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qwerty1
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   Posted 3/13/2009 3:34 AM (GMT -6)   
This may sound like a really stupid question to ask but - I was under the impression that Ulcerative Colitis is the collective name for the whole of the disease...and under this name there are the separate names for which part of the colon are affected. Eg. Proctitis, left sided Colitis, Pancolitis. Is that right?! Its just from reading peoples sigs on this forum and also looking elsewhere on the internet it seems people for example differenciate between the 2, for example - Proctitis and Ulcerative Colitis.
 
Also is there a different between 'Ulcerative Colitis' and 'Colitis'?
 
Thankyou...I'm just a little confused! confused
22 year old female, from the UK.
 
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis Jan '08, Proctosigmoiditis Jan '09.
Hospitalised Jan '09 for IV Hydrocortisone - had no effect!
Hospitalised Fri 27th Feb for a week of IV Hydrocortisone.
  
Currently taking daily: 
40mg Prednisolone tablets
5mg Prednisolone suppositories x 2
1g Mesalazine suppositories x 2 (soon to change to Acetarsol)
2g Mesalazine sachets x 2
Fybogel supplement
Vitamin tablet
Build-up drinks
                             
                             


subdued
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   Posted 3/13/2009 5:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Ulcerative Colitis is a type of Colitis.

There are also Crohn's Colitis, Diversion Colitis, Pancolitis, Ischemic Colitis, Infectious Colitis, Fulminant Colitis, Pseudomembranous Colitis, Collagenous Colitis, Chemical Colitis, Microscopic Colitis, lymphocytic Colitis, Tuberculous and atypical Colitis, and so forth.

Perhaps this forum would have been better named Colitis instead of Ulcerative Colitis, although there is some overlap among the types of Colitis.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission

Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: pro-inflammatory foods, HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)

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qwerty1
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   Posted 3/13/2009 5:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Ah ok that makes more sense...thanks! :-)
22 year old female, from the UK.
 
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis Jan '08, Proctosigmoiditis Jan '09.
Hospitalised Jan '09 for IV Hydrocortisone - had no effect!
Hospitalised Fri 27th Feb for a week of IV Hydrocortisone.
  
Currently taking daily: 
40mg Prednisolone tablets
5mg Prednisolone suppositories x 2
1g Mesalazine suppositories x 2 (soon to change to Acetarsol)
2g Mesalazine sachets x 2
Fybogel supplement
Vitamin tablet
Build-up drinks
                             
                             


subdued
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   Posted 3/13/2009 6:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow! Someone's writing on the board at 4:00AM. Oh, yeah. You're in the U.K.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission

Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: pro-inflammatory foods, HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)


qwerty1
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   Posted 3/13/2009 6:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Yep its 11.20am over here!

22 year old female, from the UK.
 
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis Jan '08, Proctosigmoiditis Jan '09.
Hospitalised Jan '09 for IV Hydrocortisone - had no effect!
Hospitalised Fri 27th Feb for a week of IV Hydrocortisone.
  
Currently taking daily: 
40mg Prednisolone tablets
5mg Prednisolone suppositories x 2
1g Mesalazine suppositories x 2 (soon to change to Acetarsol)
2g Mesalazine sachets x 2
Fybogel supplement
Vitamin tablet
Build-up drinks
                             
                             


Red_34
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   Posted 3/13/2009 6:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Scientifically, there is no overlap of Ulcerative Colitis and Colitis if the diagnosis is definate. Ulcerative colitis is under the umbrella name of IBD and there are only two IBD's within this category. UC and Crohns. All the other types of colitis has a chance of ceasing in the future with possibly the help of medication and/or diet changes. That is not the case with UC nor Crohns - these are lifelong chronic illnesses with no cure. There is also a difference between proctitis and Ulcerated Proctitis. The same differences apply. UP is within the Uc diagnosis, however the person with UP may never end up with UC but a person with UC ALWAYS has UP. Does that make sense?

Proctitis = inflammation in the rectum with no ulceration - curable
Ulcerative Proctitis = inflammation in the rectum with ulceration - not curable
Colitis = inflammation anywhere in the colon with no ulceration - curable
Ulcerative colitis = inflammation in the colon, starting from the rectum and moving upward with ulceration - not curable
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qwerty1
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   Posted 3/13/2009 7:17 AM (GMT -6)   

Yes that makes sense...thanks.

One thing though...Ulcerative Proctitis (my main issue apart from some inflammation also in the Sigmoid) is part of Ulcerative Colitis though right?! Because they are both inflammation in the rectum with the tendency to move upwards.


22 year old female, from the UK.
 
