I know all about
that feeling. My entire colon feels like sandpaper since my colonoscopy on Feb. 6th. However, I was and am still in the middle of what they consider a moderately active flareup right now. I know this may sound weird but when mine gets it's worst, I have the worst stinging feeling in my rectal area, to the point of where it feels like a bladder infection instead. And for a good while I had been noticing that same stinging sensation in one spot in my side, and it turned out to be erythema, or redness, due to inflammation, why it stings like that I don't know but it is making my nerves shot. I am back on the enemas again to try and heal this up, the nurse practitioner at my gastro doctor's office has put me on lexapro for my nerves. I needed it two years ago. And thankfully she wrote me a 90 day supply prescript
ion as well as a 30 day I could get filled locally until I receive the other.
Diagnosed with left sided UC in sigmoid colon and rectum 1986.
Put on Azulfidine 2 X 3 a day and Rowasa enemas 60mg.
Have been pretty much in remission overall other than a few flares over the past 21 years.
Medicine changed to Asacol 400mg 2 pills X3 times a day. Taken off all meds in 2004.
Diagnosed with acid reflux 2005. Put on Protonix 40mg.
Have been using Canasa 1000mg suppositories nightly since January 2007.
Was put back on Asacol 400mg 2 pills 2X a day in July 2007 maintenance.