so, i'm curious to see what you guys think about this...
I have been having a flare-up. Went to the doc on monday and he did a small (unplanned, how fun!) exam, determined it wasn't hemmis, and gave me a rx for Apriso. I'm only on the second day of apriso at this point. The first day, I took the pills at 11 am with lunch, and starting around 3 pm, i started to get a sense of urgency that sent me home from work in such a hurry that imade the 25-minute trip home in about 14. It was was major D. After that trip to the bathroom, i was fine for the rest of the night and even had dinner. No more BM's that night.
Today i took the meds about 4 PM (few hours after lunch), and around 7:30 or so, started feeling urgency again. Not as bad as yesterday, but still there. So when i went to the bathroom, there was nothing there!!!!! Just a few small bloody blobs (which i remember happening when i was first diagnosed back in 98, but hasn't happened during this latest flare).
So the question is, does it sound like this medication is making the syptoms worse, or it this part of the healing process? I am also starting a week of nightly mesalamine enemas tonight, too.
Ulcerative Colitis, dx in 1998 at age 18
Rowasa morning and night, Asacol 2x4
Allergic to Sulfasalzine
Now I take no meds or supplements (but some asacol on-hand if I feel a flare-up coming on)