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Insights on Colitis and treatment. This is what I have been experiencing

By Anonymous October 14, 2011 - 2:11pm
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The past 2 weeks have been crazy for me..i have not been eating right and not able to hold anything down..and have been eating only baby food...they told me my Colitis has flared up pretty bad..so now they have put me on Imuran and Prednisone..i have been doing some research on Imuran..does not sound to good,but they told me they think my colitis is moving into chron's..so not sure what your thoughts are on that.. also i wanted to see if you can give me more feedback .

Right now they are having me go back to the dr's every 2 weeks for blood work because my white blood count is through the roof.
Thank you

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I am sorry to that you are having such a rough time. Prednisone and Imuran are good medications of choice to treat colitis because prednisone works quickly while Imuran takes longer to have an effect. Prednisone can cause an increased white blood count, put stress on the upper gastrointestinal tract which can lead to gastritis and ulcers. This could be the reason why you are unable to tolerate food other than baby food. It is important that you are prescribed an daily acid blocking medication. Has your physician done a CT scan of the abdomen? If so, is there any blockage of the small intestines? Blockage of the small intestines signals Crohn's disease. You may want to supplement your diet with a liquid nutritional product such as Ensure.

October 14, 2011 - 4:25pm
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