Posted 9/6/2021 5:28 PM (GMT -6)
Hi all -- the ileostomy is going well and my QOL has definitely improved post-colectomy. I'm doing the 3-step procedure, so I still have my rectum, which is, unsurprisingly, unhappy. I need to pass blood and mucus maybe ~4 times a day and I have a lot of tenesmus. My surgeon has my using canasa in the AM and Rowasa in the PM. I've done this before, but a long time ago, and to be honest, my compliance was not very good with the Rowasa part. Anyway, a few days after starting, I began experiencing some pretty bad nausea. I am constantly nauseous. Have any of you ever experienced this from rectal meds before? Back when I was diagnosed at the end of 2017, I was put on oral mesalamine, and it gave me terrible migraines, but I don't recall the nausea.