my body time to heal. I'm also hoping to find recipes for that. I'm a bit frustrated and this disease is taking the fun out of some of my days.

I'm a slow starter, quick learner and looking to build one healthy habit at a time.

Here's to you my new friends!

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LIBTECH3 Posts: 101
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For flareups I tried the probiotic drinks, There is one that I use as they did a study but not sure I can name it here and I think any would work. I drank 2 a day and at first I had some bloating but in a couple of days it really helped. That is what worked for me, hope it helps.

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Hi all. I was diagnosed after my daughter was born 24 years ago. I am so lucky that I have very little pain except for the arthritis that they say is caused by the u/c. I am on Salofalk pills and suppository and have had to increase the pills over the years. I get scoped yearly as I have had many polyps removed. A couple of years ago my mother passed away and with the stress I ended up on prednisone which made me put on 30 pounds. I spent over a year at the gym with and without a trainer and still never lost anything (I know muscle weighs more than fat) I would not care about the extra weight but I do not feel well as most of it went on my upper belly. So I started sparks and am pretty good about following the calorie intake because with the colitis I cannot eat much fat or dairy. My biggest problem is the exercise. I am working hard at trying to swim twice a week and now that the nice weather is here I hope to get out walking the dogs again.

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Wow Karen! That's a lot of meds! I have been dealing with UC for ~ 23 years. It is a disease like diabetes in that it never goes away. Take your meds every day. I am on just Azulfidine and have been for most of my disease history. I am in remission as long as I do my drugs. I have tried Asacol, but it just doesn't work for me (my guts start hurting).
If you have any questions, I can help whomever, since I have been dealing with this disease for a long, long time. I haven't posted in a while, but wil get back active on this board.

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Yes Sarah, this is something that never goes away. Glad to have you on the team ;)

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2/2/11 9:30 A

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Hello everyone. My name is Sarah Connell, from Mobile, AL. I was diagnosed in Fall 2007 and put on asacol. I evidently went into a serious case of denial, because as soon as my flare was settled down, I quit taking my medicine and was thoroughly convinced that I could fix myself with diet, excercise and supplements. I think I've lived the last 4 years in an on and off again flare up but have tried to ignore it completely. I'm now getting past a fairly serious flare and have gone back to the Dr. and I'm back on my asacol. Ready to admit I have ulcerative colitis for the rest of my life.

On the bright side, this last flare took off about 10 lbs. emoticon

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thank you

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Sorry, all I can offer is a Welcome to the team. Sarah is the major force on here. I have been lucky that my case is minor. I did Wellbutrin to quit smoking. I do Xanax for my Colitis. I was diagnosed in May and am still trying to figure it out. It's nice you are at goal. I have put on 30 lbs since my diagnosis. I get a lot of bloating.

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Hi I am Karen and was diagnosed with alcerative colits about a week ago. Spent the first week at the clinic getting IV's due to dehydration and going back and forth to the hospital with extreme pain. Finally was admitted and had colonoscopy to confirm diagnosis. I am taking Asacol, Metoclopramide, Metronidazole, Ciproflaxin and Pantoprazoe. I am also taking Levothyroxine for uderactive thyroid and Wellbutrin for anxiety and depression. I bought the book "The New Eating Right For A Bad Gut" by James Scala, PHD and "A Patient-Expert Walks You Through Everything You Need To Learn And Do The First Year for Crohn's Disease And Ulcerative Colitis" by Jill Sklar. Both books have been very informative. Dealing with UC has made my anxiety level go up, but I see a Pyscologist for other problems and she can help me deal with this too. I have lost my weight and am just trying to keep it off now. I have been continuing to lose because when I hurt I am afraid to eat so it does not make things worse. Any suggestion you can give me for flare ups will be helpful.

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10/11/10 8:22 A

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Welcome to all the newbies!! This is an awesome, supportive group!!! They have all the answers, and if they don't, they lead you to where you can find them!!! emoticon

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Sounds like a great plan, it will pay off in the long run.

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I'm not giving up. Some days, I can't do heavy duty cardio because my stomach can get funky so I just do Walk it Out like I did today. I'm striving for 10,000 steps 5 days a week.

