Thanks for the replies; I'm feeling better today, I have a constant crampy pain on my left side but it's not excrutiating, and I still feel kind of bloated but the bleeding seems to have slowed down. They didn't tell me how many biopsies were taken but it feels like a lot. I was getting a little nervous but then I figured they tell everyone who gets a colonoscopy to call if they pass more than a tablespoon, but I'm a 'normal' patient since I have UC and bleed easily as it is so probably a tablespoon is more than normal for me so I figured it was okay. My throat is still killing me but that's to be expected I guess. He mentioned adding suppositories and keeping the Lialda, but I think I'll ask for enemas because I did the Canasa suppositories once and they didn't help at all and just made me crampy, bloated, and gassy.
But you know, laying on the floor giving myself an enema the morning of (which was really painful after going to the bathroom 400 times from the prep) because I still wasn't clear and my butt was on fire and felt like the first few layers of skin had been burned off by acid, all I could think about
was surgery. I'm sick of having to do this yearly or even every two or three years is too much. Every day I feel like I'm just that much closer to saying "enough is enough"
Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) diagnosed at age 15; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use.
Trying out Lialda, 2 pills/day