I am new to here. I have been recently diagnoised with UC. My doctor wants me to drink citrucel twice a day. I can't stand the stuff. I see they have a pill form of citrucel out, would that work as good?
I am currently taking Asacol 800mg three times a day.
I got sick last August and found out I had severe UC along with Gangrene in my colon. I had two sections of my colon removed and given an illiostomy bag for 12 weeks while healing. Then they went in to reconnect me and get rid of the bag. I do not miss the bag at all. Even though I am dealing with running to the bathroom alot.
I don't like the cost of the med but don't have a choice. As I've read on here, not taking it correctly can cause problems. Like today I have diahrrea and wonder if it's because I backed down on the asacol after finding out how much it cost me. I take immodium to help with that but look forward to finding out ways to deal with this on here.
I haven't put my bio on here yet, but will after this question.
Does anyone else have to take the citrucel? If so, how much and pill or powder?
I love this site and am very thankful for it.
47 yr old
Aug 2011 half of colon removed from gangrene.
Nov 2011 illiostomy takedown and diagnoised with UC
Put on Citrucel twice a day and Asacol 800 x 3 a day.
Have Fibromyalgia, Meniere's, UC and IBS
On to many other meds to list :)
Post Edited (halo52208) : 1/28/2012 4:43:18 PM (GMT-7)