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis Jan '08, Proctosigmoiditis Jan '09.
Hospitalised Jan '09 for IV Hydrocortisone - had no effect!
Hospitalised Fri 27th Feb for a week of IV Hydrocortisone.
  
Currently taking daily: 
40mg Prednisolone tablets
5mg Prednisolone suppositories x 2
1g Mesalazine suppositories x 2 (soon to change to Acetarsol)
2g Mesalazine sachets x 2
Fybogel supplement
Vitamin tablet
Build-up drinks
                             
                             


Red_34
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   Posted 3/13/2009 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
If you have inflammation into the sigmoid then that is Sigmoid proctitis or Sigmoiditis. And yes, it is considered to be in the Uc category.
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qwerty1
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   Posted 3/13/2009 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok..thankyou for your help smilewinkgrin
22 year old female, from the UK.
 
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis Jan '08, Proctosigmoiditis Jan '09.
Hospitalised Jan '09 for IV Hydrocortisone - had no effect!
Hospitalised Fri 27th Feb for a week of IV Hydrocortisone.
  
Currently taking daily: 
40mg Prednisolone tablets
5mg Prednisolone suppositories x 2
1g Mesalazine suppositories x 2 (soon to change to Acetarsol)
2g Mesalazine sachets x 2
Fybogel supplement
Vitamin tablet
Build-up drinks
                             
                             


Red_34
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   Posted 3/13/2009 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
You have to keep in mind though. Not everyone is going to have advancement of their disease. For instance, if someone has Sigmoiditis it doesn't mean it will advance to left sided or Pancolitis. No one really knows why some have that advancement while others don't. I personally think it has to do with several factors such as genetics, severity, medication compliance etc. I started out 16 years ago with UP and it advanced to left sided. But it has never gone beyond that. Now I have mainly have rectal flares but it has the potential of going left sided again because that is where it was at when I was at my worse. And yes, these flares always start at the rectum and move upward.
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC
~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Bentyl, Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Year-round allergies-Singulair, Zyrtec~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections~bulging and herniated discs C5/C6 & C6/C7~3 epidural injections-second series starts 2/17, OA in my fingers -Celebrex, Tylonel Arthritis and Voltaren Gel
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kops2da
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   Posted 3/13/2009 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   

I was first diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - obviously starting in rectum and going up left side 30 cm.  The next colonoscopy doctor called it proctitis (confined to rectum) but later with sigmoid test it showed moved up again 20 cm. 

ElaineNY


 
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Tried all mesalamines and enemas, Canasa, etc.  Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only few cm. left to heal -hydrocortisone enemas 12 days - much worse. Cannot tolerate mesalamine!
2/3/2009 - sigmoidoscopy showed about 30 cm. involved but mild - starting on prednisone only 40 mg. taper on 2/7/2009.
 Feb. 21 - down to 20 mg. - no blood, no pain, no bad side effects so far. Starting 6-MP Feb. 28 along with 20 mg. prednisone. March 9 - spoke too soon - bleeding returned.
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notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 3/13/2009 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
When I got my sigmoidoscopy I had proctitis. I don't think they said ulcerative proctitis. She said something about it having an undetermined cause. Maybe I really have some kind of bug like c.diff. I wish I had insurance so I could get some answers.
Diagnosed with proctitis in March 2007 - Treated with Canasa 2x Daily
Diagnosed with UC December 08 but had symptoms months ago - Treating with Asacol 400mg (9 a day)


kops2da
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   Posted 3/13/2009 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   

c.diff is caused by antibiotic use.  I was tested after symptoms of UC and long term use of amoxicillin.  Negative, thank goodness.

ElaineNY


 
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Tried all mesalamines and enemas, Canasa, etc.  Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only few cm. left to heal -hydrocortisone enemas 12 days - much worse. Cannot tolerate mesalamine!
2/3/2009 - sigmoidoscopy showed about 30 cm. involved but mild - starting on prednisone only 40 mg. taper on 2/7/2009.
 Feb. 21 - down to 20 mg. - no blood, no pain, no bad side effects so far. Starting 6-MP Feb. 28 along with 20 mg. prednisone. March 9 - spoke too soon - bleeding returned.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
 
 
 


notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 3/13/2009 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   

I had 2 surgeries six months apart and had between 7 & 10 days of broadrange antibiotics for each. I always wonder if that caused something to happen. The surgery was quite a while before my symptoms of UP showed up. Maybe it is unrelated.

If you have a bug, how soon do the symptoms usually show up? Can you progressively get worse over time?


