Anoyne have success w/Lialda when Asacol failed?

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glamourgirl
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 4/3/2009 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had UC for 6 years.  I tried Asacol, Pentasa, Colazal, and Rowasa when I was first diagnosed.  They never seemed to work and I often wondered if they made my symptoms worse.  It's been 4-5 years since I've tried any of them.  I was so new to the disease that I felt like it was such a learning curve and I never knew what was working and what wasn't.
 
My new doctor is having me try Lialda in combination w/6MP (I've been on 6MP before but never with other meds).  I'm hopeful that the combo will work and I'll have better success with it.  I was curious if anyone did bad on Asacol but had success with Lialda.
Female, Age 38
Diagnosed w/c.diff 7/02 when pregnant w/1st and only child during 2nd trimester(wasn't on antibiotics)
C.diff flare within weeks of delivering baby 1/03, Diagnosed with UC 2/03
Current Meds:
LDN - 2/17/09 1.5 mg., increased to 3 mg. 3/3/09
Ferrex Forte
Acidophillus, Sacchromyces Boulardii, Oil of Oregano


geminisunset
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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 4/3/2009 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I had side effects from Asacol, so I didn't take it for more than a couple days. I have had no problems with Lialda. However, I am also on Remicade, and I'm barely hanging on. I do notice things are worse though when I forget to take the Lialda (forgot a couple weekends ago - both sat and sunday and paid for it on Monday!).

Good luck with it! Go to their website, and you can print off a coupon for a free 30 day supply.
GeminiSunset
Diagnosed w/IBS: Oct. 2006
Diagnosed w/UC: Jan. 2007 (proctitis), July 2008 (pancolitis)
Medications: Canasa (helped the first flare when it was just proctitis); Rowasa enemas (did not help as the following colonoscopy confirmed pancolitis); Lialda (2 pills in the morning, 2 pills in the evening, soon to be 2 pills in the morning only once I'm off steriods); Prednisone; Protonix (only took while on prednisone); Remicade infusions, started at 5mg/kg, increased in March to 7.5mg/kg (started Aug 2008 - 6 infusions so far, next infusion on 4/30 continuing every 8 weeks); Zyrtec-D (for allergies); Toprol (a generic form, 25 mg, for a rapid heart rate)
Supplements: Women's One-a-day multi-vitamin; Super B-complex w/vitamin C, Iron supplements, Omega-3 Fish Oil (coated, not sure how much except one soft-gel daily), Aloe Vera supplement (two daily), Acidopholis
Diet: Spinach and Sunflower seed butter diet (starting 3/21/09)
Current Status: Reached remission for a few weeks in October 2008, but symptoms returned after I allowed myself to enjoy wine again.... gave up wine and have not been in full remission again yet. 


glamourgirl
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 460
   Posted 4/3/2009 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Gemini, I was remember hearing about that coupon so I'll definitely go to the website and print it. :)
Female, Age 38
Diagnosed w/c.diff 7/02 when pregnant w/1st and only child during 2nd trimester(wasn't on antibiotics)
C.diff flare within weeks of delivering baby 1/03, Diagnosed with UC 2/03
Current Meds:
LDN - 2/17/09 1.5 mg., increased to 3 mg. 3/3/09
Ferrex Forte
Acidophillus, Sacchromyces Boulardii, Oil of Oregano


Phyl
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 4/3/2009 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, Yes, I was on 12 asacols per day and still bleeding. I changed doctors and was put on 2 lialda per day, 1.2 mg-one in morning and one at night. I, also, use the the mesalimine enemas at night. Some nights I try to skip them just to see if I can only use them perhaps every other night. But, I am so pleased that I am going into remission with the lialda. The doctor gave me a card with a number to call and register so that the prescription will not cost so much. I have not registered yet since he gave me plenty of samples, which was very nice of him. I really thought I would never quit bleeding, had lost from 115 lbs to 107 - losing a pound a day. In three weeks, I have gained my weight back. This is a tough condition to deal with and changes your life totally. But, I wish you the best with it!
Phyl

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