I was started on Asacol (Mesalamine, the same drug as Canasa) when I was first diagnosed. Within 4 days I had to call the doctor because the diarrhea and cramping were so bad. Orally or rectally, I can't tolerate the drug. Now I'm on Colazal and tolerate that with no side effects.
Left-sided UC diagnosed 2001. Taking Colazal and Imuran, Remicade infusions and moving into remission. Finally off steroids after four years!
Now in remission for almost two years. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
"If you spend your time second-guessing your past decisions, you'll never have time to enjoy today."