Actually, it's true. I asked my doc about
that a while back and he said some patients ring true to the test regarding flaring, while others clearly do not.
Some patients also have obvious inflammation but relatively low symptoms where others have relatively low inflammation with obvious symptoms.
For those who ring true for the test, it can help with possibly the bigger-gun meds...regarding UC.
Where exactly is your UC?..limited or throughout?
How long have you been on the entocort? That could be causing your fatigue..you are also a busy mom of 3 kids..
You might consider to start some fibre supplements to help bulk the stool a bit and maybe consider retention enemas rather than just the Canasa.
I probably brought this up before, but fish oil supplements caused very loose stool for me...
Seeking another GI's opinion can be a good thing....probably worth the consideration if you're not getting enough answers.
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!