Actually I have to update my signature. I have been off pred for about
a week. So hopefully I'll be able to tell when I start weaning off my supplements.
I started Align back in October 08. I started feeling better, but due to the cost, I decided to not take it. Then I got worse and ended up in the hospital Jan 09 and was diagnosed then. My GI recommended that I take Align at my follow up appt. I was taking Pred and Colazal at the time. I was feeling better but still going many times a day. After about
1 week on Align, I started having only 2 BM's/day. That was 2 months ago. I buy it from their website because no one else sells it cheaper.
On a side note - My bleeding and mucous did not stop completely until I started Rowasa. I believe the Pred and Colazal took care of the bleeding and mucous in the colon (I have left sided UC) and the Rowasa stopped it in the rectum. I further believe that the Align is helping with the urgency and frequency.
30mg Pred (tapering)
3 x 3 Colazal
BuSpar for GAD
Turmeric, Boswellia, Fish Oil, and Milk Thistle (for my liver)