Thanks for the info above. Maybe because the Imuran has taken hold and done a lot of good so far hubby seems to be tolerating this well. That was my main concern. We are making sure we take more acidophilus than usual to keep the pro biotic end of things in balance. So far no D for him and as I said he is feeling even better at least at the moment. I told him in the beginning to be very intuned if it even looks like he might be regressing and going towards a flare to immediately call the Dr.
Me..........well I'll give it a few more days before calling the Dr. I'm just aggravated as I didn't even know I had this and was feeling fine.
This H Pylori business was diagnosed from an endoscopy of my husband in July 05 and overlooked. We were not even aware one of us had it and subsequently passed it to the other. Who knows I could have had it first and gave it to him. Nevertheless we are now in the throes of having it treated.
I have read all the serious side effects and none of them are happening yet.
It just blows my mind to go from what I thought was healthy to this. Since it can be passed to one another. If he stays on it with no problem and these annoyances don't get any worse then I'll stick it out as I want to be rid of it too so I'm on the same course as he is. This seems to be the drug regimine most used to eradicate it and Lord knows I want this gone.
Once you eliminate this can you get this again????? We are due for a breath test the end of March and if it is negative which we hope do we have to worry about
this in the future? (Would like to know where the heck we got it to begin with...lol)
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