pseudo membraneous colitis

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jblue65
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   Posted 9/29/2008 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone heard of this? I had my colonscopy today and the doctor said I have moderate to severe colitis all over my colon and that it looks like pseudo membraneous colitis--- so he took biopsies and I will see him in two weeks.
 
If it is PMC ( not to confuse with PMS- lol), antiobiotics are a course of treatment.
What do you all think????
Jackie, 43

Pancolitis, DX Jan. 07

Lexapro, colazal 3x3, Sythroid, Protonix, Rowasa suspension

Remicade 10th infusion- Sept. 30th


quincy
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   Posted 9/29/2008 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
in conjunction with UC, you need to be treated asap.
Clostridium Difficile (c.diff) is nasty and can be very serious if not treated.
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudomembranous_colitis

sucks you have that....what med is he putting you on?

q


*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  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 !!!
 


jujub
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   Posted 9/29/2008 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
PMC is caused by infection, so treatment with antibiotics is appropriate. The sooner the better.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
 
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jblue65
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   Posted 9/29/2008 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Well he is waiting for the results before he puts me on anything.
Tomorrow I have a Remicade infusion and I am still taking Colazal and doing the Rowasa enemas...
Jackie, 43

Pancolitis, DX Jan. 07

Lexapro, colazal 3x3, Sythroid, Protonix, Rowasa suspension

Remicade 10th infusion- Sept. 30th


jblue65
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   Posted 9/29/2008 4:16 PM (GMT -6)   

Quincy-

 

Thanks for the link -- wow sounds serious... I did take antibiotics about the same time that I started this flare but before that I don't remember. I know that last October 07 I was in the hospital and they gave me metrodinazole (sp) just in case it was an infection. I am pretty sure they tested me and it was negative.

 

Oh well---either way, doctor wants to wait before he sends me to surgeon, since he says the colon was not as bad as he had expected. He labeled the UC moderate (7 on scale of 10)- It is all over so the dx of pancolitis stills stands.

Guys thanks for all your comments and expertise.

 

 


Jackie, 43

Pancolitis, DX Jan. 07

Lexapro, colazal 3x3, Sythroid, Protonix, Rowasa suspension

Remicade 10th infusion- Sept. 30th


jujub
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   Posted 9/29/2008 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Jackie, be sure the people where you get your Remicade are aware of this. Usually if you have an infection they don't want to give Remi, although this could be a different situation.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
 
Co-Moderator UC Forum
Please remember to consult your health care provider when making health-related decisions.

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