Recently diagnosed with UC, now on my third medication.........

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/30/2009 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I was recently diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (I am 27 and know I have had symptoms of it for years, just never knew what it was).  My doctor first put me on Cortenema which made me crazy and my legs swelled up which was painful.  So he took me off the Cortenema and I took Apriso which gave me severe, severe indigestion.  Now I am on Pentasa, and low and behold I am having stomach pains, hot and cold sweats, no appetite, really bad diahrrea, and the list goes on (I stopped taking it this morning, I've only been on it for three days)......I also have Gastritis flare-ups so my stomach is very, very sensitive.  I just wanna know why they think I can handle all this medication when Tylenol or Asprin alone kills my stomach. Anyone else have similar problems?

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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 7/30/2009 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
It sounds to me like you are allergic to the 5 asa's(asacol, lialda, pensasa etc.).  I got really bad stomach pain, joint pain, rash, itcy etc.  I can't tolerate any 5 asa's.  I also can't tolerate imuran and I had one remi infusion and had some kind of reaction.  I will try remi one more time.  Good Luck!  The onlything that has taken me out of a flare is pred.  But it is making me crazy. devil    Best of Luck to you!
Mom of Three(Two Boys and One Girl)
29years old
Ulcerative Colitis(severe whole colon)
Diagnosed March 2009
Allergic to Asacol, Lialda, and Imuran
Currently on Pred and Remi
Remi not going to well!(I think I had a reaction the first infusion they want me to try again)

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