Posted 7/17/2012 3:09 PM (GMT -6)
I haven't had time to peruse these boards lately (lots of company keeping me busy) but I'm hoping to get back at figuring out how to manage this UC. I don't have a lot of history to go by because I was just diagnosed in Jan/Feb.
I was prescribed Mesasal when I was diagnosed and within a couple of weeks, my symptoms were pretty good. Then I started my period and I had bleeding again. Then the bleeding went away after 3-4 days. Same thing happened again next cycle. And again for the next. Well, last month the bleeding didn't stop, so my GI doubled my Mesasal dose. I've been taking 4- 500mg tabs, twice a day. My frequency has gone from 8-12 BMS to 3-5. This is great. I've had some formed stools even. Had one formed poop with NO blood, yesterday!
I should also mention that I've started drinking water kefir this last week and am trying to drink at least 2 mugs of bone broth per day and I have sauerkraut just about every other day.
So anyways, I'm just assuming it's the medication that's helping, but it could be the added bacteria.
Tomorrow I follow up with my GI. I'm having some side effects that I'm not sure how concerned I should be.
The worst is that I'm getting a very dry mouth (it feels like my skin is actually peeling)
I am super tired
Also experiencing night sweats.
Now, all of the symptoms could be chalked up to something else, but I got them all after starting the Mesasal back in Feb (but not daily) Now for the last two weeks, it's all the time.