Re: callaginous colitis
It's spelled collagenous, that might help in your research.
It is a form of microscopic colitis. It's good you have a diagnosis. Do you have UC as well?
The pepto is a salicylate...hope it helps. Have you tried any of the 5ASA such as asacol meds as of yet?
The reason for the suggestion is that the salicylate medication of the Pepto won't be dispursed in the stomach or small intestine and will be utilised in the colon where it's needed.
How much of your colon is affected? Is Collagenous colitis usually affecting the entire colon or areas?
I have not read that fibre isn't good, but I think it would depend on which fibre combinations you eat. A food diary will help.
Fibre supplements will help bulk the stool.
I wonder if a good probiotic would be a good thing for you to take...I would definitely try it.
Curious if you are in the middle age category as well?
Thank you for bringing up this diagnosis...it's definitely in the inflammatory category. I hope you find remission.
It's all a matter of perspective!
Last edited by quincy; 04-10-2011 at 12:15 PM.