I had IBS for about 30 years but did not have UC at age 56 when I had my first colonoscopy. I was diagnosed last year at age 67. I believe a long term of using Amoxicillin for infection of the mouth triggered mine. No one in my family has digestive diseases. I am thankful every day - while fighting this DD that I did not have it when young!
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only few cm. left to heal in rectum - tried Proctofoam for weeks - no luck.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Tried hydrocortisone for two weeks with no change.
2/3/2009 - sigmoidoscopy showed about 30 cm. involved but mild - starting on prednisone only 40 mg. taper on 2/7/2009.