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    Quote Originally Posted by myrosiedog View Post

    I also take a great supplement my MD TCM reccomende and while I take it, my pain recedes. But I've gotten off of it and it comes back, so I know its working. It's also cleared up the IBS.
    It's called UltraInflamX and its a shake you make. It also suggests getting off soy products, milk, dairy, wheat and gluten products to help with the pain.

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    Where do you get the UltraInflamX? Is it perscription? Right now I am also dealing with what I think is a peptic ulcer and IBS. IBS has been ongoing for years. My Dr. has me on Pentasa (8 pills a day- $60.00 a month) and it's not working. This is to clear up my colon ulcers. I'm just sick and tired of being bloated, having a grumly tummy, then having to rush to the bathroom with explosive bowel movements, and pain by my belly button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimzy View Post
    As someone with a compromised immune system...
    Hi Mimzy I have a compromised immune system too! Actually, I don't have one at all anymore. I have hypogammagobulinemia and get an IV every six weeks. Do you have to do that? Needles suck but that's all they can do for me. Here's what I found on UltraInflamX.l I'm going to look for some this weekend.

    UltraInflamX™ (Regular Flavor)
    Nutritional Support for Inflammation Management

    Product #: UL063-meta
    Size: 25.7 oz. - 14 servings
    Contents: Regular Flavor
    Are You Challenged By: Inflammation Arthritis
    Inflammatory conditions of the skin, intestines, joint and soft tissues
    Auto-Immune Dysfunctions Asthma
    Chronic Pain Syndromes?

    UltraInflamX™ is an extremely pure, hypo-allergenic medical food specifically designed to dietarily support individuals with inflammation, pain syndromes and auto-immune imbalances.

    Therapies for allergies, inflammation, pain, arthritis, asthma, fibromyalgia and related conditions are greatly enhanced and activated with the regular and proper use of UltraInflamX™. With appropriate use, it can be safely and successfully consumed with most other remedies and protocols for these conditions.

    Recommendations: Blend, shake, or briskly stir two level scoops into eight ounces of chilled water or juice.

    Form: 25.7 oz. (728 g) Powder Container (original) (14 servings); 25.7 oz. (728 g) Powder Container (chocolate orange) (14 servings)

    Warnings: Excess vitamin A intake may be toxic and may increase the risk of birth defects. Pregnant women and women who may become pregnant should not exceed 5,000 IU of pre-formed vitamin A (retinyl acetate or retinyl palmitate) per day. It is also recommended that children under four should not regularly consume more than 2,500 IU per day.
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    About the Homeopathic medicine - Calcarer Carb. - I find that the tablet works better and faster then pellet. So try and get tablets.
    myrosiedog - also try B12 shots.
    stinkerbell - I had horrid IBS that was caused by an disorder of the nervous system. I was started on 100mg. of Neurotin. Then slowly moved up to a split dose of 1,800 mg. daily. It saved my life! Most wonderful doctor in the world did research for this. His understanding was that up to 80% of normal IBS people could be helped. It took a year for any real benefit but I felt the difference right away. Amazing what can happen when a doctor will find the cause not just treat symptoms! I was in such bad shape. I now take the generic form. Try and keep a food diary. You have to find out if any foods are effecting you. Then get off all the nasty "treat the symptom" drugs [gut meds, pain killers] I had figured out long before that these made me worse. And doctors love to push the pain killers! I'm very allergic to all that stuff [even Novocain] They can't get it that I can't and will not take them. You should have seen the stuff that they gave me after I had my tonsils out. [I could have started a nice little drug business!] First week after was rough but I got through it. And without a drop of any hard drug. [sorry for the rant] Not that I don't have bad days but now I can live.
    MissKitty - The UltraInflamX™ sound very interesting! I'll have to look into it. I have allergies that restrict me from a lot of stuff. Thanks for the idea!
    My immune system trouble now is behind me. So I'm off all the treatments! See above for why I'm better. It took so many years for things to be treated and then recovering from the fall out of all that. First thing I did after the " all clear" was to have my tonsils out. Now I'm doing much better.
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    Miss Kitty: Thanks for posting about the UltraInflamX info.

    The stuff has helped me tremendously for all aspects of problems from my chronic fatigue, pain, IBS, upper respiratory. I was first told about it for my fibromyalgia and IBS.