Diagnosed with proctitis in March 2007 - Treated with Canasa 2x Daily
Diagnosed with UC December 08 but had symptoms months ago - Treating with Asacol 400mg (9 a day)


kops2da
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   Posted 3/13/2009 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   

Good info for your...

http://www.medicinenet.com/clostridium_difficile_colitis/article.htm


 
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Tried all mesalamines and enemas, Canasa, etc.  Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only few cm. left to heal -hydrocortisone enemas 12 days - much worse. Cannot tolerate mesalamine!
2/3/2009 - sigmoidoscopy showed about 30 cm. involved but mild - starting on prednisone only 40 mg. taper on 2/7/2009.
 Feb. 21 - down to 20 mg. - no blood, no pain, no bad side effects so far. Starting 6-MP Feb. 28 along with 20 mg. prednisone. March 9 - spoke too soon - bleeding returned.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
 
 
 


notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 3/13/2009 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I did take cephalexin which it says frequently causes c.diff but I am also helped by Asacol. Would Asacol heal someone with c.diff? I doubt it since it is bacterial. I also had a sigmoidoscopy and she didn't say anything about pseudomembranes.
Diagnosed with proctitis in March 2007 - Treated with Canasa 2x Daily
Diagnosed with UC December 08 but had symptoms months ago - Treating with Asacol 400mg (9 a day)


pb4
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   Posted 3/13/2009 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
subdued said...
Ulcerative Colitis is a type of Colitis.

There are also Crohn's Colitis, Diversion Colitis, Pancolitis, Ischemic Colitis, Infectious Colitis, Fulminant Colitis, Pseudomembranous Colitis, Collagenous Colitis, Chemical Colitis, Microscopic Colitis, lymphocytic Colitis, Tuberculous and atypical Colitis, and so forth.

Perhaps this forum would have been better named Colitis instead of Ulcerative Colitis, although there is some overlap among the types of Colitis.

collagenous colitis is the same as microscopic colitis, as in "collagenous colitis aka; microscopic colitis".
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qwerty1
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   Posted 3/13/2009 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   

Thankyou all for your replies :-)  It just seems theres so many names for Colitis and types of Colitis it can be a little confusing!

One more thing - so, for example when some of you have in your signature...

'Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis '08, then Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis '09'

..do you mean the Colitis inflammation moved further up so that it was no longer just Ulcerative Proctitis but maybe left sided for example?


22 year old female, from the UK.
 
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis Jan '08, Proctosigmoiditis Jan '09.
Hospitalised Jan '09 for IV Hydrocortisone - had no effect!
Hospitalised Fri 27th Feb for a week of IV Hydrocortisone.
  
Currently taking daily: 
40mg Prednisolone tablets
5mg Prednisolone suppositories x 2
1g Mesalazine suppositories x 2 (soon to change to Acetarsol)
2g Mesalazine sachets x 2
Fybogel supplement
Vitamin tablet
Build-up drinks
                             
                             


notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 3/13/2009 1:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I only had a sigmoidoscopy so I don't really know what I have. I had proctitis in 07/08. In Sept 08 my symptoms got a lot worse and I had to see a new GI. She said my proctitis probably spread. No one can say what is going on for sure because I haven't had a colonoscopy or stool tests. I just say it is UC because I don't know what else to call it. I guess I should say "Colitis" since I am not sure. I didn't know there was a difference. confused
Diagnosed with proctitis in March 2007 - Treated with Canasa 2x Daily
Diagnosed with UC December 08 but had symptoms months ago - Treating with Asacol 400mg (9 a day)


Red_34
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   Posted 3/13/2009 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Correct Qwerty...or it can mean sigmoiditis or that the person wasn't told exactly where there inflammation is other then that it spread.
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subdued
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   Posted 3/13/2009 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Red_34 said...
Scientifically, there is no overlap of Ulcerative Colitis and Colitis if the diagnosis is definate. Ulcerative colitis is under the umbrella name of IBD and there are only two IBD's within this category. UC and Crohns. All the other types of colitis has a chance of ceasing in the future with possibly the help of medication and/or diet changes. That is not the case with UC nor Crohns - these are lifelong chronic illnesses with no cure. There is also a difference between proctitis and Ulcerated Proctitis. The same differences apply. UP is within the Uc diagnosis, however the person with UP may never end up with UC but a person with UC ALWAYS has UP. Does that make sense?

Proctitis = inflammation in the rectum with no ulceration - curable
Ulcerative Proctitis = inflammation in the rectum with ulceration - not curable
Colitis = inflammation anywhere in the colon with no ulceration - curable
Ulcerative colitis = inflammation in the colon, starting from the rectum and moving upward with ulceration - not curable


I'm not sure about this. The dictionary states that Colitis is a chronic digestive disease characterized by inflammation of the colon. It does not state whether or not there is ulceration. Moreover, Wikipedia lists types of Colitis on its Colitis page.

