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   Posted 7/29/2008 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Can any  1  tell  me  about  a  good med for  Ulserative? i am currently  on Asacol but  its  not doing  any thing for me  & i am getting  bit  fustrating  now  with this .. I am from Trinidad  west  indies    &  right  now  we  ar e only  getting  Asacol...I am 41  years  old .. Please  tell  me  about  a  good med  so i can  try  getting   it...thanks  in advance

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 7/29/2008 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Farida38. Welcome to the forums. You will find many helpful people here.

Is it possible for your doctor to order these meds for you? Can he write a prescription and have them mailed to you? How long have you taken the Asacol and how many per day do you take and at what time of the day?
- DXed with "left sided" UC in 1998. DXed with "proctitis" Oct. 2007
- Sulfasalazine 4 500mg tabs twice daily
- 500mg Vitamin C, 1 Multivitamin, L-Glutamine
- Max Acidophillis EC Capsules 350Mg(7 types of bacteria with over 42 billion viable cells) with 50 Mg colostrum & 50 Mg FOS(fructo-oligosaccharides)
- Experimenting with this or that on occasion. Always open to new ideas.
- Colonoscopies - 2 (Due for my next one ASAP)

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   Posted 7/29/2008 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Knowing your dose of Asacol would be helpful. For instance, 12 pills a day is often thought to bring about a faster remission -- but many people report increased side effects at that dose, and the side effects can mimic the disease itself.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I would also recommend sulfasalazine, which I imagine is pretty easy to get just about anywhere.

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   Posted 7/30/2008 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
check on sulfasalazine, azulfadine, Imuran/Azathioprine or 6-MP.

Beth, 32 ~ hoping to taper pred successfully, wish me luck!
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 20mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 300mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.  Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!

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