I started a new topic although I have been here before with my Canasa saga.
I have used the Canasa every night for 2 weeks. I did not take anything else for one week and then found it necessary to take Imodium a couple days (twice) so I could go out to run errands, etc.
With Imodium I am fine for a couple days - still little blood with bm in morning is all.
Now I was able to stay home for two days. This is what I have now. I take probiotic Align every day and some days yogurt drink. I use the Canasa once a night as prescribed.
Little cramping or more just discomfort low in colon during day. First thing in morning I expel remnants of Canasa first with no stool or blood. Next I have better formed bm with blood first (dark red, mucous or threading looking - not bleeding). I may have one more fairly normal bm and then ok for the rest of the day UNLESS I overeat all at once - then I have urgency but only one bm.
I have tried to call gastro doc office many times - either no answer, busy or left on hold forever. I guess I better try again next week.
I do think probiotics are helping digestion and certainly diarrhea but not the blood issue. I need to get this better so I can have knee surgery.
Anything anyone can suggest short of talking to doc - like fiber, certain food, why some take Omega 3, etc.
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.
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax for anxiety
Tylenol for arthritis