Edy.... I to am on some of the similar " non prescription drugs... as well as still on lialda..... and still taperin off the predd.... But am getting closer to being off that D drug. I am almost to 100 days on the spinach/sunseed diet. And I attribute most of my success to that. was on doc's drugs forever to no success. Started noticing a improvement after just a few days of the diet. but that is not what made me post here tonight.
I noticed you were on aloe pills also. I started on those in the beginning. have been on those till about a month and a half ago. I ran out. and forgot to get them.. have stayed off them for a month and a half and haven't noticed a change for better or worse. am thinkng they were doing nothing for me. I know each of us are different... but believe they were not helping me in the least. I also believe they were not hurting anything. and my be helping some. but quesion them.
I fel the probiotics... and the diet... and yes I can't rule out the med change to Lialda ( yet) have helped the most. As soon as I have tapered off the pred... (down from 60 - to 7.5 ) I am planning to start tapering the liadla. Trying to get off all meds.
This was just a thought for you when i saw you were on aloe also. And sorry... I couldn't come up with a humoress Bit for this post. Just nothing funny here. But I try when I can. LOL
38 yr old male, NE Ohio, diagnosed Aug 2008, but been with symptom since Nov 2007
30 mg pred, 9 balsalazide, rowesa nightly, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera tabs
Following gluten free diet
as well as spinach/sunflower regime
**down to 25 mg of pred 12/25/08 **down to 20mg of pred 1/7/09**down to 17.5 mg 1/22/09
**down to 15 mg of pred 2/3/08**down to 12.5 mg of pred 2/13/09**down to 10 mg 2/26/09
MED CHANGE: 1/13/09-- 4 Lialda, 2 Pamine Forte, 1 Florajen3 probiotic, 2 Aloe Vera tabs, Rowesa every other night, 20 mg of Pred, Lomotil as needed, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol