Sherry....I think it's a good idea since you are sensitive to meds and 5ASA meds can also be a culprit aside from only the sulfa.
By tapering one a month...that's good.
I think, however, you should stay at a dosage where you find you are having less symptoms....but over the period of a month, you'll know.
I definitely support you trying it out.....
Many docs start at a high dosage of meds and then taper....some docs start at a low dosage and increase. I think the latter is better, because some of the med side effects such as loose stool or diarrhea will be noted if it goes too high.
Keep us informed as to how you're doing.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!