A question about Mesalamine.

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   Posted 2/24/2010 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
How it is suppose to work?
If anti-infflamatories are prohibed with IBD.
Why Mesalamine(enema) is use?Does it help lower gut infflamation and nerve irritation down there?
-IBS induced by NSAID
-IBS-A,C with meteorism(trapped gas) and pubic burning-

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   Posted 2/24/2010 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Anti inflammatories are not prohibited. NSAIDS are.

5-ASA meds are kind of like TOPICAL aspirin if that makes sense.
They don't really work well..

Pentasa does nothing for me.

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   Posted 2/25/2010 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I think "topical" is a good word to describe mesalamine. Think of it like a blam or a lotion for your intestines. It's a pretty mild drug with virtually no side effects and though it didn't put me in remission, it definitely was doing something, as I went from mesalamine to nothing for about a month while I was waiting for my insurance to approve the TNF-alphas and MAN did I regret it.
22 years old, Female.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Ileocolitis November 2008.
Currently taking Cimzia, 6MP, 7.5 mg prednisone.
Starting Remicade 02/22/10.

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