I am so new at this and just trying to get more info. I am being treated after UC diagnosis last week - so far using Canasa. I believe doctor mentioned pills if this does not work for me.
I have suffered with IBS for about 20 years with on and off diarrhea controlled with Imodium when needed. Never have constipation.
Then bleeding started and I had a colonoscopy. I ONLY have symptoms mornings - usually about 2 or 3 very loose BM with blood - dimishing as I "go". I rarely have more than 2 or 3 bouts and then done for the day and feeling fine. If going out, I take Imodium to control it while out.
I also have nausea sometimes early morning (before I get out of bed) and sweats - can this be related or has anyone else had these symptoms.
I am 68 and need to get this under control better so I can have knee surgery.
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.