You didn't comment on when I take the Canasa I have mucus with purple in it, is that dried blood or fresh blood from the night when I put it in do you think?
I agree with you about my doc, but I swear she was like you're the mildest case every she said, she made it seem like I could leave or take meds, and if I could get away without them I should, if I can't them take them. She's good when you can see her, it takes 2 months to get into her no matter how important you think it is. Even after my scope, I was on a 2 months waiting list to go over the results, she explained everything to the person that went with me and she felt she did a sufficient job at that.If I switch GI's all they want to do first is a dang scope, no thank you. Michigan folks if there's a GI you absolutly love, let me know and I maybe will switch. My great insurance is ending b/c my divorce is final in less than 8 days, so that's a bummer.
I had two scopes by 2 different docs almost 2 years apart. I'm on no meds at this time and haven't been since August. about 3 weeks ago I did 2 nights of Canasa b/c I was on vacation and could take the rectum poking out. When I have no inflammation and i've experienced that 2 times for 2 days in 4 years, but my butt is completely normal, so I know it's inflammation.
What would be a steriod suppository? I have the liquid Rowasa, but that makes me so sick in the morning.
Thanks for the advice, I feel I'm doing ok, no urgency, no bleeding (not much at all) I go to the bathroom in the AM, so D during the day, but less than 4 bm's a day, more like just AM with liquid during the day. It seems like IBS mostly, but I need to get the inflammation down.
Has anyone done a probiotic enema? If that bacteria is off and the meds make it worse maybe a enema might work? Do you know anything about this? Please answer if you can about seeing purple mucus, that kinda scares me a little.
First scope 7/05 should no UC, but I was bleeding with urgency, was told I had IBS. Six months later, sigmoid showed UC at rectum, 2nd colonoscopy & Endoscopy 7/27/07, Left sided colitis and near cecum (mild) no UC at rectum. On and off meds, but the side effects are worse than the dis-ease itself. 5ASA's make me highly nervous, feeling on verg of panic attack all day,thence "accidents", especially when driving.
12/08 Olive leaf extract, probiotics, holy basil, whole food multi-vitamin. I manage on a daily basis, work out 4-5 times a week. I feel like a volcano during the day and erupt in the AM (bathroom for a hour), the it starts all over again. Try to eat gluten free and low sugar diet.