Posted 11/14/2016 7:11 PM (GMT -6)
Annual visit with my GI today where I reported all is the same, no problems. Told him I'd quit Balsalazide from Aug 2015-Aug 2016 but went back to Balsalazide because of skin problems while taking 95% curcumin.
His response was to disregard the curcumin being of benefit and suggest in a roundabout way that I might reduce my Balsalazide from 9/daily. I replied I'd never heard of anyone taking less than 9 daily and he said that was because the medical studies found that amount effective with no studies done on lower amounts. Radical suggestion from a conservative GI, he never wants to hear about how diet mod. is my most important treatment.
I'll think about it, hate to rock the boat. The price of Balsal. has come back down so US price is now cheaper than Canada (Blue Cross may have had some benefit with the price).