For whatever it's worth, my calprotectin was 59 after my first surgery and 1338 now: I'd certainly be more reassured by a low number now than I was back then. As for the Pentasa, it can't do any harm. It's worth trying it if it may help.
I sometimes have that constipated-but-passing-lots-of-titchy-BMs feeling. I don't think I can be constipated, unless I really do have a stricture. It's annoying. It was so much easier when I was going 3-5x a day instead of about
quadruple that. As for what's up with me: I'm bone-tired right now <_<. On the verge of going to bed. Had a better day than average, at least up until dinner. I've virtually decided I want to go back to an ileostomy. I only have a 'good' day if I get enough sleep, which I don't most nights. And the 'good' day only lasts for as long as my bowels are relatively empty. My quality of life just sucks right now. I don't even know if I have the desire or the patience to try the MAP therapy anymore (mind, it doesn't help that getting a blood sample is proving to be harder than getting blood out of a stone... oh wait, I have an idea...).
I couldn't view that article directly, it takes me to a log-in page. I've come across this with medscape before: non-members can only access articles through the google results page. So to anyone who wants to read it, just do a search for medscape 773450, then click on the first link that isn't an ad.
Dx Crohn's in summer of 2000. (Yay )
Tried and failed: 5-ASAs, azathioprine, 6MP, Remicade, methotrexate, Humira, various diets.
Had surgery Feb '13 - subtotal colectomy with end ileostomy. First thing to put me into remission in 13 years.
Had second surgery 10th July '15 to reverse the stoma and connect the ileum to the rectum. Feeling rough.