So I have been flaring on and off for about
a year.....I have been on Sulfasulazine for a long time.....and it seem to be just keeping it from getting any worse.....not putting me back in remission......
So I called my doctor and had him put me on Asacol because I took that about 4 years ago when I still had insurance and it helped a lot.....I was on Asacol and Rowasa and it put me back in remission....I was symptom free for about 3 years straight!
I have no insurance right now so Asacol is very expensive.....I sucked it up and bought a month supply.....my flare got WORSE.....I was up every night using the restroom multiple times.....I was late for work because mornings were bad......So after the month was over I decided I was going back on Sulfasulazine and it has went back to what it was before Asacol.....
I called my doctor and asked for Rowasa enemas.....they are pricey but not as bad as Asacol.....I am hoping that these will help me a lot!!!
Is it okay to take Rowasa enemas with Sulfasulazine? I have only taken them with Asacol..... Also I am thinking about doing them every other night instead of every night to save a little money......would this be okay or should I do them every night until I am better?
I am just desperate to get better! I am a school teacher and it is so hard to be having to use the bathroom when I have a room full of kids that I can't leave alone.....
Thank you for your help in advance!
*~* Beth *~*
Ulcerative Colitis ~ Diag. 2001 (Pancolitis)
~April '06 (Left-Sided Colitis)...right half of my colon "healed!"
Sulfasalazine 3 x 3 times a day
Womens Multi-Vitamin, Iron, & Culturelle Probiotic
Currently: Flaring on and off for about a year :(
Starting Rowasa enema's Monday....hopefully this works!!!