You sound like you're in a flare-up if you're too scared to eat and have lost 30lb in a month. Go back to your GI and tell him the mesalamine isn't working. If he tries to give you a different brand of mesalamine, I would think about
switching doctors, as new as you are to Crohn's. Mesalamine is almost useless in Crohn's and it shouldn't really be prescribed on its own, except for perhaps very mild disease. Were you given anything else, like a course of steroids?
Dx Crohn's in June 2000. (Yay )
Tried: 5-ASAs, azathioprine, 6MP, Remicade, methotrexate, Humira, diets.
1st surgery 20/2/13 - subtotal colectomy with end ileostomy.
2nd surgery 10/7/15 - ileorectal anastomosis. Stoma reversed and ileum connected to the rectum.
Current status: Chronic flare. Do I have any other kind?
Current meds: 50mg 6MP; Entyvio (started 3/11/16)