It took him awhile to convince the doc that there was a problem.. I would call your GI and see if you can switch to something else, like Colazal or one of the other drugs.
Colazal may also cause kidney damage. That's why I decided not to take maintenance drugs. The possible side effects of long-term use are worse than getting the colon taken out.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Colitis Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Don't expect your doctor to cure your health problems. Your health is your responsibility.
Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Avoid HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
When flaring: eat anti-inflammatory foods, avoid pro-inflammatory foods
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)