I was given stool tests, blood tests and endoscopy in 2002 because of so much diarreha. All the test came out negative, except when he took a biopsy of my colon durning the endoscopy, he said it showed microscopic colitis, put me on 12 asacol tablets a day for a month. Everything went away and didnt have another problem till September this year. This was after being under great stress with mother in law having cancer, being hospitalized 2 months, being there daily, all day, and into the night. Not eating, or eating very little. She passed away august 10 2005 and September 1, i started with constant diarreha, and it was like that for 3 weeks before i contacted my Gastro doc again. Went in, and he talked to me in length about what was going on, at that time, i was dehydrated and had lost the weight. He, told to give him stool samples, and he did, 12 different tests on those. All came back negative including c-diff, parasite etc. He then did blood tests they came back okay. He said, they had been having good luck with patients on entocort ec with IBS-D. So thats why he was putting me on it. And it did work, first pill i took, the diarreha stopped. And didnt have anymore till, January 2006. No, i havent had an endoscopy done. im56yr old female and he said he did the colonscopy both small and large bowl. I have only had one incident this time of being awakened in the night with a bowel movement. And can go several days without diarrea, but when i do, its like not formed but watery. just brown water. I cant afford more tests right now, i have no insurance. And cant get insurance. So, thats my dilema i guess.
im trying to make it without the entocort ec, although i do have some. I do have bloating, and gas and rumbling of my stomach alot.
In 2002 yes, he diagnosed me with MC, my problem is when i went back this time, he said it was IBS-D. Now do you understand why im so confused???? I guess thats what im trying ask,because in 2005 he said it is IBS-D
Thanks, thats a good idea, im calling him monday, to get the results of my last blood tests. The one he took when he gave me the entocort, we of everything, CBC, Liver, Thyroid and Anemia. They all came back fine. So, one week ago when he refilled my Entocort ec, i had to have another blood test this time, just liver enzymes. Havent heard a word, so im calling him MOnday Morning, and fine out WHAT im being treated for!!!! Thanks so much ALLLL of YOU!!!!
No, i took an 8 week course of it, and took my last pill, december 14,2005. But January 2, 2006 i started having diarreha again. So called my gastro doc, and he refilled it again, taking 1-3mg pill a day for another 30 days, also i had to go and get a blood test again for liver enzymes routine, he said. I took 3 of the pills and then stopped!! It stopped the diarreha, for several days, and ive been doing other things to try and control the diarreha now without the pills BECAUSE entocort ec is NOT a maintance medicine. But for sure, im calling my Gasto doc MONDAY morning to find out, if he it treating me for microscopic colitis or IBS, becaues he told me IBS this second time. IN 2002 when i had the scope down, he took biopsises and said it came back microscopic colitis. I took asacol then, iguess becuase entocort wasnt around yet? i dont really know, but i know when i went in this time,, he called it ibs