Hi guys , hope you are all as well as possible. Just to let you all know after having a blood transfusion in 2013 and an iron transfusion, I was put on Pentasa 500mg 2 x twice daily. It helped for a while, but as I became use to the medication, the bleeding started all over again, which is very distressing. I was also trying the suppositories but they did not help at all.
There were a lot of stressful events going on around me too which didn't help the situation, I unfortunately became anaemic again with an hb of 8.6. Thank goodness the colitis nurse started me on prednisolone which stemmed the bleeding, I had two urgent iron infusions , 2000upg over two weeks and my gastro Dr put me on Azathiaprin, only a low dose as my tpmt is quite high and SUCCESS the bleeding has stopped. I haven't seen any blood now for 4months now and my bowels have returned to normal. If I get slightly constipated on occasion I take 2 Movicol sachets, and the problem is rectified. I hope this helps some of you. As it was a great relief for me, that one tiny tablet stops the bleeding and makes my life liveable again.