My amylase and lipase levels were off the wall when I was admitted to the hospital in May. Off the wall meaning over two hundred points above the norm. My GI doctor took me off the 6 MP immediately, but the levels returned to normal by the time I was discharged ten days later and guess what? Doc put me back on the 6MP!!! Have had my blood tested twice since June and levels are normal. Could the extensive inflammation could have caused these levels to escalate like that? I was in a doozy of a flare.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Still flaring. Afraid that I am pred dependant. Back on Pred 40 mgm for five days, then taper. Other meds...Colazal, 6MP, Nexium, Cort enemas, Canasa suppository, Benicar, Toprol xl, water pill.
Calcium, Probiotic, Flaxseed oil capsule, multivitamin with Iron
Also have osteoporosis and high blood pressure
Remicade NOT an option. Not a candidate for surgery yet..says surgeon.