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9/17/10 5:08 P

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LASARRE, don't give up on the exercise, even though you think you are not getting anywhere it is helping.

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EJ- thanks. Some days are better than others. Unfortunately, my weight keeps going up instead of down. Of course Sarah could be right because White Stuff is more fattening than wheat and fiber based stuff. I'm working on it. I feel like I exercise and exercise and get no where.

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LASARRE, I sorry to hear that, it is a process or trial and error. If there is anything I can help you with feel free to ask.

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emoticon EJ. I was diagnosed in May of 2010 and still trying to figure it out. For me, the bloating is the worst part. I'm on 4 Lialda a day and 1 align.



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Welcome, EJ. I was diagnosed in October 2007 (I think; time flies when you get old). I'm fortunate that I'm able to control it with Asacol and Imuran and hope to start tapering to discontinue the Asacol soon. Learning what to eat has been the biggest struggle. I'm still figuring out the things that my gut just doesn't really deal with well at all, but I've been able to add a number of things back into my diet over the past several months. This team is very supportive, and there are some good resources noted in links and forums. Please feel free to add any tips you might have that help you live with UC. Having an understanding partner is a great help, I know.

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Welcome EJ! emoticon emoticon I was diagnosed with UC in June 2009 after being sick for 6 months.
I was in the hospital twice and I don't want to go back again. I get Remicade infusions every 8 weeks, the last one in July didn't take so they had to give me another one sooner and this one seems to be working.
It's not fun having to change your diet but it is better than being sick and exercise helps to keep you going.
This team is the best because we all are dealing with the same thing and we can help each other on the journey to better health and a better life.
Good Luck! KEEP SMILING! emoticon

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Hello Team, my name is EJ. It is very exciting to be part of a group that has the same condition that I do. I was diagnosed in 1985 with UC and have struggled with it ever since. Changing my eating and adding exercise has been a big benefit. I hope to meet new people and make some new friends.

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8/16/10 9:49 A

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Everything you eat is white... mashed potatoes, white rice, white bread, eggs, etc.... You can use S&P and jelly for the toast.

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what is the white diet?

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8/13/10 8:33 A

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I think that Asacol is similar to Mesasal- they're both 5-ASAs and it's a reddish brown tablet? I find there are pretty much zero side effects, although it costs an arm and a leg!

Hi Lasarre, sorry to hear that you're still not feeling well. Has your doctor recommended a dietician to you? Are you on the 'white diet' we're all so fond of? I hope you're feeling better soon!

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Hi Esther. I was diagnosed in June of this year. I'm on Lialda and Xifaxan. My doc says if I don't go into remission soon, I am going to have to turn to the steroids, but I am avoiding that at all costs. It seems to be getting better.

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Welcome, Esther. I'm on Imuran and Asacol but hope my doctor will start tapering off the Asacol. I'm not familiar with Mesasal. I'll have to look it up when I get home tomorrow.

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Hello Everyone,

My name is Esther and I am 25 years old. I was diagnosed with UC in June of 2009. I never had any symptoms before, just was super sick for about a week and then dragged myself to outpatients, and didn't leave the hospital for 2 weeks. I was put on TPN, flagyl, cipro, and prednisone while there, and stayed on prednisone until December of 2009, after multiple attempts of weaning off, so I feel the pain of those still on it. It made me gain weight, and worse than that, incredibly moody.

Right now the UC is being controlled by Imuran and Mesasal, and the Mesasal costs an arm and a leg, but it's worth it to feel better. I do not want to have to go back on steroids again. I watch my diet really carefully (although I slip on days, as we all do) but I find it very hard to get motivated to exercise.

I'm really glad to have found this group, because you are all people who *understand* what it's like to have to refuse foods at dinner time, feel completely sapped of energy on the inside although you might look fine on the outside, and deal with the emotions and struggles that people with UC go through. I am try to stay positive and live a completely normal life. I just wanted to introduce myself and say that I'm excited to participate and learn from others in this group.

