Welcome back, but sorry you are flaring again. To review information shared from your post during the winter:
1.) You said you had indeterminate-colitis (could be UC, Crohn's disease, or some shade of gray inbetween)
2.) You were prescribed only Canasa suppositories, despite having "all-over inflammation," but did not take them due to cost issues ($1,000.00 for a 30-day supply). Apparently it went away on it's own and has since come back.
3.) You have a sulfite-allergy, so sulfasalazine and rowasa-enemas are no nos (unless you can get ahold of the sulfite-free rowasa known as sfRowasa).
The majority of us do find a medication that works for us. There is always a bit of trial-and-error in finding the right medication, dosage, and/or combination of medications for us.
Given your cost constraints, I would call your doctor and ask for Balsalazide Disodium, which is a generic, comes in 750mg pills, and a typical dose is 6,750mgs or 9 pills daily (or 270 pills per month). Here's a link to GoodRX that gives you an idea of what that might cost in your area, with the dosage mentioned: /www.goodrx.com/balsalazide
Moderator Ulcerative Colitis
John, 40, UC Proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Remicade @5mgs/kg/6wks; daily 75mgs 6MP, 4.8g generic-Lialda, and rowasaYou never really appreciate what you've got until it's gone. Toilet paper is a good example.