Patient Comments: Microscopic Colitis - Treatments

What was the treatment for your lymphocytic colitis?

Comment from: Wilma t., 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 29

I was recently diagnosed with microscopic colitis from biopsies. I have suffered with this condition almost 4 years now. I have lupus and have been on Aleve for years for pain and inflammation. I decided to get off the Aleve. I am taking turmeric for joint pain and white willow on a bad day. I am so much better it is unbelievable. And I am managing my pain with the turmeric twice a day. Be warned you will go through at least 5 days of agony with pain everywhere when you go off Aleve. Then it dissipates. Hang in there, it is worth it. I feel better and better every day now. Go to a health food store for the turmeric, I take Curamin extra strength. One in the morning and one in the afternoon.

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Comment from: bmb, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 01

I was diagnosed in 2012 with microscopic colitis. I went off all dairy and eliminated all artificial sweeteners. Just prior to the start of the colitis I was on Naprosyn (800 mg) for bursitis in my hip. I believe this was the trigger. I have not had any anti-inflammatory pain relievers since 2012 (not even an aspirin). I have been advised to use only Tylenol and only when really necessary. Imodium was key to resolving this condition. This is a lifelong journey and I believe we must all find our way, not always easy to do.

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Comment from: AmyoftheLakes, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 24

I woke up Monday morning (05/16/16) with severe vomiting. This was not too surprising as both my sons had been hit previously with norovirus infection that seemed to last one day only. Monday, I had nausea all day. I hadn't read the advice to stay home for up to three days so I took the day off to spend with my daughter on Tuesday, shopping and eating a light meal. I have not vomited again since Monday, but I have had the liquefied diarrhea. At least I could make it to the toilet. I worked again Wednesday but was exhausted. Thursday I worked a half day but even after a few hours' rest I could not go out to take photos in the evening as I was supposed to. Friday I worked approximately a half day. Saturday, I had to work throughout the day to make up for all I missed. I have been able to tolerate mostly bland foods still with regular dinner foods in small amounts only and except for a banana milkshake last night, I am staying away from dairy for the most part still, as well as anything too spicy, acidic. As my first and worst vomit came from last Sunday night's sloppy joes, I have an aversion to anything with ground beef at this time, almost a full week later. I am sure that will get better with time but I feel I won't be back to normal eating for several more days at least.

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Comment from: erica32, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 06

I started having symptoms of colitis in May 2015. I believe it went on for 2 to 3 weeks before I went to my gastroenterologist. I was scheduled for a colonoscopy which came back with microscopic colitis as a result. I was put on Entocort and stayed on as long as my doctor told me, however within the week I felt back to normal. I was weaned off a little while after that and have been ok since.

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Comment from: Spice, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 01

After having diarrhea for a year I was diagnosed with microscopic colitis. I was told that I could try Pepto-Bismol as a treatment but I chose not to take it. I experienced this condition for a few more years and my husband finally persuaded me to try psyllium fiber. He takes Konsyl and others take Metamucil. I chose to take fiber capsules. I have been taking them for about a week now and am very happy with the results. They really help to make my bowel movements easier and less messy!

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