I am doing a little better. The past 2 days I have been able to get a pretty solid nights sleep. WHat a difference that makes.
I am glad you mentioned the asacol can cause diarhea to some. THe reason I am is because I was wondering the same thing. I am to take 12 a day (3 4xs daily) but I notice when I take only 9 I seem to have less runs to the BR. I have to mention this to my doc and see what he thinks. They suggested that I take the bentyl longer to see if it helps but since I have reduced the asacol the gas and diarhea are much less. I just hate the way I feel on the bentyl. I am such a weakling for meds.
I have not ever had my liver enzymes checked yet since I have been on asacol and I dont get my pancreatic enzymes checked anymore. I havent in a long time but since I have been asymptomatic that dept they dont think its necessary. Hmmm....now I am beginning to wonder about my doctor. He is well known in the area and has a great reputation. I just wonder sometimes if he takes this disease as serious as I do. It also seems he isnt very interested in having me come in for an appt either. I guess there isnt much to see though. SO I am ok with that. I am gonna call tomorrow about the blood work tho. Are there any signs of liver trouble that I should know about?
OH for my pancreas I took creon 10 (2 tabs with each meal) I wasnt able to take them until my lipase came down to normal tho. Other than that I was just in the hospital with pain meds.
As far as the yogurt goes...no more for me. I have to admit I think I introduced too much to my diet the few days prior to my big "blow out" lol I had started eating yogurt daily, oranges daily and fruit juice (100% fruit) and pudding. I kinda wonder if I didnt just over do it. SO more of those things for now or maybe ever.
I will look into the calcium pills that makes sense, I was eating oranges for calcium since there are so much in them. The probiotics I tried make me gassier (normal or not??) Maybe there are some that might help me tho. I will check with my dietary foods store and see.
Do you have days you are beat tired from this? I am today, just took a nap even though I slept through the night. I feel like I am paranoid sometimes but I feel so alone in this battle some days. I am sure you understand. Maybe I better restart my iron supplement. I was unable to take for those few days cuz it made my tummy hurt. I dont seem pale and have color in my nails and palms etc. But I better restart. DO you take iron?
Ok I rambled on enough.....I am going to find something to eat, and I did get a book called Breaking the Viscious Cycle....i better read it and try to follow it, might help me too!!
Take care, stay warm!