Weight gain is more than likely from the Lexapro rather than from the Lialda (5ASA med). How much weight did you lose from the multi-times a day bms? How much have you gained back?
Lialda is a once a day med...you take it 4 times a day or 4 pills once a day?
Have you had your thyroid checked? It could be a cause for weight gain.
Have you been on prednisone at all?
Welcome to the forum by the way! Where in the colon is your UC...throughout or limted?
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!