If I could take mesalamines, I would. But my case shows that curcumin on its own may benefit some.
I felt the same way when I was forced to avoid mesalamines. But looking back it may have been a blessing in disguise. Yes mesalamines are anti-inflammatory and are considered the safest of the meds. But some supplements are also effective while being safe and anti-inflammatory.
Long term mesalamine use can have side effects such as kidney stones, pancreatitis, and can be a strain on your liver that must be monitored. The side effects are more common with the oral, systemic drugs rather than the topical, local, enemas. Curcumin has many health benefits besides UC. Maybe we are lucky that we can maintain remission with supplements.
Male/63 DX IBD in Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Remission since Mar2010. Psyllium Seed mixed with VSL3DS is very helpful. Food diary instead of SCD or Paleo.Lactobacillus Reuteri (NCIMB 30242),
Fish oil, magnesium,multivitamin, extra D3. When needed: DGL, boswellia, curcumin, E complex.
Resistant Starch and lots of fruit & vegetables (but no cruciferous), No Gluten, no soda, no HFCS, no xylitol or sorbitol, no trans fat, no shellfish, no carrageenan, no GMO foods saturated with Roundup.Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys