a note from Canada....
i was on sulphazalazine as my first medication when diagnosed 11 years ago or so...i think i started on 8/day...within 2 weeks i had hives ++ and major swelling in my face and extremities....the ironic thing is that it was working on my flare! had to stop and switch to asacol. thankfully, i have medication coverage so the cost wasn't an issue.
i was only 19 when i got a flare and just kept taking the pills even though i was clearly having a reaction--i'm pretty sure you'll know VERY quickly if you're allergic to sulpha---hopefully before your eyes swelled shut like mine!
2nd dose of Remicade
tapering off prednisone- currently on 20mg