Wow, that totally sucks!!! I've never had it, but recently I've had a week's worth of stomach discomfort/pains/spasming....and always thinking the worst...h.pylori came to mind. If it continues, I'll get it checked out for sure.
You can ask the doc if he can take a proton pump inhibitor to at least keep the stomach acid from eating away at the weak spots. Maybe something like Pariet...I have a script
of it but don't take it all the time..hmm, should start today I guess to see if it helps me, d'oh!
Many are on omeprazole and do fine on it...but I really felt "weird" when I took it..so, I'm negging that one.
I sure hope you don't have it....but it's good you're getting checked.
Regarding sun....he should really be very careful anyway considering the meds he's on. Lots of good sunscreen, both physical and chemical blocker are good.
Let us know how it goes....you're right..never a dull moment.
*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
~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 !!!