Who says sedative drugs are toxic?
Not much is known about
UC but one thing all doctors agree on is that taking maintenance medications will reduce your risk for flares and reduce your risk of colon cancer. Since you have pancolitis you are at a greater risk to have colon cancer then those who do not have pancolitis. However, as noted, colon cancer is very slow growing, it can take 10 years before manifesting. As long as you are getting regular screening and are controlling your UC you should be fine.
Colon cancer is not a cancer that people have to die from. Most people that do die from colon cancer are ones who have had noticeable changes in bowel habits but were too embarrassed or scared to be checked out.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free