was on Canasa 1000mg when I was first diagnosed. Did horribly on them, had flu like symptoms on a weekly basis and couldn't stay on them...
I was prescribed Colazal, a mesalamine med, when first diagnosed and experienced wheezing and flu-like symptoms. I immediately stopped taking it. Then I thought it must have been a coincidence to get the flu just as I started mesalamines. So I started again and experienced even worse wheezing and flu. I had never experienced wheezing before, but like your doctor, my doctor said the meds had nothing to do with it. But there is no doubt in my mind that mesalamines don't work with me.
I am not an expert on meds so I cannot advise alternatives to mesalamines that might help you. There are many here who can advise you on that. Rectal meds get rave reviews.
I am one of the lucky ones to be able to manage and control my disease with diet modification and supplements. If you decide to monitor your diet then all I can say is that everyone is different and what is nourishing for one person can be poison for another. But gluten and dairy are the major suspects.
Key supplements for me are psyllium seed and probiotics. But you need to find your own path. I would check out our signatures to see the wide diversity of meds and lifestyle changes that each of us use to manage this darn disease.
Male/61 DX IBD in Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Remission since March 2010. Powdered psyllium seed mixed with VSL3 is very helpful. Food journal instead of SCD or Paleo.
Lots of fruit & vegetables (but no plums or cruciferous), No Gluten, no soda, no HFCS, no xylitol or sorbitol, no trans fat, no shellfish, few processed foods, no carrageenan.
Fish oil, multivitamin, extra D3, Culturelle, K2, E complex, magnesium, phos choline, boswellia, curcumin, DGL, glutamine.Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys
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