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I hope I joined the right group, please let me know if I'm in the wrong place.

Today I got diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis, bulbitis duodenitis (? I'm trying to translate from German), and I also have a very low level of diamine oxidase. I was prescribed Pantoparazole (40mg 30 tabs), Mesalazin (500mg 30tabs), and Telfast 120mg.

This morning I didn't even know these conditions or medications existed, please help me get started on the right foot here, if anyone has advice or recommendations. Any common side effects or anything I should be aware of?

My DAO result is: <2.0 iu/ml (14 - 33)

Thank you,

Dan

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  • Hi Dan,

    You have been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis of the rectum and inflammation of the duodenum.

    In inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), parts of the colon (large intestine), small intestine and rectum (back passage) become inflamed (red, swollen and sore) and ulcers (sores) may form. This causes symptoms such as diarrhoea, stomach cramps and bleeding from the rectum. Mesalazine reduces the inflammation in the bowels and so reduces the painful symptoms. It can also prevent future flare ups of the disease. It is therefore important that you continue to take mesalazine once the symptoms have gone.

    Pantoprazole is used to reduce the amount of stomach acid your body makes. It helps treat painful symptoms caused by conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and duodenitis

    The site Crohn's and Colitis UK have a lot of information you will find useful. on the disease itself and medications used.

    Good Luck, and please dont hesitate to ask any other questions x

  • Much appreciated! I'm going to start the treatment tomorrow, are there any side effects I should look out for?

  • The leaflets with the tablets will tell you all possible side effects. the usual are headaches, diarrhoea and stomach pains, nausea and vomiting

  • Thank you willow!

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