Posted 4/8/2008 7:28 PM (GMT -6)
Thanks for responding. I'm not really sure what to think. I was so happy that the doc changed my meds and started taking a proactive approach. I was taking Canasa suppositories once a day and they basically stopped working a while back. I scheduled a colonoscopy because I just knew something was off. My doc seemed pretty confused with my particular situation - I don't typically have diarrhea, I guess I am kind of the opposite. I used to have constipation with tenesmus and serious pain when finally having a BM. Of course all the while I would deal with blood (every time I went) and mucus and abdominal pain. Honestly, I just thought it was par for the course. Things have started to change though. I have started to have mild diarrhea (3-5 x/day, but not everyday), lots of pain, I no longer enjoy eating at all, I can't drink even a glass of wine, and I just feel wiped out. I guess my thing is that I don't really know what I should be doing about this. I have researched a lot, but I feel like I am probably not in that bad of shape and should just toughen up.
I just started rowasa last week, and aside from the gas I feel OK. I'm not really sure either one are working though. I don't feel one iota better today than I did last week. There is less blood, but that is about it.