Hi Whatsaflaredown...what was the initial dosage of Lialda you were on?
What were your original symptoms before diagnosis?
Is your UC throughout or limited?
I do believe that some doctors put patients on too high a dosage of 5ASA firstly..sometimes the patients become intolerant to the 5ASA and other meds are required.
I also believe that oral/rectal regimen of 5ASA is a good way to start...lower dosage of 5ASA and then increased if needed rather than starting at the max.
Hope you feel better soon.
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 x2 daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite..back to nightly (Jan 22)..tapered too fast
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!