Hello.. I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced terrible side effects with Asacol?
I was on Lialda for 9 months but had to switch to Asacol due to insurance change. After being on Asacol for a short time I was suddenly very fatigued and weak, having leg cramping and the worst joint pain in my knees I have ever felt. After 3 months of this, I took myself off Asacol (Big "no no" I know) But all side effects were gone once I was off it.
I have an appointment soon with my GI to go over what we are doing next and was just wondering what the next step was for others who could not tolerate Asacol.
BTW, I don't have an official DX but inflammation in the cecum. Colonoscopy last week showed a reduction in the inflammation by more than half, so I believe the mesalamine was working.