I have had a consistent pain on my left side for about the past 1 1/2 weeks. A few days, it was so painful that running over bumps when I was driving even hurt and sneezing still kinda hurts. A few days ago, it was more significant under my left rib (which would be my stomach) and I would have like muscle spasms around my rib cage and through my back. Today, it is just pretty bad on my left side now under my rib cage so clearly the colon area and not so much in my back anymore/ That side is more swollen and, obviously, more tender. My doctor had me taking 3 iron pills on an empty stomach for the past 2-3 months (which I have been doing) but yesterday I thought that maybe that was what was making my stomach hurt so bad so I stopped taking the iron all together - in fact, I stopped everything except my 9 asacol and my 10mg of prednisone. This may just be how colitis feels.....I don't know. Some days I have had what appears to be no blood but always "d" and today alittle more blood but never "just blood". No more bm's (for the most part) just this annoying pain. Should I be alarmed? I kinda think no b/c it seems to be going away slowing but I wanted your feedback. I have been out of town and this is my 1st opportunity to post. I usually don't do the rowasa enemas but I was thinking that might help but then thought it may aggrevate it more....I am just not sure.
Pancolitis - July 2006
Medications: Predisone - 0mg since 6/07, asacol - 12 tablets per day, protonix
Supplements: Intra Max (multi), calcium, folic acid, 2 homepathic supplements