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
I’ve had a long history of irritable bowel and colitis