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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 4/3/2008 6:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,
You mentioned in a post recently that you got reminders in the mail to continue taking Asacol even if you were in remission. Was this something that was automatically sent to you periodically by your doctor's office? Was it just a letter stating the benefits of a maintenance dose?

I'm curious because I would like to recommend that my doctor do the same for her patients. I think it's an excellent idea.

UC for the last ten years
Current Meds: 6MP since 2006, Cortifoam
Past Meds: You name it; I've tried it. (Asacol, Colazol, Pentasa, DiPentum, Rowasa, Canasa, Cortenema, sulfasalazine)
5ASA drugs don't work for me. Canasa seems to make me worse.

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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 4/3/2008 6:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not Princesscolon....but I'll respond! I get a monthly reminder from CVS to refill my Nexium. It comes w/ a little letter starting the benefits of continued use.
Tabitha (Tab)

100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-9 a day, Acidopholis Pearls, Nexium
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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 4/3/2008 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I would get fliers about asacol in the mail from costco when i used them. It was like every other week. With walgreens I get them once and awhile.
Kelly, 30

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, 5mg pred, 150mg Imuran
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran twice daily for nausea, darvocet for pain
antispasmodics didn't work.

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 4/3/2008 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Julee, I used to get them from the company that makes Asacol, I think. It was called "Insights and Answers." I may have signed up online for it. Here is a link:
Diagnosed with Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15, Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, etc... had almost recto-vaginal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Clorazepate, Proctofoam HC, Glucosamine 500, Vitamin B, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08

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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 4/3/2008 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
cool, thanks, i signed up for the info, ...we'll see if anythings helpful...
a sample of charmin included in the Patient Information Kit - charming...:)
Dx: Dec. 2006 with UC
F, 23, NYC
Thank G-d - Prednisone then 6MP, Rowasa and Asacol brought remission
Now Asacol 4tabs 2x a day.
Muiltivitamin, Iron and Folic Acid supplements

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