Hi I am the wife of a 59 year old recently diagnosed UC sufferer. This person had no symptoms prior to having BP medications changed to a Generic Drug. However, he had developed an itcy shin rash under the skin on his face and GP was trying to cure with antibiotics, for approx 2 months. He had also used Difene anti-inflammatory meds six months earlier.
Blood Pressure Medications and UC
Hi I am the wife of an UC sufferer. This person UC began 9 months ago and apart from one month’s remission, while on reducing dose of steroids, to date there is no relief. If a UC sufferer is taking Blood Pressure Medications and Nuseals Aspirin, are all these tablets just passed through, and useless during a flare up? Can I assume its the same with supplements and nutrition from food.
Is there any way that a change in BP medication from a Brand Name to a Generic Drug could cause severe UC. Symptoms started 2 – 3 days after change in Medication, at age 59 years no previous symptoms or family history. Doctor says its just a co-incidence, and it has nothing to do with change of medication or what he does or does not eat. However, he is quite fond of sweets and chocolate, biscuits etc., and has been eating 8 slices of white bread per day( sandwiches for lunch),before and since diagnosis. Would this hinder the medication, now on steroids 4 per day and prednisolone suppositories for working effectively. He is just getting his head around the diagnosis, and depending of medication to cure same.
I have read the comments from other UC sufferers, it looks like what we thought was healthy food, fibre, vegetables, and especially fruit is totally unsuitable for UC.
At the present moment I am finding the whole issue quite confusing and unsure what can safely be given to my husband for the best.
I have downloaded Adams Ulcerative Colitis Cook Book and Feeling Happy to Feeling Crappy, am going to study same this weekend to gain some insight into the whole disease. Any help would be greatfully appreciated. Thank and good health to you all.
written by “Worried Spouse”