Well, It's been almost 2 weeks since I started the Lialda and I'm feeling much better!!! I was nervous at first because my dr has me taking a larger dose (2 pills 2x a day) but I actually have NO side effects from it and for the last 2 days I have had the closest thing to normal poopies in a loooooong time!!! I was bleeding constantly and mucus was my constant companion, but no more, the nausea is pretty much gone and I'm feeling as good as I was last year in Montana when I achieved a remission that lasted almost a year with no meds at all...
It's nice to only take it 2 times a day and eventually only 1 time a day... I never thought I'd prefer taking pills versus sticking a rowasa tube up my poopie hole every night, but the pills aren't bad except for the size.. (they're HUGE)
So Far So Good!!!
Diagnosed with U/C January 31st, 2005, IBS on July 21st, 2006
Status as of January 9, 2009: Flaring for the last 3 months with blood, mucus and my stomach is so bulging out! Meds are Lialda 2 pills 2x a day Culturelle 1x a day, plus an occasional Xanax if I feel stressed out.... Ambien at night for sleep... geez..