Patient Comments: Colitis - Treatments

What was the treatment for your case of colitis?

Comment from: Ellen, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 09

In June 2014 (three weeks ago), I woke up with extreme pain in stomach, blood from bowel and terrible lower back pain. The symptoms persisted for 24 hours. My primary care doctor sent me to a gastroenterologist who, after the colonoscopy, diagnosed ischemic colitis. Some ulceration was visible on x-ray. For some time before this, I had been feeling weak in my legs, unexplained weight loss, over 25 lb. (I needed to lose some weight, but not any more than I have lost.) The doctor has not prescribed any medicine even though I still have soreness and some pain in my left side. To answer Gamma's question regarding pain in lower back and weakness in legs, yes, I had the symptoms before and after the first attack. Especially the lower back pain. Doctor advised drinking more water and a light diet. He cannot explain why I have experienced weight loss over the last year. I wonder if it is associated to the disease (condition).

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Comment from: lasvegasblues, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

My colitis was treated with 2 antibiotics: Cipro and Flagyl for 2 weeks, as well as 2 liters of fluids, intravenous (IV) Protonix and an anti-nausea medication.

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Comment from: r, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 26

I have had two recent occurrences of ischemic colitis. I am a 49- year-old woman and had an 8-inch segment of my colon diagnosed with IC by colonoscopy. At the time, the blood work showed a Protein C deficiency. I was prescribed anticoagulant treatment and have been on Coumadin since February 1, 2013. Last week I suffered another incident of ischemic colitis and was hospitalized. A flexible sigmoidoscopy confirmed the diagnosis, and this time the ischemia was in a different spot and not as severe as last time. The doctors seem to be at a loss as to what to do next. I have asked my doctor if there is any correlation between transvaginal mesh and ischemia. I had a hysterectomy and bladder sling in June of 2010.

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Comment from: milan, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: May 01

I had started feeling severe pain in my right side lower abdomen, which after diagnosis revealed gall stones. After undergoing surgery 1 year back, I developed post-surgical disorders frequented with vomits, lose motions abdominal pain and restlessness; which later on resulted in colitis. Now it has percolated further down and now I am suffering from hemorrhoids. Although no pain is there but I am on restricted diet and Ayurveda treatment. Diet control is the main treatment made available. As there is no Gall Bladder now, so fat intake is poor and am losing health at the same time. Energy loss is so great that sometimes I am not even able to stand and my legs start to tremble. I am keeping fingers crossed and hoping for the best. Ayurveda treatment has been able to contain most of the symptoms mentioned above and I am hopeful of full recovery within this year.

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Comment from: Karin, 65-74 (Patient) Published: May 03

I am having loose bowel movements, which started around the holidays. I blamed the food consumed during that time, plus having family visiting. Antibiotics did not help, so I then had a colonoscopy performed and had polyps removed. I was diagnosed with microscopic colitis. I was put on Lialda, and the loose bowel movements became much more frequent. Pepto and Imodium were suggested, but it has not stopped. I am still trying to do my workouts at the gym regardless. I am basically a healthy person with a healthy lifestyle. I am into yoga, cycling, and I also do yard work and otherwise enjoy life. I am on no meds otherwise except multivitamins.

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Comment from: felix10, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 11

They treated my colitis with Cipro and Flagyl.

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Comment from: Gramma, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 09

I have suffered from moderate ulcerative colitis for approximately 2 years. I am taking Pentasa, also trying wheat free diet. Do any of the females with this disease, have a lot of pressure through the vagina, & weakness in the legs,or lower back pain?

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