I also noticed in your signature that you take the Lialda only at night? Is there a particular reason for it?
My diagnosing doctor ( GI#2) prescribed Apriso first and said to take them in the morning, along with the Prednisone. He was no help in getting me answers with breastfeeding while on meds. He wanted me to stop immediately, because he didn't know anything about
bf. I consulted with the Infant Risk center nurses, and they told me that the Mesalamines peak in your body (milk) from 5-10 hours after taking the meds. Since my daughter was mostly sleeping through the night, I decided to take the mesalamine at about
8pm, so that I would feed here about
10:30pm and then again at 6 am. I told my GI about
taking it at night and he didn't seem to care, either way. Since then, I have switched to Lialda and still done the same schedule. I could consider taking in the morning now. 1) I'm not so paranoid about
the medicines now, since my daughter is only nursing about
3x per day and getting other foods now 2) She nurses about
8am, 3pm and 10pm right now.
What type of fiber should I take? What about
Benefiber? I have some leftover from when I was undiagnosed, severely flaring, pregnant and under no meds. That was all the help that GI #1 offered. (Take Florastor and use Benefiber.)
I called another GI doctor office in a larger nearby city, and it seems I have to get my records sent over before they will even make me an appointment. Earliest appt right now is May 30th. I dread calling the GI office to request my medical records. The receptionist/nurse is kinda snarky.
I have a colonoscopy booked with current GI for late-April. I'm not sure if I should cancel and go to the new GI, or continue with plans for the new colonoscopy. Anyone have thoughts?
First signs of flares Nov 2010 at 16 wks pregnant
Extreme flares Jan11 to Mar11
March11 baby girl born 5 wks early but healthy. Emerg. C section.
Jun11 flaring again. Jul 11 diagnosed Pancolitis
4 Lialda at night. Last dose of Prednisone was Feb 23rd, after slow taper from Jul 2011.
Pre natal vitamins with DHA.
Avoid red meat, salads.