Posted 10/28/2016 8:22 AM (GMT -6)
Hello Forum Members:
I am 3.5 months into my Entyvio treatment for Crohn's, but haven't seen any symptom relief (diarrhea, bloating) - my GI has asked me to stay on this for some more time. Have you seen relief for Crohn's from Entyvio kick in 3-4 months after start?
In the last 2-3 weeks, my bloating seems to have become worse - affecting my appetite, sleep and general well-being and mood. Its starts about the time I begin eating and persists for hours. I sit with a heating pad and sometimes it helps a bit.
Can you please chime in with your input:
- Is this from Entyvio?
- Bacterial overgrowth?
- Probiotics help - I am taking VSL#3 nightly
- Is this due to peristalsis and scar tissue/adhesion generated?
- Hormonal imbalance
- Importantly, what things (not just meds) I can try for relief? My doc suggests PPIs, GasX etc ... not much help from those, since this is not just stomach gas, I think.
Thanks for your help!!
47 year old, female, 2 resections ('93 and '07)
currently on Entyvio, was on Remicade '07-May this year