Thanks for the information about
Dr. Galland. I think I will look into getting an appointment with him. By the way, I'm in Freehold, Monmouth County.
I had to push my doctor for blood tests for Vitamin D, B12, Folate, and ferritin because I read these can be low in Crohn's patients due to malabsorption. He finally relented and sure enough, mine were very low. Why don't GI doctors check these things? Shouldn't that be standard? Very frustrating!
Can I ask another question... about
your daughter's colonoscopy... you wrote that she is having no symptoms right now (I am not having symptoms either, just slight LRQ pain) but her colonoscopy showed active Crohn's... what did it show? My last colonoscopy showed small shallow ulcers in the rectum and terminal ileum, but I was having symptoms at the time. Were your daughter's positive findings grossly observed or discovered on biopsy?
Thanks for all of your help, what a great resource you are. Please keep us posted on the results of your daughter's tests and her experience with LDN.
Angela, age 43
dx Ulcerative Proctitis 2008 after colonoscopy
dx Crohn's 2009 after small capsule endoscopy
Symptoms on and off for more than 10 years
Currently taking no medications
Gluten-free, dairy-free, low sugar diet
VSL/probiotics, MorEPA, B Vitamins, Folic acid, Vit C, Vit D, Turmeric, Ginger, Selenium, Mushroom