Got my probiotics!! Thanks Ash, I went to the Vitamin Shoppe near the Pheasant Lane Mall. I was afraid to take yesterday as I had a wedding to go to and did not want to rock the boat just in case. I am doing better with blood loss, but still the cramping & D & running to the restroom (mostly to get rid of the pain). I got the vitamin shoppe brand, it said live bacteria with 13billion so reading below it was not enough (I should have written the #'s down Burli) it was only $7 (probably why!), I'll try it today and then go to the VSL3 that everyone else seems to be using. The guy at the store said that they can order stuff for me, so I will have to go back and check it out and they have a card where you spend $ and get $ back.
For the wedding we ended up getting a room to stay at which was right near the reception and I used that bathroom it was worth the $ to have the comfort level and know I could just go and use the bathroom by myself and sit for a few minutes while my colon calmed down (plus had some cocktails and not worth it to drive).
The weird part is, I am beginning to understand from my mother's perspective things she would go to, knowing where all the bathrooms were having a back up plan....I just hope I don't go down the same road, but....medicine is advancing all the time, so I am just going to hope.
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Hydrocortisone enemas 1xday
Lialda 2.4mg 1xday since 8/24/07 ; prev. Asacol 4800mg day,Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 80mg 1xday. Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.