Let us know how you do after trying the Prevacid. I wouldn't worry about
the possibilities of CD just yet...and regarding UC...well it's always possible in an indirect way, but it's always easy to connect something that's obvious.
The internist did give it a fair shot regarding meds...since nothing worked, even the pred or allergy med...I'd still lean towards reflux.
Oh, have you yet seen an ENT? If not, I would put that on your list. The both times I saw mine, the tube down the nose to see what was going on defintely gave the diagnosis. Once infection in the larynx, the other time reflux. Who'd've thunk?
All our health issues are subjective..while it's good to keep things in perspective, using others as a measuring stick for yourself can be more stressful.
Hope you have improvement soon,
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 5th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate)....1 each @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (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 !!!