I wouldn't worry or hurry to get into a more "aggressive" treatment at this point. You should stay on the Rowasa until you're feeling "normal" ... that can take a few weeks...and if it's consistent for over a week, then taper to every second night. See how that goes for a few weeks, then every third night.
How many asacol are you on?
Are you still on imuran?
Hang tough...give it a fair try before resorting to another med.
You could consider to add a fibre supplement to your intake as well.
HUGE kudos to you for dealing early....
*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 !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 6/14/2008 11:13:56 PM (GMT-6)