It looks like the steroids and the pentassa has stopped working after a few days after initially completely getting rid of the bleeding and diarrhoea symptoms earlier this week. I am now on day 5 and I noticed a small speck of blood on the tissue and maybe a a small tinge on one of my stools. The diarrhoa has disappeared and I am now having 2 bowel movements a day. Is it just a little lapse or does some spotting show up from time to time?
I'd love to just be on Mesazaline but it looks like it isn't working again.
I am not having D but the stools are softer and dispersing more. The fact is though they do make a large plop (TMI) when then they drop so I guess they are solid BM's. I have been 4 times already today and it was down to 2 the last few days - maybe the anxiety with the blood is making my IBS play up too. Life sucks sometimes but we have to be grateful to God for what we have.
My GI just emailed this to me:
Please do not attribute any tinge of blood with your inflammation. Frequency of motions and consistency of stools are the major determinents of colonic inflammation. So I think you are doing well. Please stop thinking of more aggressive medications as we donot know the future and the diagnosis is far from 100%.
Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: 2 Patches of Mild Chrohn's Colitis with no Granuloma
Medication: 4000mg Pentasa a day, 5mg Clipper Steroid (Beclometasone dipropionate)
Post Edited (LondonRed) : 8/17/2008 8:52:58 AM (GMT-6)