sweetmelody...definitely start taking them and taper once you're "normal"..go every second night for a few weeks, then every third night..etc.
It'll help you find a maintenance dosage.
Arlene..Happy to hear that the cancer is only on one side and that the cryosurgery is the method chosen. Seems treatment has improved immensely in the years for prostate. Healing thoughts sent his way!
As for how you're feeling, call the doc and ask for a 'script
for dicyclomine. I started out with 10mg for over 15 years, and it helped immensely for the stomach/gut cramping and nausea...well, it took the edge off which is at least helpful. Lower in the rectum can cause such symptoms. How often are you on the Canasa? Sounds as though you are improving...plus I'm sure the worry of your husband's pending surgery is a factor.
Do you find you're more hungry when you're nauseated? I am, in an effort to stop the feeling...works for a while.
I'm doing well...have the week off which is great after a very busy stint of clients (mobile hairdresser).
The weather is kind of cloudy, muggy and balmy...ugh...low pressure and I loathe it..lol! I'm in for the day anyway, so no matter. Hoping for an improvement by tomorrow.
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 !!!