I did really well on the Asacol when I took it for ulcertive colitis. It made my diarrhea go away and the cramping. My problem is everything I take seems to give me heartburn. That's why I am afraid to take it again. I found out today that it maybe my new med for asthma singulair causeing some of the heartburn. It can't hurt to try asacol. I took my chlordioxepide/clidium caps and gas-x in the hopes of escaping that horrible pain tonight. I am ehausted and had cramps all day. I just thought of something else you might want to try. You could ask your doc about
Elavil. It is a antidepressent that has the side effect of constipation and it helps with pain. I never got constipated from it though. I had taken it for fibromyalgia. It also helps you sleep. If they can't come up with something better to help me I may consider taking that again. I took 50mg pills which is a low dose. You can also start out with 25mg. It will make you real tired at first until you get used to it. Barb
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