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Old 01-11-2011, 02:22 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Well after getting a colonoscopy and blood work done, it looks like I have ulcerative colitis. Now begins the fun of taking medication and figuring out a proper diet. Based on my research, it seems as though diet is really case specific, but I'm wondering if anyone has experience and advice regarding UC. Also, has anyone taken Asacol? How long do remissions last and can I expect to live a relatively normal life? I know this disease is manageable, but still upsetting news nonetheless.
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Old 01-11-2011, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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I worked with someone who had UC. He said as soon as he went on Nexium, he noticed a big difference in his UC symptoms and they gradually disappeared. I guess it heals "erosions in mucosal linings" wherever it passes.

My daughter was diagnosed with UC a few years ago and had trouble for a long time. She is mostly vegetarian so not sure if that would help you.
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:44 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I worked with someone who had UC. He said as soon as he went on Nexium, he noticed a big difference in his UC symptoms and they gradually disappeared. I guess it heals "erosions in mucosal linings" wherever it passes.

My daughter was diagnosed with UC a few years ago and had trouble for a long time. She is mostly vegetarian so not sure if that would help you.
I guess it'll be a while before I figure out what can put it into remission. Sorry for your daughter.
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:51 AM
 
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Contact the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. Lots of great info available. Best of luck.

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Old 01-12-2011, 01:45 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Contact the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. Lots of great info available. Best of luck.

CCFA.org: Home
This is a great resource. Thank you very much.
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