Hi Horus - my husband's Dr at the VA for his type 2 diabetes has him back on the iron due to the low blood - he needed 3 units of blood in May while in the hospital as his count was soooo low. He is now also getting B12 shots once a month. (His GI and Primary care are very intuned to what his meds are as well....I would hope even though he has a total of 4 different doctors and soon to be a 5th doctor that if something needs to be eliminated or changed we'll be told) We have questioned the baby aspirin about
stopping it and advised to continue taking it. Because it is only the 81 mg...."not to worry"..... let's hope anyway!!!
The enalapril he has been taking for over 5 years now...when he was diagnosed with the type 2 diabetes 5 years ago in addition to the metformin he was automatically put on the enalapril and zocor and baby aspirin. (borderline high blood pressure and above normal levels for cholesterol and triglicerides) The metformin was stopped and glipizide in its place as of last Nov. as I read a medical journal paper that metformin in some cases has been thought to cause gastro problems. We asked his specialist/endocrinologist about
it and he thought after 5 years it might be good to change to glipizide. Sooooooooooooo did maybe the metformin have any kind of correlation to the UC that he hadn't had for 4+ years while on that medication? Who knows.
We are seeing the Mayo Clinic October 1st and going over a ton of things with them - medications certainly first and foremost among other things.
It will be interesting to see what they think about
all the stuff he is on.
The iron doesn't seem to be giving him problems such as constipation if that is why you were asking. Maybe the Mayo clinic will have better suggestions for some of what he is taking currently. -- the iron included.
60 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 ... left sided UC now, fully involved and trying to get in remission. Acute inflammation-pancolitis-tenesmus rectal pain-granulation is showing some healing started. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07 July 07 good days & bad days 75mg Imuran 40 mg prednisone (tapering 8/07) 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 3X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 20 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Colocourt enemas at night. Fosamax and mthly B12 shots folic acid 1mg