You should be adding Rowasa....at least....save increasing the asacol for the time being.
Your hairloss is probably from the pred....it'll take time, once you're off it, for the growth phase to kick in again. You'll have to be patient with that. Do add multi Vitamin B to your supplement intake. Not a realy high mega dosage, however...I use Sisu brand B's.
Rectal meds....I'm sure they've been recommended...is there a reason you're not on them at all? Are you interested in using them?
*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 !!!