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happydays
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 69
   Posted 12/1/2007 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry it took me a couple of days to get back to you guys about my GI appt. ~~~ My doctor said that my blood count is good. But he did tell me that i have IBS also. Just great news huh. Well nothing surprises me anymore when i go.  But i haven't had blood in my stools in a week so something got to be working. He of course put me on 3 new meds and took me off one.  I also have had a bad pap come back and my obgyn did 2 test so far in a month.  I'll get the results back on Monday hopefully.  Do you think because i'm on so many meds that, thats why i've had a bad pap?  thanky you guys
Mild case of UC~04   Left Side Colitis~ 05-06  Pancolitis~ 07
 
6-mp 50mg ~ 1 pill a day ~~ Mesalamine 4mg ~ 2 a day ~~ Iron 325mg ~ 1 a day
Prednisone ~ 40 mg For 2 Weeks then tapper by 5mg ~~ Asacol 400mg ~ 8 pills a day
Bella Alk/PB 16.2mg ~ 8 pills a day ~ Lexapro 20mg ~ 1 a day ~ Birthcontrol ~ 1 a day
 
Doctor Says If This Dosen't Work ~ Remicaid Next ~~~ If That Doesn't Work ~Surgery.  
 


ediekristen
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 1366
   Posted 12/1/2007 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I definitely think that the medicines can cause abnormal paps... I was on prednisone and a few other things and I got an abnormal pap, and then I had to have the colposcopy (cervical biopsy) and it came back with mild (but non-cancerous and non-HPV related) dysplasia. And then when I had the follow-up pap I was off some of the meds (and off the pred) and it came back normal.

So I definitely believe that probably the prednisone influenced it. Why not? It messes everything else up.
Female, 22, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in hip & lumbar region of spine from long term prednisone use

Current Meds:
40 mg Citalopram (for depression/social anxiety)
125mg Imuran
 
Should also be on supplements and probiotics and other UC drugs but I'm just not good at taking pills...


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 29860
   Posted 12/2/2007 2:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Great to hear your UC is improving.

What exactly were the results of the pap....abnormal in what way?

I do agree that meds (and probably the pred since it's a synthetic hormone and will influence your hormoneal balance) can influence the readings...but the consistency is something that says you have to be diligent and them done much more often.

The dysplasia...not a reading to take lightly...and should be retested to make sure that the readings of "normal" is consistent.

quincy
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


happydays
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 69
   Posted 12/2/2007 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you guys ~~~ quincy, they said it came back for a chance of cancer but they did a cervical biopsy and i'll find out on Monday. so well see. Thank you guys
Mild case of UC~04   Left Side Colitis~ 05-06  Pancolitis~ 07
 
6-mp 50mg ~ 1 pill a day ~~ Mesalamine 4mg ~ 2 a day ~~ Iron 325mg ~ 1 a day
Prednisone ~ 40 mg For 2 Weeks then tapper by 5mg ~~ Asacol 400mg ~ 8 pills a day
Bella Alk/PB 16.2mg ~ 8 pills a day ~ Lexapro 20mg ~ 1 a day ~ Birthcontrol ~ 1 a day
 
Doctor Says If This Dosen't Work ~ Remicaid Next ~~~ If That Doesn't Work ~Surgery.  
 


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 29860
   Posted 12/2/2007 11:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Good they did the biopsy...it would have been a punch biopsy. If you have any cells that are questionable at the borders, they'll do what's called a cone biopsy.

Ask the questions....please....and get a copy of your report for sure. Know whether the results are abnormal, dysplasia or hyperplasia.

Let us know how it goes.
quincy
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


happydays
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 69
   Posted 12/3/2007 12:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok i will, Thank you Heather so much. This is all so new for me.
Mild case of UC~04   Left Side Colitis~ 05-06  Pancolitis~ 07
 
6-mp 50mg ~ 1 pill a day ~~ Mesalamine 4mg ~ 2 a day ~~ Iron 325mg ~ 1 a day
Prednisone ~ 40 mg For 2 Weeks then tapper by 5mg ~~ Asacol 400mg ~ 8 pills a day
Bella Alk/PB 16.2mg ~ 8 pills a day ~ Lexapro 20mg ~ 1 a day ~ Birthcontrol ~ 1 a day
 
Doctor Says If This Dosen't Work ~ Remicaid Next ~~~ If That Doesn't Work ~Surgery.  
 

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