Thank you for posing this question....I am very interested in the responses as hubby has it too. The Dr wanted to wait until the prednisone was weaned off totally and our cruise is over with before starting him on his regimine for treatment. I also had a blood test done to see if I also have it. If so we will both start the treatment simultaneously. We see her Feb 4th and I will now have your info and others' responses to be more prepared with.
(I am especially annoyed as this was discovered in July 06 by a different doctor from an endoscopy and LEFT UNTREATED unbeknownst to us. The Mayo Clinic Dr discovered it when examining his records and asked us to be sure to follow up on it to see if by chance he was treated and we forgot which I doubted. Untreated it doesn't go away as we now know. I am certainly ticked off as this would have been treated and done and gone away with long before the UC stuff occurred. Now to have to be on a bunch of additional meds to rid him of this and maybe mess with the progress of his UC definitely has me very angry. I am praying that these meds don't put him in a real tailspin.)
One big question for the HW community with experience relating to this is the Pro Biotic issue and trying to keep a balance of the gut flora that might be compromised by the anti biotics????
61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07 Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days. 150mg Imuran
Zero mg prednisone 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, fiber capsule 1x day, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 40 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month