Good for you Red - seems everyone, nearly ,here can "handle" side effects, etc. I just can't! I would rather have a flare - although I have not had a very serious problem YET! The worst part of my UC is blood and mucous - scares me. At my worst, I had maybe 5 BM's a day - occasional diarrhea and left-sided discomfort (not really pain). But, why should I take something that makes me feel worse than UC? To each his own and of course - age does make a difference, I think!
Senior - diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Cannot tolerate mesalamines. New specialist (June) - Cortifoam and Anusol three times a day for now. Hope it works! (finding it impossible to do three times a day however)
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.