I really don’t know if it is wise for me to look at my meds in the way I do. All I know is that I did once build up a tolerance to my inhaler, I used it so much it stopped working. I then ended up on prednisone for 2 weeks. I was smoking at the time, which I have now stopped, but it did stop working. I then felt that you can build a tolerance to all drugs, maybe I’m wrong. I’m also terrified of all the side effects, I keep thinking the less I take the less side effects I will get.
Yea I am only taking ½ of the pentasa, the dose is 500mg and I reduced it by taking ½ which is 250mg, The asacol is also 250mg. Wouldn’t the pentasa also have an effect at 250mg.?-
My doctors in London have not really given me good advice about these meds. They said I can reduce them if I don’t feel the need for them. I’ve never really had a serious flare until about 3 weeks ago. I never even had any pain from IBD, the only thing I ever had was a bit of mucus and blood when it first started. I thought I was just lucky but I think that it just gets worse as time goes on.
Still this diet has been interesting. I used to wake up sneezing every morning and every evening or when I got out of the shower, that seems to have disappeared in the last 3 weeks. I also get less panicky, with the exception of today.
(sorry about any spelling errors, I have to type everything out on word befor I put it on the board, If I don't my writing is a mess, I'm a bit dyslexic)
Female 32 years old
Diganosed ulcerative colitis November 2007
Present medication- 1/2 X 500mg pentasa in the morrning= 250g pentasa (I reduced this to see how my diet will effect me) and 1 X250g Asacol every other evening
Diet- experimenting with raw foods diet. given up wheat and dairy, occasionly eat fish. Raw foods diet is 80% raw foods.
Other medical problems- Born with asthma- no medication taken for this.