I know, everyone who reads this will probably think I’m crazy. What?! You are virtually symptom free, you can eat whatever you want, and you don’t have to take any other medications?? You are loca for wanting to mess with such a good thing! Believe me, I’ve heard it all from my family.
Stories about medications and drugs that are common for ulcerative colitis patients
Sulfasalazine (brand name Azulfidine in the U.S., Salazopyrin and Sulazine in Europe and Hong Kong) was developed in the 1950’s specifically to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Sulfasalazine is used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
Intro: Diagnosed with severe Ulcerative Pan Colitis in 2012 and severe Ulcerative Proctosigmoiditis in 2013. Also diagnosed with Sjogren’s. Currently drug free and in remission. