I cannot answer the question on the Pentasa plugging you up. I need to check in out. I have no idea, other than I guess the 16 pills are the doseage required for it to work, I just know you have to 16 pills a day. Hum.
Yes, the Bentyl is like the Belladona. I am thinking, thats scarey, I wonder if you could either get gi to script you some phenergren, or I have used Emitrol which is OT. We need to go into drugs.com and check and see if the Pentasa is suppose to be causing you these problems, you may have to call the gi. Cause basically, if you can't get 16 a day down you, then you need something else, 2 a day won't work, and of course skipping days will not work either.
I am on 100mg of Imuran, my gi says its suppose to enhance the effects of the Remicade. Speaking of gi's, I have an appt w/mine tomorrow, he ain't gonna be happy with me. When I saw him 3 wks ago he wanted me to have another poop test, well, I did not get it done, felt too crappy. Imagine that. FYI, when starting Imuran you have to take it 3 months before its effective.
Ok, I think your best bet is to call your gi and talk to the nurse and tell her all the problems you are having and have her ask dr about a different kind of meds.
If I think of something else, I will let you know. I disagree w/dr about eating anything you want. If your colon is inflammed then you need foods that will gentle to it. Eat some scrabbled eggs for breakfast.
Oh, when I was in the hospital w/flare from cd, I was unable to eat, so my gi ordered me to drink 3 Breezes a day. That way I got some nutrients. Breezes are made by the peeps that make Boost. I can't handle Boost. I love the Breezes very cold, I drink the tropical one. The only place I have found them was at Walgreens. Talk to you later. Hugs.... Susie