Nope not in a long time... I've actually gotten worse since I had my scope, I'm just wondering if the prep irritated things more. I go in next Monday to find out the biopsy results and see how it's really looking. He wanted to try out Lialda (since it's the only 5ASA I haven't tried) before resorting to Remicade but he said since I have had to take prednisone several times a year every year since I've been diagnosed that I would most likely have to be put on Remicade at some point. He did also mention surgery as being an option so, I'm thinking of asking him for a surgical consult referral, just to actually talk to a surgeon, not to schedule anything yet.
I would really like to do it while I'm young and relatively healthy, and I'm really just tired of dealing with it and letting it ruin everything! The idea of waking up after surgery and feeling disease free is the best thing I've ever heard and I'm getting to the point where I'm ready for it.
Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) diagnosed at age 15; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use.
Trying out Lialda, 2 pills/day