I went to my gastro doctor Tuesday due to what I feel is a small flare possibly without diarrhea. Some small amounts of brighter red blood are however present on the tissue at times. I was put back on Rowasa enemas and asked about
using Metamucil and they said it was fine to use it, even with me having occasional rectal bleeding going on. I use the Metamucil powder and mix a heaping teaspoon in 8 ounces of water and drink it. You can use it 3 times a day. If it gets thick in the glass though, you need to mix more water with it. It can make one's throat swell. They said it is only fiber, however, I have had on and off bouts of gas for so long, the gas drives me crazy. But I need to use it anyway to get me back to normal.
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.