Ok, some of you know I am a senior diagnosed with UC proctosigmoiditis in May (but probably had it a long time).
I tried Canasa alone first - little help - then protofoam and Colazal (2x3) with little more help but still symptomatic. Next was Rowasa (1/2 of dose every night) with 1x3 Colazal. Side effects kept getting worse even as I cut the dosage. So, I quit everything for UC on Friday except the probiotics and Imodium as needed.
My doc and NP were out of office all weekend so I have not contacted them. NP will return tomorrow. I have to call her.
Ok, I know I should be on something - although UC is behaving for the most part. I have not seen blood (but might be mixed in), two bm's mornings and no cramping but still little left-sided discomfort (awareness). Taking 1/2 Imodium when going out or cramping.
Now - all the meds I have tried are melasamine, right? I am not allergic to aspirin but have same problems - including Motrin for arthritis. I can take for a while and then start getting nausea, stomach pains, sweating (chills) vertigo and feeling generally woozy and yucky (why I stopped).
What is your experience with moving on to something else to help. I have a mild to moderate case and surely not in remission but doing well.
Of course, I will tell all this to my NP and she will discuss with doc but nice to hear what others have done here.