Welcome to the forum.
I'm sorry you are not feeling great. The pain on your right side seems consistent with inflammation in the TI, the most common place for Crohn's activity. It is likely that the Pentasa is not completely effective - the mesalamines are a nice safe med but there isn't a lot of strong data that they actually do anything for Crohn's. It might be possible for you to combine Pentasa with entocort, a steroid that is active in the TI only - with entocort to get you into a solid remission, the Pentasa then may be able to support a remission.
The DR that prescribed the Pentasa should be able to prescribe entocort. Entocort should not be taken for longer than 6 months - you should be able to get into a good remission in less time than that.
50 yrs old, IBD diagnosis in spring '01. Proctitis, gastritis, ileitis.
generic Colazal (
6 pills/day), Sulfazine (1.5 g/day),
, folic acid, vit. D (2K iu), flax seed oil (2 tsp/day), psyllium (1/2T daily), mesalamine enema as needed. Gluten free as of 5/30/11. Colonoscopy found no evidence of inflammation on 8/16/1