Thankyou both for your response. stools are sometimes loose sometimes watery. And uc grade 4 is severe. Whenever i talk to my GI about BM's he replies main problem was blood ,which has now stopped so i donot need to worry but i think its almost a year now but number Of BM's are same. Im taking pentasa(mesalamine extended release tabs) 2.4g and he says its the max. Dozage given to patient ,but i think meds rnt working.wat shall i do now :(
Hi, much the same for me. Except BMs seem more prevalent. I was on Asacal HD, Which I think is same as mesalamine, and after a month still bleeding, although not in toilet that I noticed as much, I was still bleeding. But now on prednisone from doc in box, so she was afraid to give me more than 20mg for a month. Now I become my own doctor. Do I take the Pred 20mg 1x daily for a month, which is when my next GI doc appt. is, or do I take 40mg to control symptoms. then do my own tapering.
The reason I have been away from GI Doc is because of insurance dropped me for several months. Now I'm in a fix as ran out of asacol and doc in box although she wrote prescript
ion couldn't or wouldn't fill mine. I pay $10 co-pay per script
through the program. But after 1 month on asacol and no relief, I'm beginning to wonder about
the effectiveness anyway.