Please remember to consult your health care provider when making health-related decisions.
We talk a lot about the side effects of UC meds here, and it's important for us to be aware of the potential good and bad effects of our medications. It may be a fair trade-off for you, but just wanted to make sure that Avandia (and nicotine too, for that matter) is associated with a significantly increased risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attack.
And there are options other than 5-ASA's and Prednisone. Many people respond very well to immunosuppressants, for instance.
Good luck to you, whichever way you decide to go. Hope you're soon feeling better.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
Co-Moderator UC Forum