Asacol makes me feel jittery and nervous anyone else?

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   Posted 6/23/2008 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm experiencing bad jitters on this meds, I have uc on the left side and by cecum, I've tried Colazol and that didn't work I tried it for 7 weeks. I tried Pentasa that didn't work, can you suggest anything else to stop the blood and urgency? Thanks for all you suggestions.
Colonoscopy & Endoscopy 7/27, Left sided colitis and near cecum (mild)
Stopped Colozal 10/1/07 was on it for 7 weeks, side effects
Working with new doctor getting stool, urine and blood tests, waiting for results. starting back with ASACOL  6/1/08

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Date Joined Feb 2003
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   Posted 6/23/2008 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   

Did the same thing to me, and major headaches too!

I am on entocort right now...



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   Posted 6/23/2008 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   
what about trying sulfasalazine????
diagnosed with uc 27 years ago.  Enojoyed 20 year remission with just minor blips here and there (approximately 16 of those years without any meds)
In a flare for 2 very long years which Asacol didn't help at all.  Finally in remission again since Jan 2008, can't believe it..............
currently on Sulfasalazine 2 tabs 3x day. Folic acid, mesalamine enema once every 5th day. Omega 3, Probiotics, multi vitamin, calcium supplement, Biotin....

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   Posted 6/23/2008 5:24 PM (GMT -6)   
If the 5-ASA's don't work out for you,then you'd be best off looking at 6MP/Azathioprine.It takes a while to "kick in",but can be a very effective maintenance med.In the meantime,if you can't find/tolerate a 5-ASA that induces remission,it might require a course of Pred.A rectal med may help,but won't induce complete remission,as the Cecum is the proximal end of your Colon.Sulfasalazine and Olsalazine are the two 5-ASA options left to try.

Hope you find something that works,but rest assured there are plenty of options that you've yet to try.
Procto-Sigmoiditis dx 1995.First Colonoscopy in ten years,on 29th Feb 2008,revealed moderate to severe Pancolitis.
Current meds;200mg Azathioprine daily.Pentasa 2 x 500mg 4 x daily.
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