did you try contacting your GI? is that the same person that did your c-scope?
You need a GI who knows your history (so far) to co-ordinate your treatment.
Cipro may be appropriate for you or not. If you have no bad reaction to Cipro then finish the course of pills, not good to stop in the middle. I had a bad reaction to Cipro years ago but some people here think it started their recovery.
Call your GI and get an appointment or at the very least something for pain. Salofalk suppositories help a little for bleeding but the enema type does a LOT more. Try to get a script for a month-worth of the enemas. And ask for a script for Bentylol (Bentyl in US), helps cramps without causing constipation. There are stronger pain meds but they can cause constipation.
Did you get a copy of your colonoscopy report? You should get it and keep it.
I've got a call into my GI now - I am expecting him to call back this afternoon. I will ask for the Bentylol. No, I didn't get a copy of the report, I didn't realize I could get one.
The Salofalk are capsules, not the suppositories/enema because of where my problem is (my GI said the enema and suppositories won't work). He also told me not a lot is known about
diverticular associated colitus and that it is rare. I've found a few things online - but nothing much on how to cope with flares, beyond what I have already done.
In Feb. I took Cipro and Flagyl and it did clear up what the doctors said was diverticulitis. I am a little confused about
the differences in what I experienced with a diverticulitis attack and what I am going through now. It seems the same to me and I guess it is also being treated the same way. The ER doc only wanted me to take Cipro (not Flagyl) because they figured I would stop producing good flora (?)
In any event - I still hurt.
Post Edited (lealee) : 9/16/2013 4:48:46 PM (GMT-6)