My sister has Ulcerative Colitis and I am trying to find out info on her behalf. Her gastroenterologist seems to be very old school and not interested in diet.
Some more about my sister:
My sister has 3 kids, is mid thirties and we are from Dublin Ireland. She has also been diagnosed recently as being celiac.
Pins and Needles with Prednisone
Hi There, Thanks for this web site, My sister has UC for over a year now, and has not responded to treatment (various drugs including prednisone) and has had pins and needles with prednisone. Her doctor says there is no link between the two and he also says that diet isn’t a factor in the illness – I consider this to be be preposterous, how can there be no link between diet and UC as certain foods cause flareups?
– I think she needs another Gastroenterologist and I really really hope that some one can recommend the best doctor in Dublin Ireland. Also it would be interesting to hear any suggestions about anybody who has experienced pins and needles with prednisone. In fact he went so far as to suggest that her symptoms of pins and needles were probably down to some neurological disorder.
She was planning on moving to Australia for work but has had to put plans on hold until this is resolved. We, her family are supportive of her and hopeful that we can find a cure to this.
She has been on an organic liquid (smoothie/ juice/soup diet ) for the past six and a half weeks and that (perhaps along with prednisone) has stopped the flare up. She was already vegan so it wasn’t the biggest leap into organic food.
The cocktail of drugs is also keeping her awake at night and her doctor won’t give her something to help her sleep. I wonder if others have suggestions for this. My sister doesn’t really want to add sleeping pills to the mix but is shattered with tiredness.
She is most concerned about curing this and reducing the side effects from Pred. She was worried sick that this could be something neurological, although it was simply too coincidental that the effects started with starting the drug.
Please help me find an excellent gastroenterologist. I don’t want to give the name of her current doctor (in case it is not allowed) Thanks so much!!
Thanks UC Sister