Just got back from the NP. She ask me to try the Rowasa every other day and don't take the Colazal (which obviously caused the side effects of nausea, ringing in ears, dizzy spells, sweating, etc. to get worse). From what I told her I have no other real symptoms of UC at the moment except occasional dry/thick blood - little bit with BM. I have no cramping, D, and nausea/sweating is less. Since I have had IBS for years many of my problems are caused by that - like gas, heartburn, etc. She told me she will talk to the doctor and call me regarding any other treatment now. She also said "do not obsess over blood in the stool - this is not a serious problem - diarrhea, BLEEDING, pain, etc. is a problem". She said next medication would be immune suppressant and I said NO because I am trying to get into remission for knee replacement surgery. She agreed! I will let you know what doctor says.
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
Colazal 1X3- discontinued for now
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Starting Rowasa nightly - discontinued for now