Hi...how many mesacal are you taking daily?
Is your UC pancolitis....is that why the doc is giving you the Entocort?
It's good you're not having much diarrhea...something is working regarding higher than the rectum inflammation.
Rectal meds can be intimidating...but really consider them because that will help immensely. They can become your best friend for treating flares. Remember that the oral topicals won't reach the rectum...and the rectum pretty much rules. Keeping inflammation down there will lessen your flare symptoms as well if you learn how to use them effectively.
For the other symptoms of pain and cramping...you could ask your doc for an antispasmodic...I use Bentylol (dicyclomine). I started with 10mg and eventually started using 20mg.
Nove Scotia (never been there but I hear it's absolutely beautiful!)....lots of snow that way this past winter...Hope you're well on the way to Spring!
I'm in Winnipeg, MB. We had pretty much a normal winter..cold..but I don't mind that part.
Please think about
the rectal meds....I would suggest you do the retention enemas..Salofalk.
Hope you feel better soon!
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!