Responses to sulfasalazine?

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Delarge
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 4/15/2009 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
For those of you who are capable of tolerating sulfonamides and have used sulfasalazine specifically, how did you respond to this drug? Has it or did it at one point induce remission? Have you found the side-effect profile to be bearable?

suebear
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   Posted 4/15/2009 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
It kept me in remission for 10 years. I had no noticeable side effects at the maintenance dose.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


bulldozer
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 4/15/2009 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello there,
Sorry to say but I did not respond well to sulfasalazine ( although that was over 30 years ago and maybe the side affects are less now ) but I was also on prednisolone tablets too and whether it was a combination of the two I'll never know, because prednisolone taken orally I cannot tolerate. But I have heard many say that it is ideal for them. I have taken mesalaszine for all these years with good results. I am afraid it is rather "try it and see " I wish you Happy Healing all the same. turn

princesa
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   Posted 4/15/2009 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't had any side effects or problems - even at the therapeutic dose. It's helped me stay mostly in remission for about eight years now.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, l-glutamine, vitamin D and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free diet. Long-term remission with only minor blips.
 
 

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