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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 128
   Posted 4/22/2008 11:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I have had UC for 6 years and from the start I have been taking 6 asacol per day. I note from reading your posts that a lot of you take more than this but when I spoke to my doctor (in UK) about it he said that taking any more than 6 would make no difference. Just wondered if you all noticed a great difference in the increased dose and if it's just how treatments differ depending on where you live!!!!
32 year old female
UC diagnosed 2001
Asacol 6 per day
Azathioprine 50mg started 4/08
Steroids 40mg per day

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 714
   Posted 4/22/2008 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm in Ireland and for some reason my doctor likes to keep me on 4 Asacol a day. If I suggest anymore he gets all worried and checks his medical journal and eventually says "best not"!
Asacol and Iron as Needed. <I've fallen back into unhealthy ways and really enjoying it, burb!>
"Whatever you do in life don't berate yourself too much nor contragulate yourself too much. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody elses'"

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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 21
   Posted 4/22/2008 9:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I've tried as much as 9 Asacol per day (3 pills 3x per day) but that many actually seems to cause very fluidic BMs -- we're talking pissing out of my arse level of fluidic. Though, it does seem to reduce bleeding fairly quickly at that dosage. I've also noticed similar results (though not as fluidic) if I move to 3 pills 2x per day, so I suspect (for me at least) it's more a function of how many you're taking at a time rather than how many you're taking in a day.

So, for me, it's a tradeoff; I usually stick with 6/day (2 pills 3x/day).
Universal Colitis since 09/2003
Current Meds:
Asacol (800mg 3x daily),
VSL #3 (4 packet/day),
Calcium Supplement,

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