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I never did an intro. I am Charlotte. I am 50 and was diagnosed in about 1987 with UC. I have been dealing with it for a long time (~23 years). I am currently on Azulfidine (an inexpensive sulfa drug) and folic acid (since the Azulf stops some of the folic acid absorption).

My best advice to anyone - do the pills when you need to get scoped. I have done 4 different kinds of prep and they are the best. But you do have to take like 32 pills in about 2 hours - however it is easier than doing the gallon jug!.

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Hi All,
I'm Nina. I was diagnosed with UC at the beginning of June. Doc put me on Liada 4 pills and a probiotic. We are going to see if that works. I am avoiding steroids at all costs. Found this team and thought maybe talking to others with the same disease could be helpful since I don't know if what I am going through is normal especially the bloating. I always feel like I am 7 months pregnant. I am having trouble losing weight even though I work out 60 - 90 minutes 6 days a week. I am glad I found all of you.

Nina

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Thanks for the welcome! I was as surprised the diagnosis changed too but three scopes (by three different docs) have confirmed it. Apparently it has "moved".

Good for you for going to the gym! Just keep reminding yourself how much better you feel when you exercise if you are able to. That's been the hardest part for me these last few weeks. I was working out about 5-6 days a week until my flare got really bad. Now I'm trying to get back in the swing of it. Mornings are bad for me too right now, and I love to walk or run, but am cautious about venturing too far from home...

Do you have any workout DVD's that you use at home? They have saved me on days when I just can't get out. I have also promised myself when I get through this flare that I will take some Pilates or Yoga classes. I know a few other UC/Crohn's patients that swear by it.

Hope the rest of the week is great for you!

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Welcome to the team!

I didn't know this disease could morph from one type to the other, but it seems someone else on the team has a slippery diagnosis too. I've just been dealing with UC for about two and a half years, so I have a hard time imagining living with it for as long as many of the members of this team have.

You seem to have the right attitude to get past this flare without losing too much ground. I have the hardest time making sure I get enough exercise when I'm not feeling up to par, like the past few weeks. Today I forced myself to get out to the gym and do something, and I'm glad I did. It's too hot to walk outside here much after 10:30 in the morning, and morning's usually are bad. I'm hoping to get out for a walk tomorrow, though, because that seems to make me feel better than just going to the gym.

Keep us posted on your progress.

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Hi All!

It's nice to see a UC support group!

Long story short, I am a 45-year-old mom to an amazing 9-year-old boy. About 24 years ago I was diagnosed with Crohn's but my diagnosis was changed around 8 years ago to UC.

Since having my son I have improved greatly having only minor flares about once a year and successfully treating them with short doses of Prednisone. As much as I HATE the steroids, they do the trick quickly for me.

Sadly, now that I'm in better shape than I have been in YEARS, I'm also having the worst flare I've had in years.

After an Endoscopy and Colonoscopy on Monday, my doctor put me on 40 mg of Prednisone.

As much as I hate being sick, now that I'm so close to my goal weight, I'm really dreading the Prednisone weight gain and am doing everything I can to avoid it.

We'll see how it goes.

My best to everyone here!

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5/11/10 9:10 A

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Welcome to FITLIFE40! I hope you can find some helpful information here in the links and discussion threads. Let us know a little bit about you, and please ask any questions you may have. There's a lot of stored knowledge in this team.

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3/30/10 10:56 A

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Wanted to say welcome to you--I am new also and, quite honestly, disappointed in myself for continuing to base my life on my UC setbacks and how I end up feeling with my symptoms and the meds. I am so glad to have people to be able to connect to and I am hoping you do well with your program!

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3/30/10 10:33 A

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I just wanted to say hi to everyone here. :) I'm new to sp, but not uc :/. This is actually the first group I've been a part of with friends who have uc also, so this should be an interesting experience. I'm also very excited to start a new exercise routine that will help me feel better physically and emotionally. De-stressing really helps me out.
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So, Hi Everyone!

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3/18/10 5:47 P

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I know what you mean about just trying to maintain your weight and not gain. It took a couple of months of being off prednisone for the puffiness and weight problems to go away. I've found the Nutrition Tracker really helpful with making sure I'm getting the right nutrients with my calories every day. With the restricted diet during a flare-up, it's really hard not to eat a lot of empty calories.

