Entocort for left side Crohn's?

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FunGuy
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   Posted 2/8/2010 11:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I have mostly left side Crohn's and started Entocort today..  Has anyone found this medication helpful for left side CD?  I started to feel quite a bit better about an hour after the first dose.  I don't think it is phsycological as I did not expect that result.  Could be just the old prednisone energy boost but....
 
Has entocort helped your left sided CD?

Valerie3
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   Posted 2/9/2010 5:26 AM (GMT -7)   
As far as I know, Entocort really only helps the right side of your colon and your small intestines. This isn't from my personal experience, but it isn't supposed to help left sided Crohn's.

FunGuy
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   Posted 2/9/2010 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks I read that it is for ascending colon but i just wonder if it has helped any in the descending colon
 


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   Posted 2/9/2010 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't think it's likely to help left sided.
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.


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Samik83
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   Posted 3/7/2010 11:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I thought Entocort was going to be the cure-all. My Crohn's is left-sided and it didn't work for me. Tapering off, and I think I'm experiencing headaches from it. I also used Humira and it stopped working in August. I'm on azothaprine, asacol 3 pills 3 times a day and sulfasalizine. Nothing is working. I used to take Remicade and I only took it because I had a fistula but no active disease and it didn't close the fistula--I had rectal flap advancement which was a miricale. So I don't know if the Remicade will work. Anyone have similar experience/advice? I refuse to take prednisone because of all the side effects even though it was the only drug that seamed to work. I have a 4 cm stricture on the left side. Sometimes I'm constipated, sometimes, diarreah and a lot of gas.

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Levi
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   Posted 3/8/2010 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I can attest that it should help left sided Crohn's patients. I was initially diagnosed with UC up 25 cm (not even to the descending colon) and it helped me tremendously, overnight.
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