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#195087 - 01/18/11 04:46 PM Re: [Sticky] Women Only Forum [Re: asgirl]
crazedmom Offline
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Registered: 01/10/11
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Loc: san diego, california
Just an update on me, I went to the link asgirl recommended and printed a ton of info out. This was 6 days ago,I have been eating much better, who would of thought healthy food can taste good too, lol. I have noticed an increase in my metabolism cause i am not falling asleep so early. The Olive oil is pretty awesome too, although my grandmother is diabetic and she tried a tbsp and her blood sugar was through the roof. For me it just seems to lube up the works and no straining anymore if ya catch my drift. ;-) I haven't noticed any pain difference yet but as of last night my "aunt flow" showed up so right now isn't a good time to judge. That link had much helpful info, thanks!
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I am 35 years old diagnosed with AS at age 30, pain started when i was 18. I also have chronic iritis,and high iop. I have an tube shunt and plate installed in my eye as of 11-4-11 to release the pressure of 58 in my eye,only to get a decrease of 10 and still have to use drops.
diclofinac 75 mg 2 times a day
flexerol or soma as needed
vicodin,and ultram as needed
pred-forte as needed for iritis
dorzolamide hydrochloride-timolol for high eye pressure

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#195136 - 01/19/11 04:43 AM Re: [Sticky] Women Only Forum [Re: crazedmom]
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Loc: Kentucky
Crazed,

I am so happy to hear that you found the site helpful. If you stick to it you might find as you clean out more and more toxins from your body you might feel better and better. Also, if you ever need any other resources, let me know, or if you find a best practice or a fave recipe, add it to my thread in the alternative/diet section. I am hoping that we can all find things that help us cope.

Beware of the flax seed, too much too fast and you will regret it, I started with 1/2 tbsp each day. As for the no more straining, keep this up, and you will also be as regular as clockwork, with no strain at all.

Happy eating!!

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AS Dx'd Feb'11 symptoms for 2-3 years
GERD & IBSD 10+ years
Asthma 25+ years
Spondylolisthesis 2+ years
Hypersomnia

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#197517 - 02/10/11 10:07 PM Re: [Sticky] Women Only Forum [Re: asgirl]
crazedmom Offline
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Loc: san diego, california
Well I can say i am doing good, down 10 lbs for the first month! I have a little more energy, unfortunately no relief for my AS yet but I know everything I am doing is great for my overall health.
I had Iritis through Christmas in one eye and as soon as it ended it started in the other eye, and of course my back flares up at the same time so...Not a party, but I am heading down the right path now.Thanks for caring. :-)
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I am 35 years old diagnosed with AS at age 30, pain started when i was 18. I also have chronic iritis,and high iop. I have an tube shunt and plate installed in my eye as of 11-4-11 to release the pressure of 58 in my eye,only to get a decrease of 10 and still have to use drops.
diclofinac 75 mg 2 times a day
flexerol or soma as needed
vicodin,and ultram as needed
pred-forte as needed for iritis
dorzolamide hydrochloride-timolol for high eye pressure

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#202326 - 03/22/11 01:14 PM Re: [Sticky] Women Only Forum [Re: crazedmom]
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Loc: san diego, california
Ok down 20 lbs, 2 sizes, 2 bra sizes (not happy about the bra thing) and my AS has cooled off a bit as well as the Iritis, but that could be coincidence. Also when i started it took me 1 hour and 30 minutes to climb up 1000 feet 3.75 mile dirt hike and i did it yesterday in 48 minutes! I am moving right along.. Just had to share cause I know my AS peeps care.
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I am 35 years old diagnosed with AS at age 30, pain started when i was 18. I also have chronic iritis,and high iop. I have an tube shunt and plate installed in my eye as of 11-4-11 to release the pressure of 58 in my eye,only to get a decrease of 10 and still have to use drops.
diclofinac 75 mg 2 times a day
flexerol or soma as needed
vicodin,and ultram as needed
pred-forte as needed for iritis
dorzolamide hydrochloride-timolol for high eye pressure

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#202327 - 03/22/11 01:23 PM Re: [Sticky] Women Only Forum [Re: crazedmom]
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Registered: 05/19/08
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Loc: Cincinnati, OH
Wow, that is an awesome change in just 2 months! You go girl! I had to look back at your first post in this thread, if you were a DDD before and a D now, that is nothing to be bummed about, your back (AS or not!) will thank you through the years! So which dietary changes have you stuck with?
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Jen, 42, happy partner of James and Moma to Evan, 14, & Lucy, 12.5 (Crohn's dx @ age 3; on Remicade since April 2010.) I take piroxicam, Flexeril, & Nucynta ER nightly. 3 anti-TNFs didn't pan out for me.

"Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance." -- Hippocrates

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#202329 - 03/22/11 01:55 PM Re: [Sticky] Women Only Forum [Re: JenInCincy]
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Awesome congrats!! Keep it up!

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#202352 - 03/22/11 04:30 PM Re: [Sticky] Women Only Forum [Re: michelly]
crazedmom Offline
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Loc: san diego, california
Thanks ladies, I have stuck to not eating after 7,that is my biggest weakness. And for a snack I eat coco roasted almonds ( almost no salt in these) or raw nuts, fruit or veggies. I also have been eating a ton of beans. And of course nothing fried, I made non-fried chicken enchiladas and they were Sooo delicious!
The size d would be nice Jen if they weren't pancakes, lol.
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I am 35 years old diagnosed with AS at age 30, pain started when i was 18. I also have chronic iritis,and high iop. I have an tube shunt and plate installed in my eye as of 11-4-11 to release the pressure of 58 in my eye,only to get a decrease of 10 and still have to use drops.
diclofinac 75 mg 2 times a day
flexerol or soma as needed
vicodin,and ultram as needed
pred-forte as needed for iritis
dorzolamide hydrochloride-timolol for high eye pressure

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#202386 - 03/22/11 09:58 PM Re: [Sticky] Women Only Forum [Re: crazedmom]
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Registered: 05/19/08
Posts: 13279
Loc: Cincinnati, OH
LOL @ pancakes! do you have kids? if so, blame them!!!!!

I'm very impressed with you sticking to such good choices, I know from experience it can be done but it is HARD and you have to be motivated. Keep up the awesome work!! And make a trip to Victoria's Secret wink
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Jen, 42, happy partner of James and Moma to Evan, 14, & Lucy, 12.5 (Crohn's dx @ age 3; on Remicade since April 2010.) I take piroxicam, Flexeril, & Nucynta ER nightly. 3 anti-TNFs didn't pan out for me.

"Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance." -- Hippocrates

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#202411 - 03/23/11 10:05 AM Re: [Sticky] Women Only Forum [Re: JenInCincy]
crazedmom Offline
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Registered: 01/10/11
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Loc: san diego, california
Thanks Jen, yes 2 kids, already blamed them hahaha. Victoria's secret sounds fun, never purchased from there before cause they don't carry over size 14. But soon i hope to be a 14 or lower!
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I am 35 years old diagnosed with AS at age 30, pain started when i was 18. I also have chronic iritis,and high iop. I have an tube shunt and plate installed in my eye as of 11-4-11 to release the pressure of 58 in my eye,only to get a decrease of 10 and still have to use drops.
diclofinac 75 mg 2 times a day
flexerol or soma as needed
vicodin,and ultram as needed
pred-forte as needed for iritis
dorzolamide hydrochloride-timolol for high eye pressure

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#207928 - 05/14/11 04:58 PM Re: [Sticky] Women Only Forum [Re: asgirl]
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Registered: 05/14/11
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Loc: Raleigh, NC
Hi, Ladies,
I have both Spondylitis and Reactive Arthritis or Reiter's Syndrome and have had unbelievable bladder and urethral issues for the 2 years. Since starting Simponi, it is much better. And the urologists cannot seem to decide if the feeling of the porcupine living and squirming in my bladder is the AS/Reactive Arthritis or if it is Interstitial Cystitis. I am wondering if any of you ladies have similar bladder and urethral issues if pain like a porcupine squirming around ... Or perhaps a jellyfish stinging the inside of the bladder and sending stingers down the urethra. Please respond if you have any input. I would greatly appreciate any.
Thanks,
Mama_Quay
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