Hey Q and everyone!
No, I'm not on any Oral 5ASA's at this time, never have been actually. I did talk to my GI today (I just LOVE HIM) and he said if I'm not better by Thursday, he wants me to consult with a GI here in Montana and arrange for another poopie scope.. UGH.. But, I did make an appointment with a local Dr. here in Seeley Lake for tomorrow at 10:30, and they had me take a poopie sample... (that was fun)... Now I have to bring it with me to my appt and they will send it off to rule out any sort of bacterial or parasitic thing.. If they rule that out, and I don't get better by Thursday, then I'll have to bite the bullet and have another scope to see what's going on in there. He did say that he wants to wait until Thursday before putting me on any oral meds or steroids.. I can deal with that since I'm not feeling that bad really except for the faucet that my butt has become. I did forget to bring my Culturelle with me, but I also went by the pharmacy and got something called.. what the heck is it.. I have to run downstairs and get it... OK, Natures Blend? It only has 25 million per dose but you can take up to 8 per day. They did order me some Culturelle but I won't get that until Wednesday but at least I have this to start taking now. I am still on the Rowasa every night and not so much the Canasa because I've been doing pretty good up till now. I am hoping it's just a flu bug or something, but it's strange that I've had it for 5 days now and no nausea or anything else... OH... well I did have a bit of nausea last night, but I drank a cherry pepsi and had a cheese quesadilla for dinner... (I KNOW.... DUMB).. but I have been able to eat cheese more since taking the culturelle.
OK, so for the diet changes I've made, I went to the market and got some rice, cottage cheese and some canned chicken. (This little market has a HORRIBLE meat counter and it's gross when you see the sell by date has passed by like a week!) I cooked the rice, mixed in the cottage cheese and a little of the chicken and it tasted pretty good actually and I ate a pretty good portion of it. Seems to agree with me so far so I'll be eating that until things get better one way or the other.
Well, that's my update for now, had a little bit of a BM this evening, it wasn't liquid, but very "squishy" and hard to get out.. Hope that makes a good sample for testing cause that's the best I could do.. LOL....
Oh Q, I forgot to add, I don't use artificial sweetners, they are like poison as far as I'm concerned, and if I'm going to have something sweet, I want the real thing!
Diagnosed with U/C January 31st, 2004, IBS on July 21st, 2006, Dr says possible Crohn's...We'll see..
Meds: Rowasa enema's - OK, finally got brave enough to start every other night.
Canasa 1000mg. AM Only, - Bentyl 10mg. As needed, - Culturelle 1x a day
Nexium - 40mg, 1x per day, - Xanax .5mg as needed which is haldly ever,
Post Edited (Susiebuddy) : 11/12/2007 8:52:39 PM (GMT-7)