Hi Annie....when is your appointment with the GI?
When your symptoms increased about
a month ago...were you on the ASacol at that time?
Did you start the Rowasa at that time as well...or were you on them nightly and then start to have flare symptoms.
If the Asacol and Rowasa were to be working...they would have put a dent into the amount of bms you're having daily. Seems not to be the case if it's up to 30...and increased steadily throughout the month.
Are you still dizzy?
It seems more is going on with no symptom relief since being on the 5ASA. It could be that you're sensitive to the 5ASA. It could be that you have a gastro infection.
You should get stool samples checked and maybe the latest information that's been presented on the forum....for Fusobacterium Varium.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!