Posted 8/15/2019 10:01 AM (GMT -6)
I've been in a moderate flare since the start of May. I'm currently taking Lialda, Imuran, Inflectra and was on a long 40mg taper of Prednisone. Nothing worked until last week my doctor said (post-colonoscopy) because my colitis is mostly rectum/lower sigmoid, that Rowasa might help. And so far, after one week of Rowasa, I'm feeling about 85% better: no more blood, formed BM, little urgency, sleep through night.
What is the normal course of Rowasa once you show signs of improvement? Do doctors insist you continue to take it every night even though you are in remission or is it like an every other night sort of thing? And also, if it's likely Rowasa that is helping: why then would I continue on the FOUR other crazy medications I'm taking? Anyone had these thoughts?