I just wanted to share with all something I recently started. 1st off my story 29yo, M, Dx'd w/Left sided colitis at age 22, spent months in the hospital refusing a colectomy. Since then spent 1yr on imuran, asacol, prednisone you all know the story, followed by 5 yrs on Remicade which worked wonders for me. Several years ago I moved to a new state which has a different hospital system that I was no longer able to get Remicade through the assistance program and no insurance company will cover it so I DC'd it. Started on Lialda 2-3/day which worked okay, but still required the use of prednisone occasionally to keep my flares under control. Getting tired of this I started doing some research to find some other way to combat this disease. I eventually found some studies that remark bupropion (generic Wellbutrin) as being a potent inhibitor of TNF-a, so what the hell I decided to try it. Since starting it I've been symptom free (I had been actively bleeding for 8mo's prior to this day), and I DC'd the Lialda, and am now only on 150mg buproprion sr, and fish oil. No other medications. I responded really well to remicade indicating that TNF-a is the primary mediator in my pathology and others (especially those who don't respond to remicade) may not find this any help. I am in no way condoning or insinuating that anyone should take bupropion. Talk to your PCP if you want to try it, and understand the S/E's. Which might I add are much better than any colitis regiment I've been on. Happy to answer any questions people have about
but again I am not condoning its use without the proper consent and council of a licensed physician.
Post Edited (ThelongRoad) : 1/26/2012 6:19:12 PM (GMT-7)