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mrsjewell06
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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 3/8/2008 8:31 AM (GMT -6)   
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! sad   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!!!



Sara14
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   Posted 3/8/2008 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
It's okay to take Rowasa w/sulfasulazine. Can you get the generic Rowasa to save some money?
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into complete remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly; Canasa (1,000 mg) in the morning
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 2/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv


mrsjewell06
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 77
   Posted 3/8/2008 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I was told that Rowasa is the generic.....she said the price is about $80 for a 7 day supply....
*~* 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!!!



Sara14
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4241
   Posted 3/8/2008 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
No, Rowasa is the brand. Generic "Rowasa" are just called Mesalamine enemas. I don't know what the price is without insurance, but with my insurance a 2-week supply is $10.
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into complete remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly; Canasa (1,000 mg) in the morning
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 2/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv


Red_34
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   Posted 3/8/2008 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Sara has answered your questions, I just wanted to stop in and say HI! :) It's been a while since we've seen you on here Beth and I was hoping that you were doing good. Other then your flare, how have you been?
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mrsjewell06
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 77
   Posted 3/8/2008 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been great other than my flare up! I am in my last semester of school before student teaching.....I graduate in December of 2008! Thanks for asking!

*~* 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!!!


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