I didn't want to mention anything because the last time I tried to taper off Colazal, it didn't go so well. However, this time I can tell that this remission is different then the others. I've been feeling awesome Uc wise and have been for quite a while now. So I thought I would try to taper off the Colazal to try and get some actual form to my stool. I wanted to see if it was the Colazal that was making the "mush". I have reduced my 9 a day by 1 a month - I know it's a super slow taper but I didn't want to take any chances. After my first taper, I had strange abdominal twinges. They never hurt, but it sort of felt like being pregnant and the baby was moving. And no, I'm NOT pregnant - impossible to be at this stage. :) But I noticed more form to my stool. So on the second month of my taper (I'm taking 7 a day now), I have even more form, less frequency and/or urgency. I actually have been going only 1-2 times a day now. Another reason I want to see if I can get off the Colazal is because I have been having these random rashes. Since I have a high sensitivity to sulfa, I know that Colazal doesn't have a direct form of Sulfa, that maybe Colazal is causing these rashes though. It's just a theory I want to try. Also, these headaches that I have EVERY single day is getting to be a bit too much. Since starting Colazal, my headaches are constant. Has anyone here had a successful taper to getting off any 5-ASA and being strictly on 6mp or Imuran?
Trust me when I say this: I know my body and how it reacts - so at the first sign of trouble, I will up my dosages again.