I am also having stomach pains, but way up in my stomach (for the women here, near where your bra goes around you). This is also fairly new.
I don't have an appointment until late November.
Also I have found the Asacol, (3-3 times a day) is not doing anything, and hasn't for weeks. Have you ever just stopped taking it, or maybe even upped the does on your own?
My doctor was pretty loose about me using my meds, (suppositories, and enemas) as I felt the need, but he said he wanted me on Asacol for 2 years.
Also I am wanting to sleep alot on bad flare days. I took a 2 1/2 hour nap today, after having plenty of sleep during the night. I'm thinking that may be the loss of blood?
Is anyone else having these symptoms?
This sounds like the pain I was having about 2 weeks ago. It hurt when I would walk...BADLY. It lasted for about a week. My Dr took me off the colozal and it went away. I'm back on it now. All my blood tests were normal. The Dr was worried that it could be pancreititis (sp) but it wasn;t. I've got an appt for a bowel x-ray series next week. After that, they want me to swallow the pill that takes pics of your intestines because my white cell count is low and I cant keep my iron up without supplementation.
Good Luck. That back pain is brutal and scary.
Diagnosed with UC in 2004-PTSD/Panic Disorder/Depression in 2007 & Fibromyalgia 2008
750mg colozal 3 pills 3x a day, .5mg clonazepam, 7.5mg Lexapro
1,000mg canasa suppositories (PM),
Prilosec-Not sure(Heartburn/GERD), Fish Oils
GNC Womens Active Formula Multi-vitamin