Every 5ASA med I have ever taken has worsened my UC. Just wondering how many others here have experienced this. Over the years I tried several different brans (asacol, dipentum, colozal and lialda) and the same thing happens, within 6-12 hours and even at the bare minimum dose- extreme abdominal pain, cramps, watery D, and bleeding. And every time, GI's try and suggest grinning and bearing it to see if I become tolerant. Not for me, thankyou. Not going near them anymore but it is frustrating because there is no real maintenance drug out there apart from some very heavy hitters like the biologic therapies.
Pancolitis dx'd 1986, full med-free remission 88-97
Flaring or simmering ever since
10 20 mg pred, 100 mg Imuran
Probiotics (mainly Primal Defense)
Turmeric/circumin, various vitamins/minerals,
Low-carb version of Specific Carb Diet