It is my understanding that mesalamine is an anti-inflammatory so if the presense of immune cells causes inflammation then maybe it would work. Many years ago, when IBS was known as spastic colon, I believe I was given some sort of anti-inflammatory med as a small amount of inflammation was found in my rectal/sigmoid area. I have no idea what its name was. It didn't work, actually. My symtoms eventually became less acute over time.
UC diagnosed 10/05, first symptoms 1983
6mp * asacol 12/daily * rowasa pm * cortifoam am
Culturelle Probiotic - prilosec - metamucil capsules
past rx: colozal, lialda, canasa
i can't complain, but sometimes i still do. lifes been good to me so far. -joe walsh