Okay, just Tuesday I got put back on Sulfasalazine, 1gram twice a day. Before that I was on just 40 mg of Pred. My Pred also got backed off to 30mg, I've been on 20mg before but the darn doctors decided to screw up and not taper me just not give me any refils and then schedule my next appointment for a month after I ran out of the Pred.
Anyhow, my stool was normal. Wednesday I took my first two doses of the Sulfa. and boom today woken up at 4:30am with bloody diareaha!
I had been on the Sulfasalazine before and had a flare up get worse. One doctor said it was probably a drug interation another said that since I didn't have any symptoms of an allergic reaction it was just coincidence.
I'm done with the Sulfasalazine, I'm going to self medicate my Pred back up to 40mg untill I can get in to the doctor (thank you VA health care system).
Has anyone ever had Sulfasalazine take them from near remission right back into a flare up?
Diagnosed UC 12/2007
Folic Acid 1mg x 1/day ~ On going
Asacol 400mg x 6/day ~ Failed (Allergic)
Prednisone 30mg x 1/day ~ On going recent change 2/26/2008
Sulfasalazine 1g x 3/day ~ 2/26/08