I switched to the powder metamucil that you mix 1 heaping tablespoon into 8 hours of water or other liquids and I am having bouts of bloating and gas but it is better. My stools have always been formed but I go more than twice a day occasionally. And my tight pants pushing in on my gut don't help things. They are pushing into the area right below my left ribs and that I've determined is where the stinging sensations and the catch in my side are coming from.
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.