Thanks from everyone here. Love this website - makes me feel better just to know I am not alone - even at age 68. Most of you are younger I know.
I took Imodium for two days because I had to be out of the house, etc. - all was good - seemed better. Then today with no Imodium for over a day there was blood again but the stool is more formed. Not much cramping. Maybe it is working but not up far enough. Who knows.
As for pushing the suppository up further - I can't due to my arms aren't long enough (due to fat and not the length ha ha). I could not use it twice a day unless I got back to bed for an hour at least - it would come out. It makes me gassy for one thing.
I do believe after 11 days on Canasa that there is tiny bit improvement and maybe I am one of those who will have to use it longer. I am giving it more days unless it gets worse. I have to take Imodium when going out however and that is what I had the question about to the doctor.
Tomorrow is VA hospital with my husband - long ride and I have to be able to not have to stop.
68 year old female
diagnosed IBS about 20 years ago,
colonoscopy one year ago diagnosed as colitis
which cleared up by itself using Imodium when needed,
flareup (with rectal bleeding and diarrhea)- 2 months ago, colonoscopy showed mild
UC rectal and little above.
Taking Canasa 1000mg. once a day - just started. No help yet.