I was diagnosed w/ UC (proctitis) 2 wks ago. My doc has me on colazal (9 pills/day) and on
asacol suppositories every night for 30 days! I'm not used to taking meds, either. I began the colazal a few days before the asacol- no side effects. I began the asacol and I've had a constant headache, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, fatigue...
I called my doc the second day. He was very firm that I need to take my meds and told me that he wasn't convinced that these were all side effects of the drug! I've been taking the asacol at night rectally for 8 days now. Side effects seem worse when the entire suppository dissolves. When I expel it after 1- 1 1/2 hrs, I feel a little better.
This is very strong medicine. I can't wait to finish my dose and be done with it.