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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 9/16/2007 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I found this little bit of info on the Canadian crohn's & colitis website under the "ask the doctor" section, "There is sufficient evidence suggesting that 5-ASA (Mesalamine) is of no benefit in the therapy of Crohn’s disease."  confused Is this true? and should I be looking for another med to treat CD.

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Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 4219
   Posted 9/16/2007 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I can say that mine as for sure helped me. I think it depends on the severity of ones disease.
25 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 2 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 9/16/2007 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
It works well for me too. It is a very mild medicine and helps to keep the inflammation down for me. I once thought it wasn't working and quit taking it for a bit, BIG MISTAKE, I got sick again. Went back on it and I am doing well again.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

laura l
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 94
   Posted 9/16/2007 6:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi! i am from Winnipeg in Canada and i have been on pentasa for many years and have just been told by my specialist that pentasa is useless now compared to alot of the new drugs out there. it only controls inflammation to a certain point but does not stop the disease from attacking the body. so, maybe speak to your doctor on the pentasa because maybe all you have is minor inflammation that he feels the pentasa is all you need. i am still on it along with dicetel, losec and have just started imuran which i haven't done so well on so far. good luck and hopefully my info may have helped you!!

Laura lee-diagnosed with crohns-1986/1st surgery-1998 small bowel resection,(removed part of illeum/appendix) 8yrs of remission-Oct'06 diagnosed with crohns being back! 

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