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Jan 31, 2019 · Mesenteric Panniculitis or Sclerosing Mesenteritis in Digestive Health

Hi Teresa. I noticed a slight improvement towards the end of the 10 day course, but I'm now back to square one (actually getting worse pain and discomfort). Seeing my GI consultant next Monday, hoping for a longer course of steroids (8 weeks @ 40mg)

Jan 16, 2019 · Mesenteric Panniculitis or Sclerosing Mesenteritis in Digestive Health

Update following my GI appointment, sorry it is late, I forgot we had visitors Tuesday!

I am going on a 10 day course of steroids (Prednisolone), and see what happens. If nothing, then next step is colonoscopy…

Specialist did say that diagnosis of MP is more common due to the improved resolution now attainable on CT scans.

Jan 11, 2019 · Mesenteric Panniculitis or Sclerosing Mesenteritis in Digestive Health

Thanks @hopeful33250 , I will update after my Monday appt, probably Tuesday (busy Monday evening).
I think my diet is good, very little processed foods, lots of fruit and veg, red meat 1-2 times a week (and sometimes not even that).
Low refined sugar, low salt (I rarely add it to food), nuts and seeds and good cereals (oats, oat bran).
I'm seeing my eye specialist in 3 weeks so any suggested treatments I can run past him to see of any contra-indications.

I've also found the names of some specialists in the UK that are treating others with MP, so if my specialist has not seen it I can refer him – or even get myself to be referred.

Until I see my GI specialist, I don't know if it is him or the Radiologist that has diagnosed MP.

Pain is fairly constant at the moment, as is nausea, but bloating and feeling full has decreased.

More later!

Jan 9, 2019 · Mesenteric Panniculitis or Sclerosing Mesenteritis in Digestive Health

Hi Folks,

Name is Mick, from Reading, UK. 66 years old (almost 67!)
I had a gastroscopy and CT scan before Christmas because of abdominal discomfort/pain. I've had episodic heartburn/reflux for 10+ years, well controlled with Lanzoprazole.
The gastroscopy shows mild gastritis in the pylorus region, and a small hiatus hernia.
I got the CT scan results yesterday (phoned up and the letter had just been written!). I have mesenteric panniculitis!
Seeing my GI consultant on Monday 14th for more details and treatment plan.

Question: No. 1
I am allergic to penicillin, aspirin, food additives based on azo (coal tar) dyes. I am assuming that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs will also affect me?

Question No. 2
I also have normal tension, open angle glaucoma. Steroids can raise the eye pressure (IOP). My left eye has had a trabeculectomy so shouldn't be a problem (the IOP is well down and in control), but my right eye is marginal on IOP even with drops.

Seems from this my treatment options may be somewhat limited.

Fortunately my eye consultant and GI consultant work in the same offices so hopefully they can talk to each other.

Don't let anyone tell you that getting old is great! It isn't!!!