I read in the Wall Street Journal that the thing that tested best for coughs, better than any cough medicine, was ALEVE. Because it gets to the irritation/inflamation. Who knew?? I know it's not the best for UC, but if you are suffering give it a try. I take a lot of Aleve, it's the only way I can get rid of back pain or cramps (other than oxycodone!).
And eat bananas!!
I get long periods of chronic cough after every head cold, I never it was related to any of this. I hope you feel better soon!
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, then 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.