Based on what was going on before you started the generic, it would be difficult to say with any certainty that it had a bad effect. It sounds as if you may have been starting a flare already. The stress of worrying about
your health situation could also contribute. Just too many possible factors here to single one out. Then again, as we know, this DD comes and goes as it pleases.
Do call your GI tomorrow. There's absolutely no reason to continue suffering without help. My guess is that, unless there's a contraindication due to your DVT, he'll recommend a course of Prednisone to try to snap you back into remission or at least decrease the symptoms.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
Posted 3/2/2008 11:14 AM (GMT -7)
Very sorry to read that you're having colon problems while on 5-ASA meds. Could it be that the Coumadin interferes with them? It sounds like your gastro & hematologist should discuss your situation together so as to better analyze what is going on. Judilyn is undoubtedly right; you should call your gastro ASAP to get them working faster at treating your case. In the meantime, rest as much as possible & keep yourself hydrated. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC; currently on 3 Colazal daily for maintenance of remission)
Posted 3/2/2008 11:26 AM (GMT -7)
Thank You Guys! I will definitely call my GI tomorrow. I need to take something to get this back under control. I work full-time and can't afford to miss too much work. My GI discussed starting me on 6-MP after the colonoscopy. We were trying to avoid the dreaded prenisone. But, I don't think I can wait for the 6-MP to kick in as I have read it could take months. If he starts me on prednisone prior to the colonoscopy, will the prednisone decrease any symptoms he would see? Do you think he will make me wait until after the colonoscopy before he prescribes me anything?
Pancolitis - dx December 2006
Colazal 750 mg - 9/day (generic)
Canasa 1000mg 1/day (???)
Women's One-A-Day Multi-Vitamin
Calcium +D 500 mg - 3/day
Coumadin 2.5 mg/day (for DVT, dx 2/13/07)
Asacol (bad reaction); mesalamine supp. (bad reaction); Seasonale (birth control); cranberry pill - 300 mg 3x/day (urinary tract infec.) ;
Lovenox injec. 2x/day (for DVT); Prednisone - 10 mg/day; Folic Acid - 400 mcg x2/day
Currently it is Wednesday, December 12, 2018 7:09 PM (GMT -7)
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