You had upper and lower scopes..wow, lots in one
session, but considering you're having multiple ulceration areas, best to do
Basically, CD can happen anywhere in the digestive tract from mouth
anus, different areas at the same time. Considering inflammation areas are in
the ileum as well..I I would question the diagnosis of UC eventually.
clear on the term ulcers. In the stomach and maybe duodenum I can understand if they're isolated
and inflammation areas that include ulcers. They, however, could be caused by h.
pylori...hope that it's the issue...they can be treated by antibiotics. If
they're not, then it's possible that CD is the culprit. Biopsies may help.
The term ulcers in the ileum...again, is that meaning areas of
inflammation including separate ulcers within the inflammation...meaning deeper into the digestive wall?
The only way for
inflammation in the ileum with UC would be backwash, and that's usually with
pancolitis..you don't have that from what I understand.
Was there any
inflammation in the cecum?
well, you were doing the right thing
regarding treating quickly. I'm concerned, however, that you dropped from 2
enemas and 2 supps daily to 3 supps daily. Considering how you're training and
for a stressful event, I would suggest you stick with the enema at night and
maybe one or two supps during the day.
I would think that an oral 5ASA that starts to release in the first part of the ileum would be a best bet for you. The only one that comes to mind is Pentasa. It will also help the rest of your colon remain calm, just in case you have any mild inflammation or any changes at all. I hope the doc took lots of biopsies throughout to help determine
what's going on.
Looking forward to the doc's report...get a copy!
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO for PBC(or PSC?) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!