I was diagnosed with UC in 1980. After spending two weeks in the hospital, and barely eating the doc started me on
Azulfidine and I couldn't keep it down. He changed the script to Prednisone, which I was on for about a year, by itself, no
special diet. The side effects added some much needed weight, and started me wearing glasses. Doc switched me back
to Azulfidine, and I've been taking that or Sulfasalazine since.
There are too many side effects for long term care with steroids, but for a flair up, I was always willing to try anything.
Since I've been on Sulfasalazine, doc has never taken me off of it for flair up, just added Prednisone, Cortenamas, or
I probably wouldn't stop other meds, but I'm a lousy patient. I take 1500MGx1 Sulfasalizine for a 1000MGx4
script. I increase my dose for flair ups up to the prescribed amount, and watch what I eat if I'm having symptoms. I
haven't had need of Pred,, Rowasa, or Cortenemas in about 5 years.