Posted 6/10/2008 8:28 PM (GMT -6)
Hi. I've been a lurker for some time and thought I'd register. I have found a lot of great info here.
I was originally diagnosed with UP about 3 years ago but had very mild symptoms. My Dr and I decided to not use any drugs and monitor it. I had my 2nd colonoscopy in Jan 08 after my symptoms escalated. He dx me with indeterminate UC. I went on Lialda (4 per day) and mesalamine enema nightly. My symptoms cleared up in a few days and I felt great. Things were going fine for about 3 months when my symptoms returned while on the medication.
I met with the Dr and he said that sometimes the Lialda will just stop working. He gave me a Rx for Colazal (3 - 3x/day) and a cortisone foam. I decided to top taking everything for a few weeks to see if I could control it with diet. Once I stopped the Lialda, my cramps and multiple bms improved. I also stopped drinking anything with carbonation and stuck mostly with water and iced tea.
Anyway, it's been a few weeks and while my symptoms improved, I was gettiing a lot of cramps and bms late in the day. I have restarted the Lialda yesterday but only 1 per day. I'm going to see if it works. So far so good. I even had a can of Coke today and didn't have any bad effects.
I'll be checking in here often and hope everyone gets into remission soon.