Patient Comments: Colitis - Treatments

What was the treatment for your case of colitis?

Comment from: Jo, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 22

I have had pain in my lower left leg on and off for three years. I have been taking tramadol which only stops it for as long as three to four hours, it is the worst pain I have ever experienced in 72 years. Finally I tried a homeopathic formula from professional formulas. It is a 2 fl. oz. bottle, you take 10 drops under your tongue; it's called sciatica drops. It works the best for me since I hate taking drug relief. I just use it whenever there is pain and it works immediately!

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Comment from: bmf, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: October 21

My treatment for colitis has been almost continuously prescribed medicine such as Asacol and Lialda, both very expensive and not permanently effective. I have tried to stop twice and had to resume one or the other. These are brand names for mesalamine (SP); any so-called generic is not less expensive. I've wondered if the FDA has made any attempt to cause these drugs to be reduced in price.

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Comment from: Marlene, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 16

I was taking Lialda twice a day and although it was the best drug for me so far I still had very bad flare ups from time to time. Since I started taking phentermine for weight reduction all signs and symptoms of colitis have disappeared. I stopped using Lialda because I was getting too constipated. That was a word I had never used before, what a phenomenon! I can leave the house without wearing protection for the first time in 5 years. I can travel (just got back from Hawaii) without fear of fecal leakages.

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Comment from: Joy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 22

I have had colitis on and off for approximately 40 years, I have tried cutting out different foods. I gave up dairy which helped. Sorry to all of you people who have just been diagnosed, but you'll have to learn to live with it. I have been under gastroenterologists since being diagnosed. They don't know what brings these flare ups on. I personally think stress and food allergies don't help. I am on Colazide tablets at the moment, which I was told I will be on all my life as a control, not a permanent fix. When I do have a flare up as I have now, I have to go on a course of prednisolone and Salofalk enamels until it subsides again. I also have a colonoscopy every 2 years. By the way I have an older sibling with the same.

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Comment from: lovebugs, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 17

I was diagnosed in December of 2013 with ulcerated colitis. I had lower left abdominal pain, and severe bloody diarrhea. I had it so bad. I could not urinate because I was so dehydrated. I spent five days in the hospital, had a colon scan and a colonoscopy. Along with an IV drip, I received two antibiotics, Flagyl and Cipro. I cannot have anything that has dairy in it and I make sure I drink plenty of water. I still get flare ups but they are controlled.

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Comment from: axxiefox, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 30

I have ischemic colitis, ended in the hospital, with lots of pain and bleeding. I am 57 and never want to feel this pain again. I will try probiotic, apparently it's supposed to help. I am still on pain medication, just got out. I was being treated for high blood pressure, just had found out a week ago that I had diabetes. This is not fun, I had never had it.

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Comment from: Jane, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 05

I was put on entocort, asacol, bentyl, and antidiarrheal medications for microscopic colitis. I'm now just on the entocort, bentyl, and antidiarrheal meds. When I have flares, I have to up my entorort from one pill a day to 3, and I have to take 6 asacols a day.

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