Pentasa and bloating

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NY
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   Posted 1/10/2010 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been on Pentassa for 6 years. My stomach is always hard and bloated. Can anyone help me re: reducing the bloaring?


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I gave your post a title so people will be more likely to read it. I hope you get some help with the bloating - Ivy.

Post Edited By Moderator (ivy6) : 1/11/2010 12:15:26 AM (GMT-7)


Reas
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   Posted 1/11/2010 5:23 AM (GMT -7)   
eyes  I was on Pentasa for over a year and put up with bloating all the time, thought it just came with  Crohn's.  I was switched to sulfasalazine and have not had bloating since.
Also, its about half the cost of Pentasa.

sickandlucky
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   Posted 1/11/2010 5:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I was also terribly bloated while on pentasa... whether this was due to the medication itself or the fact that it wasn't working to control my crohns isn't clear. I was even bloated when I wasn't eating or eating very little... Now I'm on imuran and tapering off of prednisone and I'm no longer bloated unless I eat something that disagrees with me. Good luck!
female 19, diagnosed crohns december 2008
entocort/pentasa previously, now prednisone & imuran, probiotics, calcium w/d, digestive enzymes & prenatal multivitamin


Nanners
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   Posted 1/11/2010 7:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah Pentasa caused bloating and a slight increase in Diarrhea for me. I now take Asacol and am doing well on it. Sometimes one 5-Asa med works better than the other for some people. Good luck!
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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!
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wannerbee
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   Posted 1/12/2010 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Well thanks they have taken me of asacole put me on PENTASA about a week now i dont think it agrees with me either been bloated and lower back pain At firat thought it was due to a spine problem i have but now i see it could be PENTASA also anxiety when your whole body seems to tence upi think thats what anxiety is ?? dont have the big (D) MINE IA CONSTIPATION put me on MOVICOLE for that seems to be easing the sit: but the mucas has come back (icky icky) will be speaking to my GP this evening should i ask him if i can go back on asacole???? against the hospital instructions Get a lot of discomfort in the bum aerea more of an ache Sorry if this seems a bit jumbled have to write it as i think of it BEV thanks for giving me your msm number but idont have that not very comp: literate pity we cant put e mail on here have not had a chance to find a FOREVER LIVING ALOAVERE AGENT YET BUT WILL ASAP THANKS for listening tedxx
             HI   I"M TED                                                                                DIAGNOSED CROHNS IN 2009  CURRENT MEDS  PENTASA 4 X500MGs TWICE A DAY AND MOVICOLE 1 SACHET TWICE A DAY


NY
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   Posted 1/14/2010 4:29 AM (GMT -7)   
To REAS: I'm bloated even if I don't eat also. Pentassa seems to be working so I don't change. Is sulfasalzine a stronger or weaker med than pentassa? Are you really not bloated anymore?

Reas
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   Posted 1/14/2010 5:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Don't know if its stronger or weaker, I believe its one of the "older" drugs so think that sometimes Rheumy's seem to overlook it. I don't believe that stronger is always better, talk to your Rheumy and ask, it may depend on where the restriction is or if you have any other auto immune. Think we should all question more than we do.
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