I have UC up to the splenic flexure diagnosed recently via colonoscopy. The Doctor wanted to start me on oral mesalazine the same day but when I explained the reaction I had to the mesalazine enema (diarrhea worsened and severe abdominal pain) he said I might not tolerate the oral mesalazine either. I am still waiting for my follow up appointment with a GI Consultant to start a proper treatment plan and my GP is concerned about
the length of time this is taking. I have been taking predsol enemas for several weeks and recently the Dr who did my colonoscopy switched me to the budesonide enemas which I've had some difficulty with.
In the meantime my GP has contacted the IBD Nurse at my local hospital who is going to give me a phone call tomorrow. Apparently she wants me to stop the steroid enemas now, which I'm really nervous of doing because they have worked really well in stopping bleeding etc. And she wants to start me on Asacol orally but wants to check what my reaction was to the mesalazine enema first.
Just wondering what the best type of mesalazine is for left sided colitis and maybe that would have the least side effects?
From what I've learnt on this forum there are quite a few different types ie asacol, pentasa which I have been trying to read up on but cannot find any information on what the differences are between all the different types.
Sorry I am asking so many questions recently but this is all very new to me and I have received such excellent advice on here which I am very grateful for