some seem to have joint side effects, I've not had any worse than I ever did since being on 5ASA...
I get dry lips and mouth...usually if I've had a low fever or taken some antihistamines or used a lipstick I'm allergic to..
I have a stiff neck from tension, posture, laying on the couch, sitting too long at doing the same thing..etc. Can massage help?
How much Lialda are you on...and make sure you don't stop the supps abruptly..taper them to a lower dosage and use them every whatever night to maintain a remission.
I personally wouldn't suggest you start tapering quite yet..maybe after another week.
The reason is that low in the rectum inflammation can cause constipation or smaller stools, and some see that as a good thing.
Great you're feeling better!!!
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 2nd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!