Hi, I am a 20 year old male. Just a few days ago it was confirmed that I had a mild type of UC. Only the rectum is affected, and the doctor said that there's nothing pointing to me ever getting worse (my symptoms havent been that bad, bathroom 3-4 times a day and blood in the stool, no diarrhea).
I took pentasa for about
3 weeks when they first discovered I was inflamed (before diagnosis, during colonoscopy) and all that happened was that the blood went away during that period, and a week or so sfter. I stopped taking the meds because they were making me really nauseous, and feel sick all the time.
Felt better when I was off the meds, but then the blood came back about
1-2 weeks later (I didn't experience less fequent bathroom visits.) Now I got the lab results back and was told to take them for another full month (suppositories like last time). But this time they aren't making me nauseous, they are making my bathroom visits more frequent than ever. My stomach is hurting all the time, gassy and just aching a little. The blood is usually gone the first few visits of the day, but then it comes back (not much) later in the day. I know it says pentasa may cause diarrhea, but is it really worth taking them if that's the case? And can I really be sure that's what's causing it? What are your experiences with this?
How soon before I start feeling better? I've had bloody stools off and on since early december). I think I just need to hear some comforting words, having been recently diagnosed and all... I really am worried. Sorry if it's a stupid question. I am new to this thing, and really worried.
Thank you in advance, please forgive me if the post seems dumb.
Post Edited (Nagelbitarn) : 5/24/2013 1:41:47 PM (GMT-6)