Thanks both of you. I will not stop coming here - mostly for support. I told the NP/doc that I would not try any weird diets or other medications that they did not recommend. NP gave me some Digestive Advantage for Crohns and Colitis today to try. I will try it after I finish my current supply of Align. She said some have had good results with it. You know I took Colazal for along time - 6 a day and then increased to 9 a day and added Rowasa. I am beginning to believe the flu-like symptoms were from that combination - when I had to quit. I wish the doctor could have seen me like that - at least my husband knows how sick I was.
You know, doctors look at us "seniors" a little differently than those younger I think - especially newly diagnosed! I believe they think 68 year old patients don't now anything and they should just follow instructions with no input. I have lots of input even if I never went to a blog or forum! NO ONE knows my body like I do. I told a GYN doc that once and he didn't like it very much. He ordered a D & C and then after he finally admitted I was right! GEEZ!
Thanks for hanging in there with me. I follow you guys - I want to see everyone here healthy and happy as possible. I now how lucky I am. I started one Lialda today. Canasa does not seem to cause me any problems and is definitely helping with the cramping and bleeding.
I am glad I am having a colonoscopy Oct. 28 - that will show is/what medication is helping.
Sherry - you have in your signature about your back -
epidural injections~bulging and herniated discs C5/C6 & C6/C7~3rd epidural injection 9/4, Neurontin and Skelaxin
What is Skelaxin? My husband has same problems and had 3 epidurals - did yours help? He tried Neurotin with too many side effects!
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
10/3/2008 - agreed to try one Lialda and one Canasa every day due to my sensitivity to all medications and side effects. Colonoscopy 10/28 to reaccess.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol