ORnurse, I'm pretty sure Balsalazide (Colazal) is approved in Canada, I think we have some other Canadians on it. It's helped some of us who either couldn't tolerate Asacol or who it stopped working for. You might ask about
Also, consider a good probiotic. VSL#3, Culturelle and Primidophilus Reuteri are some of the ones several members here take, but there are a lot of different brands on the market. They can help replace the normal intestinal flora that get overwhelmed by the disease, and sometimes are very helpful.
I hope you and your doctor are able to come up with a plan that works. Steroids are no way to live, as my anoxic necrotic shoulders can tell you. Let us know how you're doing.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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