i had a reaction to the sulpher in sulphasalazine so they put me on mesalazine.
now i have been switched to pentasa (which i think is the same thing)
when i had arthritis, i couldnt really take anything cuz NSAID's are really bad for UC. (non steroid anti inflammatory drugs)
such as alleve, motrin, ibuprofen, naprosen, advil etc...
my arthritis went away on its own after 4 months. was limited to my knees and ankles. UC induced.
steph - 32 - female - gold coast australia - UC since 2000
severe UC in descending colon and sigmoid colon ONLY
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
tumeric capsules - if i remember to take the bloody things.
i still eat what i want, when i want, if i feel like eating at all :(