It had something to do with the binders in the vitamins, that they could prevent you from getting the full effect of the meds. He was adament about it, always checking that I didn't take them. My current GI and naturopath agreed, but I didn't go into with them exactly how/why. I've brought it up a few times here, asking if anyone else knows, until I have an opportunity to ask.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, now Forte pills.
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.