Hi...you werent on the Rowasa any where near the time to get improvement...but that could be based on the time requirements your doctor or you had set up for improvement.
Your doctor could have given you an antispasmodic to see if that helped while still on the Rowasa. What you may perceive as gas or spasming isn't necessarily.
I get what i perceive to be the same pain on occasion. It's definitely flare related, however. The dicyclomine helps a lot.
I would suggest a good quality of vitamins for adults. I use Sisu multi vitamins, but have tried GNC. They have formulas for women, men..etc. good price as well.
The flax seed oil and fish oils are for omegas. the fish oil is usually straight omega 3, i think...but not sure about
the flax seed oil. research will help...just don't take high doses to start..can be confusing when one has lots of symptoms.
Which probiotic did you purchase? what are the directions?
I hope you feel better soon...
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 x2 daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!