Anyone can comment on this, I just know Old Hat has the same UC (left sided ) and taking the same meds, colozal.
I'm on week 6 of colozal 4-6 a day, I have bleeding but when I had my c-scope my doctor said all the bleeding was from my hemmroids. I trust her, but it's hard to believe. I'm getting infered colaguation on them now. It takes about 5-6 treatments (laser)
I would say what has improved is I don't sit on the toilet for a hour at a time and I don't have anymore adominal pains when going to the bathroom. I able to function better and get out of the house without fighting myself. I'm still having that mucus and some urgency(still can't pass gas and I hardly have gas), 1-5 bms a day and my stools are not formed still mushy like. I've read this meds is for 6-8 weeks of treatment, do some take it longer? There's been no studies, I don't think, of people taking it for longer than 8 weeks.
I still have that ache in my jaw by my left ear. I swear I get when I'm on medication or in flare. To bite a apple hurts, b/c of opening my mouth that wide. I thought I had a cold for a couple of days (sore throat, drainage) but it went away. Weird
I guess for being on my 6th week I thought it would be gone b/c when I was on asacol and rectal enemas (rowasa) in 6 weeks it was gone (no ulcers when I had a sigmoid) I'm not doing rectal meds (my doctors said t was up to me if I wanted to do them) I just was hoping I was better along than I am. Just bummed I guess.
Any comments? Thank you.
I had the Rocephin shot and 2 weeks of Omnicef, this helped with my bloating and digestion. That was 4/15/07
Had Cipro and Predison for 10 & 5 days, 7/3/07
Colonoscopy & Endoscopy 7/27, Left sided colitis and near cecum (mild)
Colozal 6 a day
Canasa when needed
Floriva Multi-I try to take every day
VSL#3-I try to take one sachet pack every day