Hi..good to hear your biopsies were fine regarding precancer..etc.
Regarding the biopsies, where did it mention your inflammation was...can you type them out just as a matter of curiosity.
The Rowasa can be difficult to hold in....but it's worth the effort even for a few hours.
I hope the Asacol works for you...how much did the doc start you on? If it's 12...maybe that's too high and a lower dosage could be started with increase if you need it...just a suggestion.
If you have trouble holding the Rowasa..you could consider Canasa suppositories used twice a day. Still better than not being able to use.
Adding a fibre supplement might help as well as an antispasmodic .... I've used dicyclomine for over 20 years....works amazingly well for me.
I've never been on pred, and just for the side effects mentioned by most...I'll avoid it forever if I can.
You've certainly been through a most difficult time with lung issues and being sick. Are you seeing a respirologist or through your GP in regards to that?
Hope this is the worst of it for you and that you'll soon have some reprive and on the way to healing.
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares, tapered to maintenance mild flare nightly enemas
~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 !!!