Hi everyone. I am 58 year old female who was diagnosed with "suspicious fir crohns ". Since a colonoscopy in August 2013, I have had blood tests and small bowel follow throughs and ct enterography. I thought I had IBS for last two years as I was extremely stressed over being caregiver to my 89 year old mother for the last 4 years of her life. She died two months ago. My husband had emergency colon surgery for diverticulitis with a perforation in July 2013. When I had my colonoscopy I told the gastroenterologist about my stress and frequent diarrhea. He went up into the small bowel as much as he could and found a stricture. But no blockage. He said it could be the beginning of crohns. He ordered a small bowel follow through and could see the stricture but no blockage. All biopsies were normal. He was not helpful after the colonoscopy with option for treatment. I sought a second opinion at Northwestern in Chicago. The second doctor thought I had gotten the strictures from 30 years if taking 8 aspirin a day. He had his radiologist look at the film of the small bowel follow through and that radiologist wanted me to have C T enterography to rule out any masses that might be pressing up against the small bowel. Fortunately there were no masses or cancer. However the CT showed some active inflammation. He said it is most likely crohns. He is perplexed because I have no pain and never did. Also my c reactive protein and sedementation rate are super low. Normally they can measure inflammation through those numbers. So other than loose stools a couple if times a week I have no symptoms. Which leads me to my topic. He put me on lialda 2 tablets once a day. After about a week of taking it I noticed an increase in loose stools. Usually once a day every other day. I am hesitant to take stronger meds with more severe side effects. I was wondering if anyone else had this type if side effect from lialda.