Hmmmm....this topic has piqued my curiosity.
I, too, was on Colazal for 4 years and was in remission during that time. But at some point in...2006? 2007? my insurance stopped covering Colazal because they came out with a generic for it. In mid-2006 I started feeling bad. By January 2007 I was in a full-blown flare for a straight 8 months until a round of Prednisone helped out.
I'm still on the generic but now I'm curious as to when I started the generic...because my GI didn't prescribe it to me. I just went one day to pick up my Colazal and the pharmacy gave me the generic version instead, citing that my insurance would no longer cover the Colazal because there was now a generic version of it. I'm starting to wonder if my flare-up didn't start when I began on the generic Colazal, Balsalazide (?)...got to look into that one. I've never thought of that.
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 32.
Current Rx's: Colazal (generic), Nexium (generic), Ferrous Sulfate, Librax, One-A-Day multivitamin, Probiotic, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Calcium-Magnesium-Zinc, Cranberry pills, Chromium Picolinate
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, swelling ankles, extreme fatigue
Previous/occasional Rx's: 20mg Prednisone taper, Flagyl, Levaquin
No surgeries to date