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03-11-2015, 12:29 PM   #1
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Happy Pentasa Party

So I've only been back on Pentasa for about a week, but already it's helping me! I'm still in pain, but my bowels are starting to cooperate again! I do not know WHY but Pentasa got me less constipated back when I first took it in 2011, and it's doing the same thing now.

Why does it do it? I don't know! But I'm just gonna be happy about that.

I'm hoping this means it's starting to be effective and maybe my pain will go down in a few weeks.

ETA: lol, even if the BMs are moving smoothly, doesn't mean I don't have pain afterwards. OH WELL
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05-04-2015, 04:27 AM   #2
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How're you feeling now? Glad to hear that pentasa's been helping you!!! Don't know about being less constipated. But, do know that it can help...
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Pentasa 1000mg 2xday or Mesalamine DR 1.2gm 2xday, Canasa Suppositories (when needed) 1000mg 1xday, Tylenol 3 with codeine 300-30mg (when needed)

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600+D Calcium 2xday, Multivitamin, 65mg Iron 1xday, Fish Oil 1000mg, Vitamin D3 5,000 I.U., Eye Drops 2xday


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05-09-2015, 03:52 PM   #3
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I'm still doing pretty well. I had a high pain day the last two days, but I am back to working out and feeling strong again. I completed the Spartan Sprint today and I'm feeling very proud.
05-09-2015, 04:25 PM   #4
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Glad to hear you're doing well!!! Take care!
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