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!