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3/17/10 5:12 P

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Hello everyone--I am a total newbie to SparkTeam so it is taking me a little while to figure things out. I wanted to introduce myself to the Ulcerative Colitis SparkTeam because the UC has made it very difficult for me to live the lifestyle I would like and I am hoping that by connecting to people on this team, I will have better motivation and perspective. As I am sure some of you have experienced, the medications that I have been on have played havoc with energy levels, weight, nutrient absorption, etc. I am still on prednisone which is making it very difficult to even maintain weight, much less lose it, but I am very slowly weaning off of it so I am hoping to improve things. Thank you for letting me introduct myself.

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3/15/10 9:54 A

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Another new member has joined our team. Welcome, STARRYNIGHT1589!

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3/9/10 9:27 A

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Welcome to MCKERI! Nice to have you on the team. What are you doing on SparkPeople?

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3/3/10 5:19 P

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Welcome to SABLAIR681! Please introduce yourself and tell us what you're hoping to do on SparkPeople.

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3/1/10 11:25 A

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The twins will be 15 months this month.

The asacol is very expensive and I am hoping that hell change that to something else more affordable too.

He plans on getting me off the prednisone soon and starting another medication, not sure which one yet. He did say that long term use of prednisone isn't good. Ive been on it since last July and I am ready to get rid of it. The only time it really seems to work for me is when its 20 + mg.

I hope you get off your meds soon so you can stop having other issues. Its hard enough to have to deal with UC.

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2/28/10 8:35 P

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I'm 58 and was diagnosed in October 2007. I have a 24-year-old daughter. How old are your twins now?

I just finished up a round of prednisone at the end of December/early January. Now I'm hoping my doctor will start tapering the Asacol. I'm taking Asacol and Imuran with the hope of switching to just Imuran (less expensive). Unfortunately, it seems to be having an effect on my liver function that we have to "watch." I'm hoping it's a result of being on all three medications at once and will revert to normal in a month or two.

Funny thing is, I used to take prednisone all the time when I was a child and teenager to control my eczema and never had a problem with gaining weight. Back then (1960s) it was a miracle drug and nobody thought anything about long-term effects of that type of usage. So now I've got osteoporosis, which they found to be related to extended use of prednisone, and only get prednisone as a last resort. And this time I did gain a little weight, but not too much.

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2/28/10 8:03 P

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Hi everyone. I am a 27 year old mother of twins. I was diagnosed with UC in June of 2009. I started having symptoms after having the twins but thought it was just my body fixing itself after being pregnant. After a few months I couldn't take it anymore and went to see the doc who referred me to a GI doc. I have been on asacol and prednizone (slowly trying to get off of it but seems every time I get to 20 mg or less i start having problems).

Sooo, This last week my doc did a second colonoscopy to see what was going on. I guess it seems to be a pretty bad case. I go this wednesday for the follow up and going to change some meds.

I hate prednizone, It has caused me to gain 20 pounds and I really need to get the weight off.

I am really glad I found this team and have read a lot of helpful information. If I can be of any help to anyone I am hear also.

Thank you.

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2/27/10 11:25 A

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1WENDY1 has joined the team. Welcome! Please tell us a little about yourself and join in the discussions.

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2/22/10 5:13 P

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Welcome to Jackie 0626!

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2/20/10 2:19 P

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We've got two more new members: Tallywoman and Lynette903. Welcome to the team!

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2/3/10 9:30 A

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Hello, Sunset7! Welcome to the team. We'd like to get to know you, so please introduce yourself.

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Welcome to Nina379! Please let us know a little bit about you.

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1/25/10 5:12 P

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We have a couple new members, MISSMINDYRAE and BOOKNAN. Let me know if there's anything we can do on this team to help you achieve your goals and manage this disease. Please tell us a little about yourselves. Check our goals at the bottom of the team page, add them to your tracker, and let me know if there's any other goal you'd like to track.

Sara Leigh

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