Thanks for all the advice! Now I'm not sure what to do. I didn't take it this morning and I felt fine all day, although I'm guessing it takes more than a day for it to 'wear off'.
I actually read somewhere that it is often prescribed to get rid of h. pylori in UC patients, so maybe that's why they prescribe it at 40mg. I wasn't really sure why he didn't just give me 20mg. The prescription is way cheaper for me than OTC (it was free actually when I got it since I had met my deductible). I don't seem to get any side effects on it other than the consitpation but the OTC caused that too. I read that could be one of the side effects.
Now I"m not sure if I should take it tomorrow, stop taking for awhile and see what happens, or just stop it all together! There are too many things to try plus I'm lowering my Pred tomorrow. I hate to change too many things at once....
UC - diagnosed 1994, in remission for 10 years, currently trying to get over a flare
Meds: Prednisone 12.5mg; Colazal 3 pills/3x day, 1 mesalamine enema a day, VSL #3 DS 1/2 packet/day, Align probiotic, Ultimate Flora 30 billion, iron, calcium, folic acid, L-lysine, Zyrtec, Yasmin, multi-vitamin, evening primrose oil, zinc
Tried Imuran but it affected my pancrea