Hey Rey, this stuff does test ones nerves. Everytime I have a flare of this stuff, I stay tensed up for weeks. I haven't felt too bad today so far but now the gas is building in my upper gut. I am sitting here at work and my pants are pushing everything upward. This isn't so painful right now but has been at times. I am experiencing low pelvic cramping right now, just a slight case. But it is also a certain time of the month for me also and I've been totally out of whack where that is concerned since February.
I have been drinking a cup of coffee everyday and have tried eating some things that I haven't eaten in a while and my body is not adjusting too well. I have backed off the coffee. And am drinking more water, and have backed off on my fiber intake for a while until I can clear out. I am treating things preventatively 3 different ways, I take one Protonix 40mg a day, 4 Asacol 400mg a day, and use 1 1000 mg. Canasa suppository every other night. This gas sensation I'm having causes these weird tingling sensations.
I need to get my stress under control, that in itself can cause a person to develop cancer, according to a co-worker sitting here with throat cancer right now, but she was a heavy smoker. I need to focus on something else like I tried to do in the past, and eventually these issues cleared up. I've read to avoid fiber while trying to straighten out, drink more water, avoid soft drinks, coffee, etc.! So I am going to try and do that for a while. I go back to the gastro doctor on July 17th and have mentioned the gas feelings and the catch feelings in my side quite often and he does not appear concerned about it, and says the catch feelings in my side are not colon related.
Diagnosed with left sided UC in sigmoid colon and rectum 1986.
Put on Azulfidine 2 X 3 a day and Rowasa enemas 60mg.
Have been pretty much in remission overall other than a few flares over the past 21 years.
Medicine changed to Asacol 400mg 2 pills X3 times a day. Taken off all meds in 2004.
Diagnosed with acid reflux 2005. Put on Protonix 40mg.
Have been using Canasa 1000mg suppositories nightly since January 2007.
Was put back on Asacol 400mg 2 pills 2X a day in July 2007 maintenance.