Asacol didn't do a thing for me, however Azulfadine works wonders. Have you asked about
that? If you do ask and you are told that if one 5ASA doesn't work then the others won't either, don't believe it, it's absolutely not true. Azulfadine (generic is sulfasalazine) has alot less side effects than most other drugs (I'm not saying it doesn't have any side effects) It's definitely worth trying before going onto high strength drugs. How about
adding some rectal meds also? Good Luck
p.s. I actually believe that Asacol made my symptons worse too. I had the longest and worse flare (2 years while I was on the asacol) than I have ever experienced in my whole 26 - 27 years of having UC.
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 a week. Omega 3, Probiotics, multi vitamin, calcium supplement, Biotin....
Post Edited (munchkindd) : 7/8/2008 9:55:58 AM (GMT-6)