Have you ever tried Colazal? Even though Colazal is still a 5-ASA it is a Balsalazide not a mesalamine. I can't tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa - any mesalamines really. I get severe abdominal pain, joint pain and explosive D. I don't seem to have any difficulty with Colazal (I think). So if you are hesitant about starting Lialda (as I would be too especially with a bad reaction to Asacol) you can ask for Colazal.
Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC
~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs), Hydrocortisone E's, Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Allergies-Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Spinal Stenosis~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections
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