Are our meds fast acting?

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   Posted 10/29/2007 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a friend who was first diagnosed with UC then switched to Crohn's.  She feels that if her stomach is bothering her (say due to drinking or eating something she shouldn't), she takes extra Colazol or Imuran and suddenly feels better.  I am not personally on Colazol but it was my understanding that none of my meds are fast acting, they're all maintenance meds for the most part (besides Lomotil) that took weeks to months to kick in.  Do you think this in her head or does taking extra pills actually help her?  She drives me nuts sometimes so this is more for argumentative purposes tongue
(I realizes it sounds like she's overdosing, I don't think that's the case, I think she generally only takes two of her pill sets per day when she's supposed to take three; then when something bothers her she takes the other set)
As always, I hope you're all doing well!
24 years old
Crohn's Colitis - officially diagnosed Feb. 2005
(Asacol, Imuran, Folic Acid, Iron, B12 shots)
Interstitial Cystitis - 2002
Raynauds - 2005
(mittens & space heaters, for now) 
GERD & hiatal hernia - July 2007
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   Posted 10/29/2007 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I dont know about your friend but I notice a difference if I skip a dose of my Pentasa and when Im not feeling well I make sure that I take it exactly on time and it makes me feel better ;)
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