How long do colitis flares last
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Posted 3/1/2014 10:34 AM (GMT -6)
Im a 19 year old and I've been recently diagnosed with UC(about 2 months now) it was after they found a campylobacter infection in me, they gave me 3 antibiotics but it just didn't feel like the bacteria was dying so I had a colonoscopy and biopsy done and I was then diagnosed with UC, and no signs of the bacteria; they started me on lialda 4 times once a day and i began to feel much better for a few weeks, then all of a sudden, a flair! I'm so worried, I don't know how long it will last, has the meds stopped working? What food should I avoid?
Thank you for everyone's help
Posted 3/1/2014 11:39 AM (GMT -6)
Request rectal meds.
Regarding food...do a search here....you'll get as many suggestions as there are members.
As well, do you have a copy of your biopsies pathology report?
*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 !!!
Posted 3/1/2014 11:48 AM (GMT -6)
I know it's hard, but try not to worry. Sometimes the first drug prescribed for colitis does not work. There are others you could try and hopefully you will hit on the right ones. It's really important to take the meds everyday! You or your parents should call your doctor and report your symptoms. And yes, rectal meds.
jane, female, fifties
UC- serving my colon area since 2005
AsacolHD and Rowasa (trying sulfazine 2G daily for maintenance soon)
Uceris until mid April 2014
Rectal Abscess and Fistula 3/07, Fistulotomy 6/07
i can't complain, but sometimes i still do. life's been good to me so far. -joe walsh
Posted 3/1/2014 2:35 PM (GMT -6)
Are you on any other meds at all? Have your UC meds changed at all or did you start out at 4 Lialda and you're still doing 4 Lialda? Did you only get your UC symptoms after doing the antibiotics or did you have symptoms before that? You may need a short round of prednisone to add to the Lialda.
Lialda 1 pillX2; VSL 1 pillX2; Prescrip Assist Probiotic 1 pill X 2;Vitamin D3;Folic acid; Grape seed extract; Canasa 7 X week;Levsin&DAO as needed
Discontinued: Robinul; Natural - peppermint oil, Inflaguard (Boswellia), Pepto Bismol, Omega 3 fish oil, Imodium, Beano, Lactaid;Zymactive, Renew Life Probiotic 80 billion, Florastor, DGL, Monolaurin, slippery elm;black cherry concentrate;CCHerbal