I have UC at rectum and sigmoid area.
When I was first diagnosed back to Oct 2008. Bloody stool is my only symptom. My GI told me to take Canase for 1 month, then switch to Asacol. I tried twice, as you can see from my signature, every time Canasa
stopped my blood in about
a week and worked very well, But when I stopped Canasa and switched to Aascol, blood came again after around another 10 day!!
I think this may because the asacol can not reach my rectum effectively..
Then I changed my GI and he put me on rowasa enema every night. I was on rowasa for around 3 month every night and then slowly tapering to twice per week. I am in remission from Oct 2009 till now.
But today I saw some yellow jellish mucus on my stool........ Maybe not a good sign, thinking of doing enema 3 times a week to prevent possible flare.
I do not take oral medicine because I told my GI that I want to have a family next year. So he put my on enema only. I am also worry about
the spreading of UC, so I may begin to take oral medicines when my wife gets pregnant.
but I;ll difinitely try lialda or other oral medicines but not asacol.
Hope this can help you a little bit.
Dx Ulcerative proctosigmoiditis Oct. 08 by colonoscopy
Main problem is rectum bleeding......
Canasa 1000mg / night immediately
Month later, began 2.4g Asacol/day and stopped Canasa, blood came back 1 week later.
Switch back to 1g canasa/day without oral meds.
From Aug. 10th 2009, changed GI. Stopped Canasa, began Mesalamine Enema (4g) every night, tapering.....
From Nov. 2009, Mesalamine Enema (4g) twice/ week without oral meds, in remission till now
What works: Canasa, Mesalamine Enema
Not working: Asacol