I had been considering all sorts of treatments and even surgery.
The new doctor, who my GI who saved me from bad doctors originally - had recommended, told me surgery is crazy for me. He mentioned how lots of doctors ignore the overlap of IBS and UC. He put me on a higher dose of asacol (4, 3 times a day) and rowasa and canasa every other day (I tried canasa over the summer but it wasn't enough and this is my first try with rowasa), and brand name Konsyl (fiber supplement) which you have to request at the pharmacy for bulking. I have had maybe 3 bms the since sat morning. I think I might have started to go into remission even though i am tapering ( went down to 25 mg on sat.). I feel different, still a little cramping but urgency has disappeared. I'm in shock almost that almost 4 years of thinking about
using the bathroom all the time could be fading. I'm really happy and relieved but don't want to get my hopes up. Just figured I would share my experiences as so many people have. Knock on wood for me.
UC diagnosed January 05 MAYBE REMISSION AFTER ALMOST 4 YEARS!! - DARE I SAY?
Past Meds: Azasan (Imuran) - piercing chest pains after six days so tried different brand aka Azathioprine - morning nausea /didn't really help after more than 6 months, dicyclomine (still flared), Remicade - 7 treatments (stopping because no dramatic changes), allergy shots (03-07), levbid
Current meds: Asacol 4 - 3x, Aciphex (acid reflux), prednisone 25 mg now tapering, rowasa and canasa every other night, konsyl (fiber for bulking stool), multivitamin, caltrate 2x a day. probiotic (florasmart), astelin (nasal spray as needed for allergies), fosamax (bone density)
Post Edited (ThePostModernIrony) : 10/6/2008 3:44:17 PM (GMT-6)