I was on Sulfasalazine for about
20+ years then my GI specialist(best in my area), just recently told me
I had to get off of it because it was too dangerous. Said recent studies
show that it can cause kidney failure especially after long term use.
So I researched more about
side effects and I could not believe the long list of bad side effects (direct effects) that it can cause. If you google “Sulfasalazine Side Effects”, I’m sure you’ll see
the same results. I asked my Dr. if there is anything else I can take, he said that
basically all the other meds for Crohn’s can cause the same side effects. So
I’m seeking out other treatments. My Dr. let me stay on the Sulfasalazine in a very
minute amount just for the time being to try and get me back into remission. I’ve stopped
the Sulfa...completely now and trying other more natural treatments.
So far the Malic Acid (1 tab a day) is working ok and I’ve been
using the Aloe Vera Juice (5-6oz.2-3 X a day). Doing pretty well with these, but I have noticed that
my energy level is very low and I’m feeling a bit dizzy at times. I did notice that my urine stream
was better after getting off the Sulfa... Hope this helps, thanks to all for the great info.
Post Edited (Pixels) : 8/2/2008 3:28:05 PM (GMT-6)