Posted 10/10/2007 7:38 PM (GMT -7)
hey danthaman... sorry for the late response. had a colonoscopy yesterday.
before the therapy, i had blood and diarrhea everytime i went and i went like 13+ times a day. lots of pain and cramping. no fun at all.
then i went on the antibiotic combo therapy for 2 weeks and during that 2 weeks had no colitis symptoms. just watery diarrhea which they say is from the antibiotics. ??
when i finished the 2 week round, the colitis came back.
so i asked to do a second round cuz i was convinced it would work.
during second round i had colitis symptoms as well as antibiotic side effects - nauseas, tummy ache, diarrhea, unwell feeling...
but the 14th day i was better. no more colitis symptoms for me for another 2 weeks.
normal bm's, semi formed, no blood, no pain, and only went once a day. amazing!
then i went and had some red wine and a whole heap of almonds one night and the next day there was blood.
my colonoscopy said that i have severe colitis on left side, (descending, sigmoid, rectum) and mild colitis throughout the rest of my colon.
so i have no idea now if the therapy worked. it seemed like it did and i was in bliss for 2 weeks. but not anymore. lots of blood and pain and i really could just hit someone (lol).
no explaination for the 2 weeks of no symptoms. cuz the severity of my colitis at the moment suggests that it is not a new flare. so who knows.
my dr. wants to start me on imuran but i am afraid as i was planning on getting pregnant in a few months. so i am freakin out a little bit. not sure if i should try it or not. do you know anything about imuran?
and good luck, i hope your symptoms improve. how many days have you been on the therapy?