I forgot to ask this question, if the LIalda is the MMX technology designed to get all fo the colon is that better for someone like me who has it near the cecum and left side or the sulfsalsazine? My doc said take Lialda b/c it's easier to remember to take the meds once and day, I can be deligent on taking meds throughout the day, that's not the problem or question, I'm just wondering what one would get all my colon without having to use rectal meds.
First scope 7/05 should no UC, but I was bleeding with urgency, was told I had IBS. Six months later, sigmoid showed UC at rectum, 2nd colonoscopy & Endoscopy 7/27/07, Left sided colitis and near cecum (mild) no UC at rectum. On and off meds, but the side effects are worse than the dis-ease itself. 5ASA's make me highly nervous, feeling on verg of panic attack all day,thence "accidents", especially when driving.
12/08 Olive leaf extract, probiotics, holy basil, whole food multi-vitamin. I manage on a daily basis, work out 4-5 times a week. I feel like a volcano during the day and erupt in the AM (bathroom for a hour), the it starts all over again. Try to eat gluten free and low sugar diet.