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crohnielass
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   Posted 12/28/2009 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Back in june i was put on pentasa came off it recently as i had joint pain which has now gone,but my question is when I looked up on the net about pentasa it states that its used to treat colitis which only affects the colon area is that right? if it is then surely the GI should of given me either something for the small and large bowel or two seperate drugs for each part of bowel shouldn't he? I won't be seeing him till the 8th of Jan. the only trouble is you never see the same doc and the last one just asked me what i wanted to go on as he wanted me to be on nothing,but im not that clued up on the meds these days so he ended up giving pentasa. What meds do you take/ have taken that is for both the small and large bowel i would like to go back to this doc with some knowledge thanks so much Bev x

p.s Iam hoping to transfere to a crohns colitis and fistula hossy after my op later in jan only staying at this hossy at the mo as i 100% trust the surgeon who's doing the reversal :-) :-) :-)
Diagnosed with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993 In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel  and fistula jan 09 and given temp stoma.  reversal 1st week of Jan. Meds:Pentasa 500mg 3x day,  B12 shots, every 3 months, iron syrup,loperimide,folic acid,  citalopram 60mg (for Anxiety.)


pb4
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   Posted 12/28/2009 8:16 PM (GMT -7)   
The unique thing about pentasa is that it's targeted to release at the diseased area(s)...usually releasing when it reaches the end of 20' of the small intestine, the ileum and right side of the colon. Pentasa also can reach throughout the intestinal tract to treat the duodenum and rectom. Asacol will only release when it hits the colon. This is likely why your GI put you on Pentasa. It can take time for any med to kick in, if you're severe enough then most GI's will offer prednisone since it's often used as a booster drug until your maintenance med (like pentasa, asacol, ect) finally kick in. Remicade is suppose to be very helpful for those dealing with fistulas.

Wishing you best of luck with pentasa helping you and keeping you in full remission.

:)

crohnielass
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   Posted 12/29/2009 6:38 AM (GMT -7)   
pb4, thanks for that. i have been on remi but had a reaction would try it again though thanks again for your reply Bev x wink
Diagnosed with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993 In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel  and fistula jan 09 and given temp stoma.  reversal 1st week of Jan. Meds:Pentasa 500mg 3x day,  B12 shots, every 3 months, iron syrup,loperimide,folic acid,  citalopram 60mg (for Anxiety.)


Nanners
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   Posted 12/29/2009 9:04 AM (GMT -7)   
My Crohns is right in the area where PB4 mentioned at the TI/Cecum area. I take Asacol and am maintained solely on Asacol. Maybe you can try it instead of the Pentasa.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

pb4
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   Posted 12/29/2009 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, asacol starts release at the end of the small intestine going into the large intestine (colon) and the rectom area.

:)
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omegas 369 caps one cap twice/day
probiotics 10 billion cfu once/day
vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
Prodiem fibre supplement one cap before bed
I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
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