I think your GI is on the right track. These could be symptoms of c. difficile infection, which can be quite serious if not treated promptly. It's an organism that grows quickly when your normal intestinal bacteria are suppressed, such as in UC. One thing you might consider is getting on a good daily probiotic to help rebuild the normal bacteria in your colon.
I'm surprised you were taken off Asacol, as that is usually used as a maintenance drug to both help maintain remission and lower the long-term risk of colon cancer. Ask your GI about
this, as it's more common for people to take the Asacol daily and use the Rowasa as needed to keep things under control.
I hope you're soon feeling better. And welcome to HealingWell.
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.
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