Hmmmm, stop Colazal cold turkey.....sounds like the doc is being a turkey...
you don't even have to ask if it doesn't sound right..I'm in shock.
UC starts in the rectum and spreads upward....heals down from that . The rectum is the last to heal. The fact that he's doing so well is awesome.
I think he should consider to go back on the enemas to help deal with the rest.
I guess the doc is hoping the Humira will deal with the rest of it.....
Your husband's call whether to go off the Colazal or not.
He could maybe taper one pill every 2 weeks until he's off it.
If his symptoms increase in any way....go back up.
And did I mention to add the rectal meds again? He's improved a LOT and should be able to recognise changes in symptoms if they should increase...different when one is cearly healing than when one is in an accute state of a flare.
Keep us posted.
*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 !!!