Usually Colocort is used to get symptoms under control quickly but it is not to be used long term. Because even though only a small percentage enters your bloodstream, you are still getting a steroid. If used long enough, that small percentage of steroid can build up in your system. I was on and off them for about a year only because I can't tolerate Rowasa. But once your symptoms are under control and you are only having mild symptoms, then you should look into going back on Rowasa.
As for the weight gain - ha! I wish! :) I could use a few extra pounds. But I noticed that when I was on them for a year that I started getting the moonface which I didn't know I was getting until I had a picture taken. Then I realized that it snuck up on me! But if taken long term, then I guess it's possible to gain weight from them. If you're not eating more then that weight gain might be water retention. To avoid that, try to steer clear of salt and salty foods and drink plenty of water.
Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC
~Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal (9 daily), 6mp (50-100mgs), Colocort, Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia, Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa** ~Allergies - Allegra & Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc~Fibromyalgia - '06~No meds
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