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I am female, 22 years old and have been diagosed with UC this March. Since I have been diagosed, I am using Asacol 800MG, 3 tablets a day. I am also using suppositories now, from every day to twice a week.
The asacol has been great with controlling bleeding, and frequency of BMs, but I have been noticing some other side effects that I believe it is causing. I have been getting a pain in the middle of my chest every now and then (I think its heartburn?). I find I don't have an appetite like I used to, I find myself living off toast and ginger or peppermint tea to calm my stomach, and I use a heating pad too. But I also find that while taking this medication, I have lots of flutence and trapped gas/gas pains. I eat relatively low residue, safe foods, nothing that would cause flutence.
I am thinking of switching medications, would anyone have any advice for me? I am wondering if these symptoms are just part of the disease, or if it is the medication. Any advice would be helpful. Thank you! <3>3>
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