Calling all Vets! How do you treat severe inflammation?

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   Posted 9/19/2007 2:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so gi says gotta get the inflammation down in the ti asap to avoid scarring the other says no remicade could cause strictures if you get the inflammation down too quickly.  So I remain on pentasa, entocort and xifaxan.  Also since I had cdiff last July but my tests have been negative one wants to put me on remicade for fear it will come back!  How do you treat severe inflammation in the ti?  Prednsione??? 

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   Posted 9/19/2007 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Chris I have had severe CD DX and yep it was the pred for me to start things I don't know for you where you are on other meds. Hopefully those that have it in the ti will get back to you. Feel better soon. lol gail

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   Posted 9/19/2007 3:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Prednisone for severe inflammation.

I would try Imuran too, right along side it.

As you get things back under control, look into Entocort, or push for Remicade, maybe Humira, depending on what YOU want.

I had heard of remicade making strictures that were already there worse, maybe, but doctors are not sure...

Not heard of it actually causing a stricture, but am interested in knowing more about remicade.

Take Care
CD dx @ 13 (1987)
Prednisone 15mg every other day
Imuran 150mg day
Pain Meds

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   Posted 9/19/2007 8:57 PM (GMT -7)   
No processed food whatsoever when I have very bad inflammation.
Lots of chamomile tea, probiotics, and a soft mushy diet including, well cooked veggies with butter, goat yogurt, natural organic juices, honey sweetened tea and coffee, aloe vera gel/juice, stuff like that.
I haven't been on pred in over a year now.

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   Posted 9/20/2007 2:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Chris, I think you need to find a new Gastro doctor. One that is more caring. I am doing both
Remicade and Imuran they both help me.
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 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
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   Posted 9/23/2007 7:45 PM (GMT -7)   
remicade saved me after a year of suffering with perianal abcsesses and fistulas, but it did cause a stricture in my illium and i ended up needing a re-section. i still wouldnt change anything because my quality of life after the remicade was unbelievable. i couldnt get out of bed before, and i havent had a problems with abcesses or fistuals since i started remicade almost 2 years ago. i stopped treatment after my re-section, and now, over a year later im having my first flare up with a new abcsess and mutliple fistulas. trying to get back onto remicade...or maybe try humira.
my las colonoscopy showed no intestinal inflamation, so there wouldnt be anything that would heal up from remicade to cause another stricture.
this is all way too complicated.
good luck!

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   Posted 9/23/2007 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I am sorry to interject on a different subject, but I am trying to find someone who might be able to answer some questions for me. I was just diagnosed 12 days ago, though I think I have had this forEVER!! I think it went undiagnosed, because I am gathering that it effects me differently from most patients.
36 yr. old mom of two sweetie pies... first grade teacher

Olive J
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   Posted 9/23/2007 11:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Shelbyjo, I was undiagnosed for 3 years, and I know its not fun. You are wellcome to ask your questions.
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