was just informed that, after a pouchoscopy, my J-pouch is in a state of chronic inflammation. I've had my pouch since 1995, no major issues other than one or 2 bouts of pouchitis. current doctor is recommending an ongoing course of 6-MP to help manage what he's calling ulcerative colitis around the pouch.
has anyone else had this issue, or can tell me more about their involvement with 6-MP? I recall taking it orally when i was first diagnosed with UC back in the mid 1980's (when it was first introduced and experimental), and then need to monitor WBC and kidney functions via regular bloodword.
hi, [br>I got diagnosed almost 4 years ago, it's been a roller coaster. However I found out what my body tolerates and how to prevent flareups. [br>3 years ago I stopped eating dairy, and I felt better, but still not great, then 2 years ago I stopped eating gluten and any fake sugar and preservatives, and that completely changed my life, I wasn't as bloated as before, however I was still not feeling myself. I really got upset, and wonder what else can I give up or change. Was there more food I can give up? There wasn't, I was living on the minimum. [br>Then, I got introduced to an vitamin and supplement which I never heard about. I was very uncertain about it and didn't believe that a vitamin and the combination of my lifestyle would change my life. I honestly can say that I feel great. I ran last year my first half marathon and I reduced my medicine (Lialda) to one tablet a day. [br>I haven't had a flare up since I'm taking those vitamins.View Thread
I have tried Digesta Cure and it helped me tremendously! I have Celiac, I have other stomach and bowel problems, Fibromyalgia, and Arthritis. I took 12 a day and after about three months I had no more pain and my bowel and stomach issues cleared up. Before I had severe neck pain and when I would ride my bike long distances it was unbearable. My neck pain went away and I could ride my bike in comfort. I quit taking it after I ran out because it is so expensive and within the month my neck pain came back and my stomach and bowel problems have come back. I will be ordering more!View Thread
Where/who are our moderators? I know we don't have as much traffic on this site as we used to but we still need someone with the ability to delete spam or advertising posts. It's getting a little ridiculous.View Thread
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