Maureen, Old Hat ...
Thanks so much! I feel much better today and I went to store without panicking about finding a bathroom. All is going pretty well on 6 a day. All my life I have been extremely sensitive to medication - 1/2 Xanax works for me and 1 Tylenol for examples. I also use a Canasa before I go to bed. Had a dream that the two medications did not meet in the middle and I had one little stripe of ulcers in there bleeding! Sure have some funny dreams, don't we.
The other day the NP told me that my gastro doc and her think I probably have had colitis many years - labeled spastic colon in the old days and IBS - just never had any blood until a year ago and then for a short time. Stress seems to make it worse, right? I also believe my Mom had it because she often had diarrhea and took like gallons of pepto bismal.
As for drinking water - thanks for reminding me. I do not go out in the heat but I also do NOT drink enough water. I can't drink it on an empty stomach (makes me nauseated) and just never think with meals. I will try harder.
Thanks again, ElaineNY
68 yr. old granny
New UC (with rectal bleeding and diarrhea)- 3 months ago, colonoscopy showed mild
UC rectal and little above.
Using Canasa 1000mg. once a day - added Colazal 3X2 for a month
Probiotic Align (after trying primal defense)
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax and Lipitor