LOL Rider Fan...my GI just recently tried to get me to start taking Lialda because he thought I'd like it better since it was just ONE pill/day as opposed to the 9/day I take of Colazal. But He never said Lialda was going to make me start feeling any better than the Colazal so when I found out my insurance doesn't cover Lialda, I called him to say I wasn't going to take this new drug. Then I got a picture of him playing golf in some tropical retreat. :)
I'm glad drug companies exist because I do, to an extent, believe in modern/western medicine, particularly with diseases like ours. But I have family members who are doctors/NP's and I've always been sickened over the years at how much free stuff (including trips, fancy dinners, etc) these companies give them JUST so they'll agree to give samples of their new drugs to unsuspecting patients.
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 32.
Current Rx's: Colazal (generic), Omeprazole, Ferrous Sulfate, Librax, One-A-Day multivitamin, Probiotic, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Calcium-Magnesium-Zinc, Cranberry pills
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, swelling ankles, extreme fatigue
Previous/occasional Rx's: 20mg Prednisone taper, Flagyl, Levaquin
No surgeries to date