All Mesalamine medications give me those symptoms and they continue to get worse until I stopped them - ASacol, LIalda, Rowasa, Canasa, Colazal, etc. I tried to continue but always got worse. HOWEVER, if I could have tolerated them they were helping to some degree with bleeding, cramping, etc. I felt just like I had the flu and got bad a couple of times so that I could barely get out of bed.
I will not/can not take mesalamine medications again - felt worse than the UC.
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only 2 cm. left to heal in rectum - going to try Proctofoam first.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Tried hydrocortisone for two weeks with no change.
Having sigmoidoscopy next week to see where to go from here.