Started Pentasa Yesterday

by Kristi on July 20, 2011 · 3 comments



I started Pentasa yesterday and I am feeling a little hopeful. Yesterday was fraught with severe stomach pains (more than normal) and I am still super amazingly tired all day.  Yesterday I wanted to go to sleep at 8pm and was yawning through the afternoon.

Last month I started having problems, I feel like it happened because I kept having sweets. In the last six months I would have them once a week, have some problems, and then go back to normal. Sadly, I did not go back to normal. It just got worse, and worse, and worse. So I went back on the Entocort, which are steroids. You are supposed to take them for about 6 weeks and that is is. After a month I did not get better. I even tried my crazy diet again of only eating rice and sweet potatoes except that made me MUCH worse, go figure.

So Pentasa.  I am feeling mildly hopeful. I have to take 8 pills a day, two pills four times a day which everyone complains about. I will complain as well. I’m sure you know that. :) But honestly, if I can stay on this and not have to move to Humira or something worse, that would be fantastic. If I could also eat regular foods and not have to worry or stress about what I am eating, that is amazing.

In other news, I got the Spotify invite from Klout (and everyone is talking about it, sheesh) and I am entertained. The first day it was like, eh. Pandora will just play and not make me think about what I want to listen next but Spotify lets me listen to ANY ALBUM I WANT.

I am currently trying to hunt down acoustic or live versions of my favorite singers. Any thoughts? I’ve played Tori Amos, Maroon 5, John Mayer, and now am on the Cranberries.  I was trying desperately to find the Counting Crows live version they did with the Philharmonic orchestra but they never made it public. That was such an amazing concert.