Posted 5/21/2008 7:56 PM (GMT -6)

Stopping the Colazal may be your doctor's way of finding what is causing the improvements.  You say your husband is on Humira and he was diagnosed one year ago.  I am just assuming so correct me if I am wrong but I would guess he wasn't put on the Humira till just recently and has probably been on the Colazal longer.  If this is the case your doctor may be trying to decide if the Colazal has anything to do with the improvements or if it is all credited to the Humira.  Your husband should be able to stop the Colazal without any adverse affects such as quiting cold turkey on something like Prednisone.  The only possibility would be the signs of things getting worse in a few days prompting you to call him at which time he may determine that the Colazal is needed.  If not then there is no reason to be taking that medicine and if the price of it is comparable to Asacol he is saving someone a bunch of money.

Since you have posted in your sig that no improvement was noticed with the enemas he may be using that as a precursor for not using them again.  Sounds like whatever he is doing may be having some improvements, if you have questions don't be afraid to ask your doctor to explain.  He should be able to give a reason for everything he is doing.  I would definitely stick with him, he must be doing something right.  Half as many BMs beats twice as many.

John


  • Diagnosed with UC 2003 (but had sympoms as far back as1993)
  • Hospitalized 3/08 for sepsis, 7 days ICU due to complication brought on by prolonged use of steroids
  • Current status = flair (no remission in five years)
  • Prednisone 40 mgs
  • Asacol 1200mg three times a day
  • Protonix 40 mg twice a day
  • Levbid 0.375 twice a day
  • Calcium 600 mg

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