Long story short, is there a veteran out there who has any suggestions for some relief?
Any suggestions about ruling CD or UC?
My husband (40) has been diagnosed with CD on symptoms. Blood, pain and d.
Nothing seems to help....Colazol, Canasa, Entocort, currently on Asacol and Prednisone.
An herbalist headed us in a different direction saying it was a prostate infection radiating into abdomen. After a week of Pygeum he added hamamelis virg. and a week from that, on both, no results. (no history of prostate symptoms anyway, but we are grasping at straws here)
The Dr has only done colonoscopy and said "looks like hamburger meat in there" and other than that has only prescribed meds and said "try this, if it works...." He started with Cipro., Flagil, and I don't remember what else...(with first flare in 2006)
Symptoms with both bad flares are d approx.6X a day with blood. Some days more blood, some days less. Severe pain lower left descending colon. Weak, tired, and shakey on "bad" days.
Entocort increased d to 8-10X daily and waking in the night. Off Entocort stopped that.
He has had minor flare "on and off" since 2006 that he didn't tell me about until this bad one.
First bad flare in 2006, gradually got better with Prednisone over 2 months. This time nothing is helping. We are on a roller coaster.
His blood pressure is high from the steroids, and his potassium in "dangerously low" because of the d ...along with sleep apnea, risk of heart attack? - ya
He is now taking Asacol 800mg 3xdaily, vicodon tramadl or dicyclomine as often as needed (as often as safe), Prednisone, RX potassium, started today on Intestinew(herbal), Calcium, multi-vitamin and Tums at bed time.
We have reduced gassy foods, reduced wheat, started today eliminating dairy(this is a hard one!), and eliminated fried greasy food.
He is contemplating Remicade.
Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
d12-87, c11-93, k11-89, s12-95