the Colazal? Are you still taking it, and is it helping at all?
Usually the next step after the 5-ASA's is either an immunosuppressant (6-MP or Azathioprine) or Remicade.
If you have significant proctosigmoid disease, you should ask your doctor about
rectal meds. Both Mesalamine and steroids are available for rectal use, and much less is absorbed systemically that way. Some people who don't tolerate the drugs orally do fine on them when taken rectally.
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Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
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