Is that sulfasalazine drug similar to the pentasa, asacol and such? When I was young I had a possible allergic reaction to a sulfa drug and have not touched any since.
What do you eat, if you don't eat grains or dairy? That leaves veggies, nuts, fruit and meat.... right? I'd find it hard to get enough food just eating vegetables, and think limiting meat intake is a good way to keep healthy (at least for a normal person).
Yes, sulfasalazine (azulfadine) is the older ASA that includes a sulfa component.
What do I eat? Scrambled eggs, baked, broiled or grilled chicken and fish, turkey, ham, beef, squashes, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, limas, English peas, green beans, veggie soups with my own chicken added, chicken salad with pecans and grapes, bananas, flavored applesauces, mixed fruit in light syrup, baked apples and pears, peanut butter, other nut butters, butter, olive oil, limited beans, hummus. It's a big shift from the way most of us ate growing up, but believe me, there's plenty to eat and it's a very healthy way of eating. Many folks choose a similar diet for heart health or fitness reasons.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999. Have been in remission for years with only a few minor blips. Scope on 6/22 showed no inflammation at all.
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, vitamin D, fiber supplement and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and l-glutamine for gut healing. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free low carb diet.