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Tue, Aug 27 11:14am · Mesenteric Panniculitis or Sclerosing Mesenteritis in Digestive Health

I have had good results with Meloxicam. I only take it every day if I am having a flare up, otherwise either every other day or twice a week. It has really helped me manage the inflammation.

Apr 8, 2018 · Mesenteric Panniculitis or Sclerosing Mesenteritis in Digestive Health

I have had good luck with Meloxican. My doctor is a GI doc currently treating 4 patients with this therapy. It doesn't have the side effects of the prednisone and is much safer. I normally take it every two or three days unless I am having a flare, then I take it daily until things settle down. Between that and a strict diet it minimizes my discomfort and help keep the inflammation at bay.

Oct 9, 2017 · Mesenteric Panniculitis or Sclerosing Mesenteritis in Digestive Health

I took it every day for 8 weeks until I got my inflammation under control, then every other day. I have found that if I skip too many days of taking it, I will have a minor set back. When I have a flare up of inflammation, I go back to taking it every day until things are under control again. I always take it with my biggest meal of the day.

Sep 30, 2017 · Mesenteric Panniculitis or Sclerosing Mesenteritis in Digestive Health

I don’t have too many issues with reflux or GERD. I had a big dose of steroid for about 10 days before I started the Mobic. Then, I only took the Mobic. I was about to give up on it when it started reducing the inflammation. I had a lot of inflammation and I think it just took time to get things calmed down. Plus, I will still trying to figure out my diet, so that probably had something to do with the length of time it took to give me some relief.

Sep 29, 2017 · Mesenteric Panniculitis or Sclerosing Mesenteritis in Digestive Health

My doctor put me on Mobic last year (meloxicam). It took about 6 weeks before it gave me some relief. I can now take it every other day most of the time. It has really been a tremendous help to keep the inflammation down. I make sure I take it with a meal because I bleed easily from by stomach. It also helps with the pain. I still get swollen and uncomfortable during a flare, but it helps bring things back down in a reasonable amount of time. This is such a frustrating disease! This is a great group of people that completely understand what you’re going through! Managing my diet and taking my meloxicam regularly has really helped improve my quality of life.

Sep 28, 2017 · Mesenteric Panniculitis or Sclerosing Mesenteritis in Digestive Health

I also have Raynaud’s, which makes me very sensitive to the cold. I have noticed my belly gets extremely hot after I eat, especially during a a flare.

Sep 25, 2017 · Mesenteric Panniculitis or Sclerosing Mesenteritis in Digestive Health

Hi @mbbarrett , I was diagnosed with MP last year. Like @vdouglas , I got to the point of not eating because everything I ate made me feel worse. I was on cooked oatmeal and a small container of Activia. I found a GI doctor in my area that had a few patients with MP. She put me on Meloxicam to help with the inflammation. It took several months for it to work, but helps quite a bit. She started me off on a big dose of prednisone to knock down the inflammation, then the Meloxicam. She said it has fewer side effects than the prednisone.

I still get flare ups when I am not careful with my diet, but the Meloxicam has really helped me. I start taking it every other day or every two days when I start feeling better. For me, diet is everything! Things that I could eat last year, I can’t even put in my mouth. If I drink too much water…it goes straight to the edema in the messentary, I have also found that exercise helps too. Especially taking Meloxicam, you need to keep things moving! This is a good place to talk to others that know exactly how you feel! Welcome to the group!

Apr 9, 2017 · Mesenteric Panniculitis or Sclerosing Mesenteritis in Digestive Health

I was diagnosed in October 2016 with MP. I saw a GI late December that has several patients. She put me on Meloxicam daily. She has successfully treated other patients with it. I started taking it in the end of December. It took about 6 weeks before I could see a difference in my symptoms. It has really helped! If I stick to my diet, my flares are becoming rare.