took me 8 weeks of Asacol to see improvement go from 10+ bm's a day w/all the bad stuff to 1 to 3 bm's a day w/none of the bad stuff, though I am taking some steps back and forth right now. I had to quit the Asacol and am only on prednisone now, today is my 12th day and I am tired, having some hot flashes on my face, my tongue hurts (I think I need to put the pred in water and swallow instead of letting it sit on my tongue for a second). I am having more blood my stools are mostly mucous/blood and have about 3-4 in the morning 1-2 during the day and 2-3 at night so about 6 to 10 a day but it is getting slightly better, can't really tell yet.
Also, I have the worst gas, nothing is helping me, I don't know if it's my colon healing itself b/c it started when I started taking the Asacol and even after stopping the asacol and starting the pred I still have it.
I get a lot of gas going in and coming out of a flare.
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Lialda 2.4mg 1xday since 8/24/07 (prev. Asacol 4800mg day),Calcium and Vit D 500mg 2xday.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20 mg 1xday
Diovan 80mg 1xday. Fosomax 1xweek 70mg. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.