I have left sided colitis. I take Asocal 12 pills a day and right now I am on prednisone (tapering) for a flare. Prednisone, Asocal, and Rowasa and Hydrocortisone as needed is what has worked for me in the past with flares. I am keeping my fingers crossed this time. I am also experimenting with Probotic enemas while I'm on my conventional medication.( I am tired of the prescript
ion route). I just purchased the Listen to Your Gut book. Also, my colitis has not spread to the whole intestine that I know of.... but I did start out with Ulcerative Proctitis so it has spread from that to Left-sided colitis. So unfortunately who knows it could spread or not? We are all so different with this disease.
My doctor never mentioned to me that Colazal would be a good med for my left-sided colitis, but does it have sulfur in it? If yes that may be a reason why he wouldn't because I have had a possible allergic reaction to it in the past and he does not want to take the risk of me having a reaction.
Female Currently Breastfeeding
In a flare since beginning of December 08
Left-sided colitis diagnosed at age 28 in 2001
Asacol 4 pills 3 times per day
Hydrocortisone and Rowasa Enemas as needed
20mg and tapering for my flare
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