According to the Mayo Clinic, chronic inflammation leads to ulcers.
When I was first diagnosed 10 years ago, my GI said (after the colonoscopy) that my colon looked like it was dragged behind my car. (She thought she was funny.) I had colitis (inflammation and ulcers) throughout the entire colon. And, believe me, I could feel it.
At my last GI visit, the Dr. said my colon is free of inflammation except for about
40 cm from the anus to the descending colon.
I asked for and got a script
for mesalamine enemas to hopefully deal with the remaining inflammation. My GI said to use them every 3 days.
Also plan to stay with generic Colazal, probiotics, vitamins and supplements as well as diet restrictions most of the time. (I allow myself to cheat a little but compensate with slippery elm.)
It's been a long time coming but I'm happy to say it was worth avoiding the more dangerous meds.
Now to deal with the hemmies, I'm going to see about
Diagnosed pancolitis 12/2003, Colazal generic (balsalazide).
Benebiotics probiotic, multi-vitamin with iron, Starwest organic slippery elm powder, L-Glutamine, fish oil, Green coffee bean extract. Avoid lactose and most gluten products.
Post Edited (ItsAlwaysSomething) : 1/7/2013 2:55:51 PM (GMT-7)