Hi lucas..are you taking the Lialda on an empty stomach or with food?
It's possible the pred changes the ph or however the Lialda needs to help dissolve the outer capsule in order to dispurse.
Are you taking it with the pred? You might want to consider taking it at night instead of in the morning....one's digestive system tends to be a bit less active at night..it might have time to do its thing then.
I think the fact that you're on pred....maybe while tapering, you could switch to the steroid enema and start adding the Rowasa when you're closer to a much lower dosage of pred.
Is this the first time you've been on pred or was that the initial choice by the doc since you've been diagnosed?
Hang tough...hopefully you'll get the right combo of options to try.
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!