Lialda and Being in the Sun

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Ashley O
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   Posted 7/15/2009 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Everyone,

So I posted about my worries for the plane ride to Hawaii but it's now occurring to me to ask if being in the sun swimming and tanning will be affected by my Lialda? I take 4.8mg daily and was wondering if it causes sun sensitivity and if so what does that mean to me? Will it make me burn? Should I avoid the sun? Wear lots of sunscreen? Any experience would be helpful.

Thanks,

Ashley
Female, Age 20, DX w/Proctitis UC October 2005
DX w/Pancolitis June 2009
Currently close to Remission. WHOOOO!

Present Meds: Lialda 4 pills every morning and Canasa Suppositories nightly.

As Needed: Immodium, Clonazepam 1mg for anxiety

Past Meds: 40 mg Prednisone Daily 2005-2006, Miralax, Ginger Supplements, Remicade every 8 weeks Aug 2006-June 2009


thatfield
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   Posted 7/15/2009 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I also take 4 pills a day. I am not sure if it makes you burn easier...I have never heard that...but, I would suggest applying sunscreen no matter what, you don't want to deal with a sunburn on vaction. It can ruin your fun for one, but also, every sunburn increases your chance of skin cancer and pre-mature aging...which no woman wants!
Dx 2006 right after the birth of my daughter
Lialda 3 pills a day!
Canasa daily
Probiotics Daily
 


Ashley O
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 72
   Posted 7/15/2009 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the tip thatfield. Now I'm off to Maui! Aloha!
Female, Age 20, DX w/Proctitis UC October 2005
DX w/Pancolitis June 2009
Currently close to Remission. WHOOOO!

Present Meds: Lialda 4 pills every morning and Canasa Suppositories nightly.

As Needed: Immodium, Clonazepam 1mg for anxiety

Past Meds: 40 mg Prednisone Daily 2005-2006, Miralax, Ginger Supplements, Remicade every 8 weeks Aug 2006-June 2009


Dr-A
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   Posted 7/15/2009 1:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Just do your normal thing. I have never had lialda, or any other asa drug, increase my sensitivity to the sun.
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Golimumab study (100mg every 4 weeks)
L-Glutamine 5000 mg + 600 mg pyridoxal alpha-ketoglutarate
Probiotis/VitD3 5000IU+Ca/1000mg DHA


Meesh
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   Posted 7/15/2009 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been on it for awhile and although my dermatologist always nags me about my tan, I never burn. There's no sun warning for Lialda (Prednisone makes you sensitive to the sun, as do many antibiotics, however).
47 yr old female, dx'd UC April 27, 2006; mild arthritis in lower back, dx'd May 2008; Osteopenia dx'd 6/08 Achieved almost-remission mid October 2008 (rectum still inflamed)

16 Remicade infusions, current scheduled every 6 weeks: 1st: 7/21/07; most recent: 6/06/09; Current meds & supplements: Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Xanax as needed (rarely); Rowesa and/or Canasa; multivitamin w/folate; Culturelle; Fish oil capsules, calcium chews and/or Tums; Vitamin D;

Past meds: Prednisone 4/06-4/08; Entocourt EC; Asacol; Colazal; Venofer (iron) injections Dec '07; Imuran (extremely bad reaction 2/07); Protonix; Lexipro

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