Re: new to Crohns
So, let me get this straight. your doc initially said colitis, but no UC or CD. Now a blood test says CD?
To be truthful...there's NO blood test that can be definite about CD or UC.
Where exactly in the colon is your inflammation...and didn't he recently do a c-scope? The ribbon stools are classic of rectal inflammation.
What's the dosage of Asacol? 800mg pills? How many daily?
I'd put off the prednisone until you've tried the 5ASA (mesalamine) oral/rectal.
For cramping, you can ask your doc for an antispasmodic...I use dicyclomine which helps a lot. But for now, your cramping would probably be because of no treatment and continuing inflammation.
Do you have a copy of your results as of yet...and the blood tests as well? If not, I urge you to have them for your records and research.
It's all a matter of perspective!
Last edited by quincy; 05-02-2013 at 12:28 AM.