Hello all, I first posted around a month ago having just been given an intermediate diagnosis,
I have been on treatment for 4 weeks now.
I have been taking 2g of Pentasa orally twice a day and 1g of Asacol rectally once a day (sometimes skipped this early on because of being so sore).
My BM's are down from double figures to 4-5 times a day. Blood and mucous almost gone and stools are starting to firm up although still far from normal. Abdo pains less frequent and much less severe.
Hellishly tired all the time, I find I need 11 hours sleep just to even function at a basic level at work.
Had 2 complications around my rear end, the first was an abscess which seems to have cleared up after 2 weeks of metranidazole ( Not before it burst on me when I sat on the toilet one day though - boy did that hurt !) The second, which I am none too pleased about is an anal fissure which wasnt there prior to my sygmoidoscopy and is likely to have been caused by the procedure. It aches like mad most of the time and is really sore after BM's.
I had my first monthly appointment yesterday and because of my progress I have avoided steroids for now but I have been put on the list for colonoscopy in 5 weeks time.
I really dont want to go through this proceedure, I am very concerned that if my fissure has healed by then it will open it again or make it worse if its still present.
If my symtoms continue to improve I am considering taking myself of the operating list when the time comes.
Well thats where I am now, any comments are welcomed and appreciated.
Thanks for reading.