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 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)