I just had a colonoscopy today and my GI said my UC is pretty bad. Ive been on 4800mgs of Lialda for a few months. Before that it was Asacol. I left the hospital today with 3 scripts. Canasa is one, Ive done that before and it is really expensive, even with my insurance, and I dont even know if it helped...I will take it again anyway. The other is a foam or something, dont even know what that is. The third is Imuran 100mg.
2 things that hit home with me are that Imuran has a generic that is so much cheaper than anything ive been on for UC. The second thing is the hair loss. I take biotin but I dont think that'll be enough. I am so obsessed with the hair Ive already lost from mesalamine, I dont wanna lose anymore.
Also, what is Imuran. Is it just another anti-inflammatory?
Do I still need the Lialda or Asacol too?
Do people take Imuran temporarily and then go back to Lialda or Asacol?
Does hair loss from these meds reverse after the meds are out of our systems?
Do any of you just want the dang operation so you can put an end to this crazy world us UC sufferers dwell in?
I was diagnosed with U.C. in early 2007. I am 30, single and no kids.
I am currently taking 4 Lialda pills a day and 30 mg of Prednisone temporarily.
Also I take:Propecia(hair loss), Trentenoin(acne), Paxil(depression), Allegra(allergies), Advair&albuterol(asthma), multi-vitamins, b-complex, flax oil.
I eat a vegan diet.