I don't know if he used the words "under active" for sure or not, but I think he did. Anyway, he said I could go to an immunologist for that test if I wanted to. I guess they can test it through blood samples. But, again, he said it would be unlikely since I have UC. I'm kind of confused about
discontinuing the enemas, too, since I only have rectal inflammation. Don't they treat the rectum better than oral drugs? I asked him about
going on steroid enemas just to get me into remission and he said he would prefer not to, b/c he thinks the small amount of inflammation I have will be less harmful to me in the long run than side effects of pred. And I'm not having that many UC symptoms right now, but I still want to be having none. I wonder if the suppositories would help my rectum heal.
I'll check out that article you posted last weekend. Thanks.
23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007
Current inflamation in the rectum
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - as needed for flares
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D) for Osteopenia; flaxseed