Hi..you're doing the enemas as well, right?
You'll find your own "normal"...we all have to adjust and change some things to accommodate what needs have to be met during flares/maintenance.
Please look at the big picture...if the 5ASA meds work for you...hang tough, let them do their job and you'll get to realise that it's not all that bad to be using meds that help make you feel better.
What kind of work do you do butterfly?
Are you back full-time?
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!