mild inflammation can spread quite nicely without us having symptoms....and the symptoms for IBS could be the same.
Usually while in remission, one should be on some sort of maintenance med...
The colonscopy isn't soooo bad. You could ask for light meds to have you watching the monitor.
What clean-out are you having?
The norm for UCers with no precancer, etc is about
3 years. With any abnormal cells would be yearly. With a history of cancer, it would be yearly as well I would think.
The purge can cause some inflammation, so the doctors take that into consideration.
Do get a copy of your report when you see the doc. You should also get a copy of the report from 10 years ago.
What meds are you on at this time?
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!