I am on nothing for my colitis right now. I have been "treating" with aloe gel, probiotics, chlorophyll, omega-3s, a bland diet, sleep and light exersize. At first, I had lots of urgency, loose stools, bleeding, mucus, you know the drill. But then it has slowly been improving. I am wondering if some of my "uc" symptoms were actually more side effects of the mesalamines.
I have some pictures of my legs, but I don't see how to post pictures here. They are almost like small ulcers about
the size of a pencil top eraser- they start off innocently enough-like bug bites, then they
open leaving an ulcer on my skin with a red/purple/pink ring of skin around it. They would stay for months and not heal, until I came off mesalamines. My scratching sped up the "ulceration" process, but the bumps would still
open without any scratching. They were not oozing, and biopsy didn't show anything. It resembled a celliac rash, but tests and gluten free diet showed nothing.
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