I am not sure if it is really Psoriatic Arthritis or Reactive Arthritis. My GI says it's Reactive. Every time I get my blood checked, my white blood cellls are double the normal, from what I understand that means I have a a lot of inflammation in my body. I don't want to take Rowasa anymore, I took them for months with and they did not work. Then I tried them again and had severe headaches. Three days ago, I started Proctofoam HC once again, my D stopped and I didn't have rectal bleeding for the first time in prob a year. But, I started developing hives so the doc said to stop it. I feel like my body rejects all meds! I am getting concerned about
my ulcer because it has been in the same spot for at least 4 years. On bad days, I would say my quality of life is a 2 or 3. I have D 20+ times a day, extreme rectal pain, also my rectum seems to close up (from the inflammation?) and I struggle to pass the bloody D. On good days lately, a 7 because the joint pain remains. Thinking back to the first time my GI said I had to have the surgery, I wish I would have said do it! PS- My GI says the ulcer's edges look like it is trying to heal, but he also mentioned it is still possible for it to fistualte??
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcourt, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle, etc...
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis with rectal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade
2007:Increased Remicade dosage-660mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia
Current meds: Remicade 660mgs every 6 wks ( I may be developing antibodies?), Lomotil, Darvocet, Clorazepate, new meds: Prograf, Cymbalta, Lyrica
Post Edited (princesscolon) : 12/16/2007 8:01:13 AM (GMT-7)