Yeah, we are our own worst enemies at times. Hard to break that cycle. I still go through it and am learning to not ruin my days by fretting over stuff I have no control over. Learning is the operative word...and it's very difficult.
I wouldn't concern myself over the stool samples, however...but I would secretly hope there was actually something other than nothing going on so that it could be dealt with.
The time of testing and results back doesn't mean much....it seems to go through a process depending on where and how many tests are being done I would think.
Regarding the coughing....it's periodic, but I can tell with it'll need to be dealt with. This is a 30 year issue, remember...he did admit he would consider an inhaler |(corticosteroid)...could help, maybe not...sigh. Spring is on its way...I'm already shuddering, but could be at this point the long time with heat in the house and a dryer environment. Also, he got a new mouth guard...seems to dry out his mouth, so that in itself could be part of it. lol...never ends with the little stuff. We may be told to not sweat it, but it's all so inconvenient when it interferes.
The capsules...you might want to add to another meal...maybe supper if you don't take meds with them. Take the meds a few hours afterward. That will help with the bulking.
Yes, the Salofalk can change the colour of the stool a bit....but if you have any bleeding, it will colour the salofalk a bit, more of that maroon colour as you say.
Pretty much the stains colour in the toilet....Vim Power Spray used daily is helpful to keep them at bay...but I've learned it depends on the type of toilet seat finish that determines how well it works.
Good to hear the stomach discomfort is no longer a problem....
One positive, your blood tests came back OK...
Eventually, you'll learn what's bothering what...once you have that figured out, you'll probably relax a bit. I hope the results come back, but you'll still have to determine a treatment for your UC that will be more helpful. I still don't think you gave the Salfofalk a good enough length of time...especially since other stuff is going on.
But you'll eventually know what you can tolerate.
Are you using the foam enemas or nothing at all?
Hope the weekend fares better for you/
Well, off to do my 96 year old client....believe it or not I gain energy from her, she's the coolest person and totally with it...she wins popcorn twists from Bingo as my treat, plus has the aids put aside coffee for us (I nuke it before our chat session)..oh to be spoiled!
Hope you have a better day.
*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 !!!