I replaced it with Colazal and I don't seem to have too many issues with that.
At first I couldn't tell the difference between the intolerance and a flare. But after my doc switched me to Colazal, my gut quieted down a little but I was still flaring so my GI put me on Rowasa. It seemed every morning after using them I just felt more and more terrible so I would stop them. Within the next day I would feel better. So I decided to experiment. I would do the enema for a few days - had the same reaction (flu-like feeling)... Stop them, felt immediately better. Than I tried repeating in a few weeks and same results.
When my GI first switched me from Asacol to Colazal, I thought that maybe the Asacol just stopped working but now I wonder if it was because I was becoming intolerant.
I'm currently on Colazal and Remicade.
SHERRYModerator-Allergies/Asthma, Alzheimer's, IBS, Co-moderator-UC
Diagnosed Left sided UC '92 - meds: Colazal, Remicade (6mp discontinued due to neuropathy)*Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines
*, IBS, Diverticuliar Disease, Fibro, Sacroiilitis, Raynauds, OA, PA, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Dry Eye and allergies controlled by Zyrtec and Singular
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