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moosemalibu's Blog > 1 Week Into Mc Therapy

Posted 11 December 2014

I am a week into my Entocort steroid therapy for microscopic colitis. I can say that I have no discernible side effects from this drug. It has slowed down my bowel significantly. I am no longer running to the bathroom 8-10x/day. I probably go about half that amount now. The quality of the bowel movements has improved but it varies throughout the day. I ha...

moosemalibu's Blog > Budesonide For Mc

Posted 04 December 2014

I saw my GI yesterday. He and I agreed to start me on Entocort EC/Budesonide medication. It is a slow release 3mg capsule that is not dissolved by the stomach pH and instead gets broken down and absorbed in the intestines. It is supposed to have a local effect versus systemic and is considered safer than prednisone. I will be on 9 mg dose once a day for 2...

moosemalibu's Blog > Yup... I Have Microscopic Colitis

Posted 01 December 2014

I just got the message from my doctor that I have microscopic colitis. I had a colonoscopy last month with biopsies. The colonoscopy prep was not nearly as bad as what people have told me it would be. Honestly the best part of my experience was the prep. The scope was not so great - I woke up several times during the procedure - I was only sedated with mi...

moosemalibu's Blog > Colonoscopy

Posted 14 October 2014

Well... my diarrhea has continued and not improved despite resolution of most of my other celiac symtoms. I'm going in to be tested for microscopic colitis next month. I just want to have a normal phucking bowel movement. It's been soo long I don't even remember what one looks or feels like! Hoping for answers.

moosemalibu's Blog > I Went Camping For The 2Nd Time Since Diagnosis

Posted 11 February 2014

Well... my boyfriend is a HUGE 4x4 truck enthusiast. He has 2 rigs that are specifically for off roading purposes. Consequently we take these rigs to remote places and drive over lots of rocky terrain. He has rock crawler and a prerunner or something like that. It is very confusing keeping all the classes straight. It's his hobby that I support but not qu...

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