The constipation would be a symptom of flaring as well as stomach discomfort, exacerbating probable reflux. I second reflux for the reason of your cough. Two issues of symptoms....you want to make sure you help prevent erosion of your esophagus. Start with an acid reducer such as Zantac before the PPI meds.
did you stop the rectal meds at all? It's probably better for you to be on Pentasa retention enemas to make sure the entire rectum and sigmoid are covered. I'd also suggest a higher dosage...at least 2g nightly and then tapered to maintenance or switched to the supps while in remission, but on a maintenance dosage.
do you have a copy of your biopsies pathology report?
Welcome to the forum,
*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 !!!
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