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Kayspain
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 39
   Posted 3/19/2009 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi to all,
 
Just letting those that were so kind to reply to me on Monday when I was feeling really miserable, in pain and very swollen. I ended up going to the doctor (GP was off duty so got another doctor), he wanted me to go to the hospital as I my stomach was so swollen and tender, I didnt see any point going to ER, he finally agreed to give me antibiotics--CIPROFLOXIN and told me to go to the ER if I didnt improve. Am glad to say I am much improved today.
 
I asked the doctor this question but he was a bit vague in his answer so can anyone answer it for me ---- I thought that antibiotics aggreviate UC and that they help crohn's so is it possible that I have crohn's as this is the second time that these antibiotics (Cipro) have helped me when im in a flare?  

36, Female
Proctitis in 2000
Diagnosed in November 08 with colitis (By surgeon)
Awaiting Appointment with GI
Medication
Dipentum Olsaline Sodium (3X500mg daily)
20mg Prednesol (First time)
Nexium 20mg Daily
Iron Supplements
Probiotic -Super8


Red_34
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   Posted 3/20/2009 7:32 AM (GMT -6)   
No one can tell you if you have Crohns or not. I honestly don't know but the basics about CD so I can't help you there. When do you have an appt with your GI?
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Kayspain
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 39
   Posted 3/20/2009 12:56 PM (GMT -6)   

I have my appointment with GI on the 1st of April. My biopsies on last colonoscopy showed resolving colitis, as I had previously been diagnosed with proctitis the surgeon is assuming it is UC but as there is a history (sister & nephew) with crohn's he hasn't ruled out the possibility of it being crohn's. Surgeon said the GI will need to do a small bowel follow through and maybe more test to confirm. Hence my query on antibiotics being a better treatment for crohn's rather than colitis.


36, Female
Proctitis in 2000
Diagnosed in November 08 with colitis (By surgeon)
Awaiting Appointment with GI
Medication
Dipentum Olsaline Sodium (3X500mg daily)
20mg Prednesol (First time)
Nexium 20mg Daily
Iron Supplements
Probiotic -Super8

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