I have been trying to tackle t his flare for a month now. Still having 2-5 bms a day..some have blood , some dont..no urgency or rectal pressure, but somtimes upper ab cramping that will go away when I either pass gas or have a bm. Just switched to Pentasa one week ago today and have yet to see any real improvement or worsening..I may need to give it more time or up the dose to where I was with the salofalk which was 12 a day (only taking 8 pentasa a day)
I have had much worse flares and overall been much worse in the past. I am wondering if I should just live with it and hope that it will pass..does this ever happen? or is it not good to live with these symptoms for too long?
28 yr old female
Pancolitis since Aug 2006
Been a constant battle since Feb 08 after the birth of my son
HUMIRA JUL2008- JAN 2010
Salofalk 12 pills a day (upped from 9 on May 15/2010)
Pentasa 500mg tablets 8 per day started on May 27/2010
Salofalk 4g Enemas nightly, started March 9/2010, Salofalk suppositories in the mornings , started May 5 2010
Fish oil, VSL 2 packets per day, Vit D, Vit C, Vit B12 3x weekly , semi low residue right now
Current Status: MILD FLARE....Getting better!