Hi everybody! I need some help. I was diagnosed with pancolitis almost 2 weeks ago, and was released from the hospital a little more then a week ago. My doctor put me on Prednisone, Mesalamine, and Protonix (Pentoprazole). I'm also taking some supplements.

(Omega 3 and iron) But I'm taking them for me, the doctor didn't say I had to. I'm still bleeding sometimes, and I'm definitely still having diarrhea (Sorry, TMI!) Mostly going in the morning. I want to start over and go slowly from broths to regular foods to see what works and what doesn't, and I have been keeping a food diary. But that's just a little extra information. My main concern is maybe taking the supplements are slowing the process of my healing down. Does anybody take Omega 3 and iron and have problems with it? Thanks in advance!

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Answered 1 year ago    reply

My doctor ordered me off my vitamins and supplements for now. He had told me it is better to let the inflammation heal before starting back on them. I noticed nearly immediate improvement with the steroid treatment but they started me on steroid IVs, then put me to 40mg oral. Dosing down and currently on 15 mgs. I also believe the mesalamine is helping, seems once I switched to Lialda versus the other one I started on (clear pill with four brown pills inside was the first version). I haven't had the blood in stool since I was in the hospital (10/20-10/26 stay), but I have had bouts of loose stool and still feel the pain of inflammation. Started remicade last week, going for week 2 infusion next week. I know we are all different, but be careful of some of the broths. I had a vegetable broth from the hospital that aggravated my flare - it was too seasoned.

Answered 1 year ago    reply

Will do! I'll lay off the supplements for a day or two to see if it has any effect. Thank you for the helpful input

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