    And it tastes good. Kind of gritty but you get used to it. It's packed with vitamins, minerals, protien and other good for you stuff. I get the chocolate orange flavor. I have noticed that you do need to really shake it up. (I have the Magic Bullet food mixer thing which is perfect), but you can't let it sit or it separates and it gets really "muddy and gritty". So I make it and drink it quickly.

    I found I cannot drink milk as that causes horrible IBS symptoms. MSG does as well. The rice milk is great. The UltraInflamX guide tells you not to drink soy milk or use soy products, wheat or gluten products, milk or dairy products, etc. as they can also inflame the system. I just cut out milk and have noticed a huge difference. Now I actually like the rice milk.

    I get the UltraInflamX from my MD TCM, but you can order it online and you can buy it at health food stores. It is expensive, but worth it. I only do one shake a day. They reccomend 2, but one has been all I need.

    Mimzy: I take B-12 shots for chronic anemia and have for years.

    Queenb: thanks for your info too.

    stinkerbell: I took neurontin and did not see much effect, but I was on a much lower dosage than you. I have heard of others taking a huge dose like you do and it working, so wonder if my doctor should have kept me on it and just increased the dosage. I was prescribed it for fibromyalgia.

    But IBS and Fibromyalgia oftentimes go hand in hand, I am finding out.

    As for the IBS: I went from taking 8-10 imodium a day and 2-4 tbsp of kaopectake and still going to the bathroom about 4-6 times a day to having a regular "movement". Sorry, I know that may be TMI. But those that suffer IBS know that they'd do anything to be "normal/regular". And the UltraInflamX has done it for me. And I don't have to keep taking all that other bad for you junk like imodium, etc.

    As for the UTI: I have had 1/2 gallon of cranberry juice since yesterday and I took 2 of my water pills, so I have been going like crazy and hoping that flushes it out.
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    Thanks mimzy. myrosiedog I have a Magic Bullet too . Boy we are a sick little group here aren't we I used to take B12 shots every day for at least six months. I was on so many things, I don't really know what helped and what didn't. .
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    Quote Originally Posted by misskitty View Post
    Thanks mimzy. myrosiedog I have a Magic Bullet too . Boy we are a sick little group here aren't we
    Just keep trucking...
    Well I was ok until I hit 40 and then it was downhill. Sort of the snowball effect as well, it just kept getting worse and more kept happening like needing glasses and yearly mammograms and all the other fun stuff you have to do over 40. Getting older is no fun sometimes, but on the other hand, I have more wisdom and maturity. But I think that what I did in my youth has caught up with me. That and having weight loss surgery that was not done correctly and has caused me a lot of health issues. I am having that fixed in march after 8 years and hopefully some of the problems I have will clear up. Fingers crossed.

    But yeah, you do have to keep on truckin. But I should have appreciated my youth and health more back then. But I do think being older and wiser is the better trade off.

    I got the magic bullet for Christmas and it has been my FAVORITE thing EVER. I use it for soooooo much. I don't know how I lived without it. Don't drink anymore but keep looking at it wishing I could make a nice frozen margarita.
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    We do seem to find each other! My trouble started by 13. I'm only 33 now - the worsted is hopefully behind me. I can't think about the age thing catching me, but I feel it coming. I felt this old by the time I was 15, just in more daily pain. And the keep trucking comment is so correct! Moment by moment by! Good health.

    Not sure what post it was but one of mine got bumped - somehow got color? So if anyone wants me to repeat anything, let me know. Not that what I said was so stunning!
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    Does anyone have an experience personally with Parkinson's Disease? My dad was diagnosed with early symptoms (slight tremor in left arm and slight drag on left foot) and was taking a low dose of Mirapex. He saw a specialist earlier this month and he said to up the dosage (he was taken a "token dose" per the specialist), to 1/2-1 mg. He is feeling depressed and we are not sure if it's the Mirapex or the fact that he has PD and feels he is just going to get worse. I did some research on the web and found that SAMe (S-adenosylmethionine) helps in some cases of PD Depression. Does anyone know anything about this? Thanks in advance.

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    I'm sorry I don't know much about PD, but I have heard that SAM-e does help some people with depression of any kind. It was banned for awhile up here in Canada, but is now available in select shops. Sorry I can't be of more help.
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    No problem - thanks MissKitty. Actually I found out about SAM-e b/c my vet recommended it for my dog (a Boxer) who has elevated liver enzymes so they are trying that to see if they can get them regulated.

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