I guess I should have explained what I meant about overlapping. Sorry about that. What I meant is that many of the symptoms--diarrhea, inflammation, blood--and treatments--Asacol, Colazal, Prednisone, diet, Probiotics--are the same. As a result, this forum is not just for people who suffer from Ulcerative Colitis but for people who suffer from other forms of Colitis.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission

Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: pro-inflammatory foods, HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)

Post Edited (subdued) : 3/13/2009 2:36:33 PM (GMT-6)


fruitgirl
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   Posted 3/13/2009 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
IMO, "colitis" is just a generic term that means irritation/inflammation of the colon. There are many types of colitis (ulcerative, C. diff-associated, microscopic, etc). Yes, the symptoms are all relatively the same.

"Ulcerative colitis" is a SPECIFIC disease, and can be classified according to how much of the colon is involved (pancolitis, sigmoiditis, proctitis).

subdued, I don't think your statement that the treatments being the same regardless of the type of colitis is true. It wouldn't be appropirate to treat someone with C. diff-associated colitis with Asacol. People who have that need antibiotics such as Cipro to kill off the C. diff and allow the good bacteria to come back into balance.

I don't like the way the Wiki page is written, as it starts out describing "colitis" as being an IBD. Then later, it talks about types of colitis, and includes things like C. diff-associated colitis. Then it talks about treatment, and lists common treatments for ulcerative colitis. It's kind of misleading.
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


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   Posted 3/13/2009 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
fruitgirl said...


subdued, I don't think your statement that the treatments being the same regardless of the type of colitis is true. It wouldn't be appropirate to treat someone with C. diff-associated colitis with Asacol. People who have that need antibiotics such as Cipro to kill off the C. diff and allow the good bacteria to come back into balance.


Hi fruitgirl,

I didn't state that they were the same, I wrote that many of the treatments are the same (such as Asacol, Colazal, Prednisone, diet, Probiotics). I guess it was the way I wrote the sentence--the "many" is far away from "treatments."

"many of the symptoms--diarrhea, inflammation, blood--and treatments--Asacol, Colazal, Prednisone, diet, Probiotics--are the same"

I agree that some antibiotics target C.diff. In fact, antibiotics are sometimes given before fecal transplantation is done. First the bad bacteria is targeted and then good bacteria (and probably some bad bacteria along with it) is put back in.

I wasn't too happy with the Wiki page either.

I also don't know about all the types of Colitis. There are so many of them, many of which don't apply to me.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission

Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: pro-inflammatory foods, HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)

Post Edited (subdued) : 3/13/2009 2:45:09 PM (GMT-6)


Red_34
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   Posted 3/13/2009 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
There is so much conflicting material on the web that it can make a person go insane. :)

It is true that many of the other colitis's use the same medication because colitis just means inflammation in the colon. The meds we use is designed to lower inflammation. In our case with Uc, these medications lower the inflammation which in turns allow our "ulcerated" sections to heal easier. In the other colitis's, it lowers the inflammation which in turn can get the colon back to operating the way it's supposed to. Some people that have the other types of colitis can get by with minimal usage of a 5-ASA and be cured.
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~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Bentyl, Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Year-round allergies-Singulair, Zyrtec~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections~bulging and herniated discs C5/C6 & C6/C7~3 epidural injections-second series starts 2/17, OA in my fingers -Celebrex, Tylonel Arthritis and Voltaren Gel
To help Healingwell - click here: DONATE
 
 
 
 

 
 


qwerty1
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   Posted 3/13/2009 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Red_34 said...
There is so much conflicting material on the web that it can make a person go insane. :)

It is true that many of the other colitis's use the same medication because colitis just means inflammation in the colon. The meds we use is designed to lower inflammation. In our case with Uc, these medications lower the inflammation which in turns allow our "ulcerated" sections to heal easier. In the other colitis's, it lowers the inflammation which in turn can get the colon back to operating the way it's supposed to. Some people that have the other types of colitis can get by with minimal usage of a 5-ASA and be cured.

Wow so some Colitis types are actually cureable.
 
And yer there seems to be alot of conflicting material throughout the web but this thread seems to make alot of sense! Thankyou to everyone for posting.
22 year old female, from the UK.
 
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis Jan '08, Proctosigmoiditis Jan '09.
Hospitalised Jan '09 for IV Hydrocortisone - had no effect!
Hospitalised Fri 27th Feb for a week of IV Hydrocortisone.
  
Currently taking daily: 
40mg Prednisolone tablets
5mg Prednisolone suppositories x 2
1g Mesalazine suppositories x 2 (soon to change to Acetarsol)
2g Mesalazine sachets x 2
Fybogel supplement
Vitamin tablet
Build-up drinks
                             
                             

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