medicine question-how long does it take to work?

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   Posted 10/2/2011 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
My son was unfortunatly recently diagonised with mild UP via scope. Blood was only detected in a stool sample and already he is anemic. He was given Apriso and Rowasa. It has only been 2 weeks but I see no difference, in fact maybe a tab worse today. He has gone from loose stools to straining and now back to loose. He's tired and his appetite is off. It's been so long since I had to deal with this and am getting nervous considering my situation. I remember something about a 3 week mark with the meds and getting into a remission? Sorry if I am panicking but I need someone to panick to right now-lol. Right now he is stable. Seeing the GI again this week.
UC 1996

5 asa, predisone, 6 mp

Dec 26, 2000, Emergency j-pouch surgery

Multiple complications, J-pouch redo- July 3, 2001.

Take down-Jan 3, 2002

Chronic pouchitis: cipro, pentassa, xifican, cortifoam, canassa, leviguin, lexapro

Gall bladder out-Oct 1997

April 2010 bad pouchitis flare-remicade (only 2 doses)

Aug 2010-adhesion surgery

Doing great! only canassa!

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   Posted 10/2/2011 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry to hear about your son. I think Rowasa can take some time to work, and I know my AsacolHD did say something about improvement in 3 weeks. So maybe you just need to hang in there a while longer. Or maybe think about starting the steroid enemas?
Dx 2007
AsacolHD 2 pills 3x/day
Prednisone 10 mg
Imuran 100 mg
VSL#3DS, fish oil, calcium, multivit
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