It tends to be what ever he takes in the morning can show up in the toilet by that afternoon or that evening. These are capsules and softgels that will completely dissolved in a glass of water in 30 minutes yet won't dissolve in his digestive track in 4 to 12 hours. He says he has seen capsules show up only 3 hours after taking.
He was taking Marinol for his appetite. He has even tried medical marijuana with very little effect on his appetite.
I make protein drinks for him out of Jay Robb Whey Protein Isolate powder mixed with maltodextrin to try to duplicate Absorb Plus. Jay Robb is supposed to be the best Whey protein. It is sweetened with stevia and made with pasture raised grass fed cows milk.
Yes he is having constant watery diarrhea. The pred made his bleeding stop but not the runs. He has tried half and a whole doses of imodium with no relief.
Lialda is a coated caplet. He is no longer taking it because he started taking 2 a day to keep him in remission about
2 years ago. He started having a flare a year ago while on it. He was bumped up to 4 day but his flare just kept getting worse until he was hospitalized in late May and put on steroids. Despite the prednisone and Liada he was still flaring and bleeding. I started him on real kefir made with kefir grains and raw milk along with raw goats milk mixed with Jay Robb Whey protein and VSL3 and he went into remission in June. He continued the 4 Liada but stopped the goats milk whey VSL3 shakes and slacked off regular kefir drinking. He started this current flair in late October until it got really bad in late November and hospitalized in mid Dec while he was still on the 4 Lialda. So recently he quit taking it since it didn't keep him from going into 2 bad flares.
My Dad first got colitis in 1995 after he quit smoking. He was put on sulfasazine which didn't really help. I found Atkins Vita Nutient book and had him take pantethene and pantethenitic acid as well as fish oil and glutamine and that put him into remission for over 10 years. Then in 2005 he had knee replacement surgery and his colitis returned a few of months after. He was tested for c-diff several times and was always negative. He was put on Flagyl, Alinia and Colazal. He was then put on Asacol. Despite this he got worse and was hospitalized in Dec of 2006 and put on his first course of prednisone. The pred helped a little but he went home still flaring. I heard about
Seacure and started him on it and he went into remission. He had a mild to moderate flare a year later and he took Leviquin for some dental work and that put him in remission which lasted for 3 years.
8 hours isn't a few hours...definitely possible.
ah, Marinal...for what exactly?
What whey protein drink? does it have artificial sweeteners in it?
Is he having diarrhea?
What about a half of an imodium?
Is Lialda a capsule? I understand the capsule form 5ASA meds can be taken without the capsule but poured in applesauce or something like that...NOT CHEWED. maybe that will help.