I was diagnosed UC in March 2001. I was in the hospital in 2001 and 2002 for 2 weeks each time. Since 2002 I have been through ups and downs. At present, I am taking 4 tablets of Lialda in the morning, 150 mg Imruran, Remicade every 8 weeks and Canasa suppositories (1 or 2) as needed. In addition to these prescriptions, I take multi vitamins, calcium, and Metamucil in the morning.
At present I am doing OK, 3 time solid stool, no urgency, and no blood. I can live with that but 2 things bother me:
1) How long I can take these strong medicines? and
2) Gas in my stomach. The gas is so loud I feel embarrassed attending meetings.
I take Metamucil in the morning and 1 or 2 bananas. Is there anything I can do to get rid of gas? Any over the county remedy? I did not have that much gas when I was flaring. Any suggestions? Thanks.