Hi, I wrote a few weeks ago telling my story.
I had a colonoscopy on October 26, 2011 and went back to my gastroenterologist today. I’ve had a long history of irritable bowel and colitis. Today she told me she found a precancerous polyp and I have mild to moderate ulcerative colitis. Polyp was small and removed. I have been using the hydrocortisone enemas and now she wants to change me to Rowasa. The colonoscopy was not as bad as I thought it would be…it’s the prep that is horrible. But, I’m glad it’s over. Doctor will do a sigmoidoscopy in about 6 months and repeat colonoscopy in 3 years. I wish I’d had the colonoscopy sooner but had sick family members so my own health suffered. I also have diverticulosis as well. I’m trying to watch what I eat. I don’t eat meat and no more milk. I do eat fruits and vegetables and gluten free products. I’ve had long periods of remission. Lived in Las Vegas, NV and had 9 years without any symptoms. The bleeding after a bowel movement just happened mid-September. Right now, I’m fine and have no bleeding. I am on the hydrocortisone and it seems to be helping. Doctor does not want me to take any aspirin. I also have an increased platelet count. I went to my hematologist today and he thinks the increased platelet count may be due to the ulcerative colitis. I have tried Adam’s smoothies and use Almond Milk which doesn’t seem to bother me.
What supplements help? Any probiotics that are recommended. Oh, I tried the vitamin E enema but it didn’t seem to help me. I do take a multivitamin daily. I want to thank everyone for their feedback and especially to Adam for creating this site.
Current Colitis Medications:
Hydrocortisone enemas …now using 2 daily, one in AM and one at night. Helped a lot as no more bleeding and normal bowel movements. May be changed to Rowasa. No other medications at this time.
Submitted by “Sick and Tired” in the Colitis Venting Area