Uc progression is one of those things that many can't predict if it's going to happen or not even when taking medications. If you are genetically going to have progression then 5-ASA meds can help slow it down but even that's not a guarantee. However, not everyone that has UC will have their UC spread. Some may only have it affect their rectums for the rest of their lives and that's it. I am in the category of the people that is prone to have it progress and by taking my medications, I believe I halted it from spreading further - but once again, it's one of those things - Was I destined for it to stop left sided??? I dunno, but I do know that medication (or some of them anyway) help me from crawling in a corner and wilting away! The medications we take is to keep our inflammation down so it can help us lead "normal" lives.
~Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal (9 daily), 6mp (50-75mgs), Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia, Pro-Bio, Hydrocortisone enemas**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**
~Allergies - Singulair, Astelin(got the script - just haven't tried it yet!)~
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc~
~Fibromyalgia - '06~
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