Hi all! I'm a newbie to both the forums and UC in general (only having been diagnosed for well over a year), I'm 20 years old and trying to live a very functional life as I have so much left ahead of me!
Tomorrow I start my first dose of sulfasalazine, 500mg tablets four times a day, and a methylprednisolone dose pack (4mg pills). I'm a little bit nervous, admittedly, I've never had to take so much medicine before the UC. I've always used alternative medicine all my life (was raised that way). I've tried diet and some supplements which have brought about
short bouts of remission butI'm currently in a (bloody) flare that's gone on for about
2-3 months; so obviously I need some medicinal help.
I wanted to ask people's personal experiences with the drugs and how you all handled/coped with any side affects. Anything a newbie should know? I'm all for helpful advice..UC has put me through the ringer, physically and psychologically.
Another note, I HAVE taken methylprednisolone before (4mg a day) for this flare but that didn't do anything, hence the ramped up dosage now. Hoping I'll still tolerate it as well as I did before (no side affects at all). I'm so anxious it's going to turn into another prednisone incident..I had a HORRIBLE reaction to prednisone..landed me in the ER for it last year.
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