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Recent content by KaLa

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    High Platelet count with 5-ASA meds?

    I am just wondering if anyone has had a high platelet count while on any 5-ASA meds. I just got back my blood work and my platelet count was high (540). I have never had that before. I started taking Apriso about two months ago and am almost certain that is causing it. I have also been much...
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    Steroids and Late Menstrual Cycle

    Hi, Ladies. I am wondering if anyone else has had their period come (or not come) really late when they were on steroid cream/suppositories/enemas/or pills. I currently started steroid cream (about three weeks ago) to help with swelling "down there." I should have had my period two weeks...
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    Apriso anyone?

    I just started Apriso today and am in the middle of a bad flare (UC). I am having a lot of blood and am also using Rowasa enemas for the bottom part of my colon, which works well but doesn't get up high enough for my current flare. I am really scared because my UC flares are usually much...
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    Probiotics - Any Success Stories???

    I have been taking probiotics (Natren) for my UC for a while, but my doc. reccommended VSL #3. The research looks good. I'm wondering if anyone has tried it and had any success?
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    Has anyone tried Boswellia for UC or Crohn's?

    I am thinking about trying Boswellia for my UC. I just got over a huge flare and want to try to use a natural anti-inflammatory herb to try and taper off of my Rowasa enemas. I have heard that Boswellia works well, but wanted to see if anyone else has had success with it. I am losing a lot of...
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    Nausea/Vomiting while flaring?

    I am wondering if anyone else has nausea and vomiting while flaring. I feel like I have about 100 times the stomach acid as usual, and threw up a couple of times last night. Does anyone have any thoughts/solutions? I have UC and am currently in a flare. I have been using Rowasa for the past...
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    Does anyone with UC have advice about stopping blood?

    Hi, I'm new here. I have had UC for about 15-20 years. I have flares off and on, and am in the middle of a pretty bad flare. It's going on the 7th week. I have been passing blood and going to the bathroom about 5-6 times a day. I just started Canasa, and am also seeing an acupuncturist for...