Apparently, it's a higher dosage for PSC, lower dosage for PBC. Since Ive been on it, my liver enzyme tests are normal...except for the cholesterol, which seemed to be another symptom of PSC...
I'd still totally nix the ERCP, even though they may do them daily. Unless you have a blockage...maybe...but not for just a look-see with the possible side effects. Oh, and if they put a stent in...you have to have another ERCP to have it removed...
Not good enough for a fatal (but not terminal) disease....that's autoimmue and can quicken on its own with a trigger that could have been avoided.
Wow, can you tell I don't support them?
I do, however, suspect/believe that keeping one's UC controlled as well as possible can help in keeping the psc quiet/from progressing.
Do the homework...and if you believe you've done enough...do more. At least arm yourself with enough questions to make an informed decision at the options available. URSO is a bile acid, and at least will help keep the bile free flowing.
Oh..don't know if Milk thistle is a extremely helpful...I'm taking it anyway.
Just don't drink to any excess...or often.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~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 !!!