My husband took budesonide for seven weeks before feeling any relief; he is still taking this drug now going 15 weeks his Dr. will begin weaning him off the medication soon. Who knows what happens after that. It’s been very hard.
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My husband was diagnosed with collagenous gastritis and microscopic collagenous colitis. A colonoscopy and an endoscopy confirmed the results. He is being treated with budesonide, sucralfate, omeprazole, and lomotil. My husband is 72 years old, his symptoms for two months were extreme diarrhea, and weight loss with blood in his stool. He has always had a healthy diet. This illness has stopped him from working and fear of being too
far from home. It has changed our life. The affect of the drug treatment and change of diet has been positive, he is weaning himself off the lomotil, has gained back 2 pounds. It came out of the blue, we are adjusting.
So sorry to read what you’re going through. My husband was just diagnosed with CG. He also has microscopic collagenous colitis. Which is causing the diarrhea, and weight loss his dr prescribed lomtil to control the runs, and budesonide for the colon he takes sucralffate for CG. It’s all so overwhelming. Get the tests done. Once you know you can start a management program. He also changed his diet, that really helps
My husband was diagnosed with collagenous microscopic colitis and collagenous gastritis his symptoms were blood in the stool, diarrhea
and weight loss. He is a thin person and now looks fragile. He cannot go to the office or be away from home too long
His dr put him on budesonide ec 3mg tabs 3x a day,sucralfate 1 GM tab 3x a day, And for diarrhea Lomtil. Our life has changed, his dr said prednisone would help his collagenous gastritis. My husband decided that this drug with the terrible side effects was something to avoid. Instead diet changes were made. Diarrhea has lessened, and we wish there was a budesonide for the collagenous gastritis. That’s our story. Don’t know what else to do.