Thank you Sue.
It just seems that everything he has mentioned to me, and everything I have read on each of the forums ...we both are leaning to the UC.
I just feel they haven't been agressive enough.
"Be sure your husband is 100% candid and
his symptoms. There is no 100% proof positive test for either CC or UC so patient symptoms play a huge role in identifying which disease it is. "
I believe we have been very
everything!, even suggestions. And we have been very compliant.
The secretary at his DR office said there is blood work that can diagnose the CD, but most ins. won't cover it unless the results are positive. Has anyone heard of such a thing? We called our insurance company and it's covered, but the sec. said they can't run the test unless we are willing to pay if the ins. doesn't. It's a $500 test. Of course, since the ins. co. said they would pay, we said yes, but then he was feeling better, and it was all brushed under the rug. This was during his first flare.
I have read that an upper GI should be done, and they never tested for parasites, they haven't done much besides the colonoscopy and testing meds.
Husband Diagnosed CD 7/06:
secretary, cook, researcher, housekeeper, wife, nurse, comforter, etc.
and loving every minute of it!
He was taking:
Canasa 1000mg, nightly, no change with or without
Colazal 2250mg 3x a day
Entocort EC 9mg, increased frequency and added night trips to RR
prescribed -6MP but concerns are too many
He is currently taking:
Tramadl, as needed, every 6 hours - this takes off the edge for him
Dicyclomine 10mg as needed, every four hours
1200mg 3Xa day, was too much, 800mg3x a day
Prednisone 40mg taper, tapering near the end
Intestinew, herbal seems to be helping
Centrum multi vitamin
Potassium RX - levels were "dangerously low"