Ugh Just Ugh said...
My abdominal pain got a lot better when I got off pred. I'm not sure about the Lialda. Also, pred causes stomach ulcers, gastritis, etc. So, that might be the cause there. Has she been tested to see if she has an ulcer?
Had an endoscopy yesterday as well as a sigmoid. No ulcers, thankfully. It has gotten a little bit better in the last few days since we dropped from 4 Lialdas down to 3. Also, we're continuing to taper the pred. so that is helping as well. The endo did show mild gastritis. The protonix should help with that.
19 yo daughter diagnosed with UC
Meds ~ Lialda 3 a day ~ Prednisone 40mg
Began Pred. tapering 27.5 mgs current dosage
Probiotics..Allign, Florasmart Adv. Probiotic ,VSL#3 & Dr. O's
Psyllium powder 1 tspn.
Natrol~liquid iron 4 tspn (1x a day)
Vitamin B12 & Digestive Enzymes
Oscal1 pill 2 X a day
12.5 mgs Xanax when needed
Simethicone (GasX) when needed