It wouldn't be IBD in the lungs, it would be an IBD-related manifestation of the lungs.
EXCELLENT article pb4!
Welcome to the forum ibd in the lungs.
I do hope you'll be able to get with the specialist who can diagnose you with exactly what you have.
Have you for sure been checked out for cystic fibrosis?
I discussed this with my doc a while ago because another IBD member had brought up the fact she had IBD-related lung disease other than asthma.
My doc stated there is a mesalamine/mesalazine influenced lung disease...but it doesn't seem the case with you.
I do hope you are able to get a definitive diagnosis other than just IBD-related lung disease.
Please keep us posted with any information as to how you're doing.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~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 ....zymactive 3 - 5x 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 !!!