Well, it seems the side effects for Avalox are flu like symptoms, which I can deal with. It's an interferon drug, I'm going to do more research on it tonight and find out what I can about
. I'm not even 100% positive if they are still recruiting... clinicaltrials.gov says they are, but a lot of them that are up currently are actually closed to new recruits when it actually says it is
open. So I'm just waiting on an email response from the coordinator.
It's also an injection drug (once weekly), which I'm a little nervous about
and I don't think I could inject myself, but my mom is a nurse and also has insulin dependant diabetes and injects herself daily, so I figure since I stop by at least once a week any way, I could have her do it :) Hehe.
Well, I guess I'll let you guys know one way or another :) Hopefully I'll be able to get in the study and test out a new drug for us! (And hopefully not placebo... I'd be pissed if I found out I was stabbing myself with a placebo every week for nothing!! :P)
Female, 22, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; oste
openia in hip & lumbar region of the spine from long term prednisone use. Current Meds:
10mg Lexapro (for depression/social anxiety)
Digestive Advantage: Crohn's and Colitis formula (2 pills per day, started 5/14/08)
4800mg Asacol (Four 400mg tablets, three times a day)