Hi princesa....I agree regarding not being given credit for making some efforts to maintain and care for UC inflammation. I guess some docs, however, see some patients not do well with continual med intervention...so maybe to some of them, it's basically "luck".
I said to my doc with my last scope results "Thank you 5ASA"...he said, without your efforts, it would be useless...so, I was pleased with that part.
I have one request from you....could you please type 5-ASA...since ASA as itself means aspirin?? two totally different beasts, although both are salicylates. the ASA in 5-ASA means aminosalicylic acid. The ASA in ASA means acetylsalicylic acid..can be confusing when many are told by their doctors to not take aspirin.
Regarding your c-scopes..you might want to say to your doc you will do it in 2 years, and if all is clear, do it in three from then on unless something comes up that you need to have a look-see.
*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 !!!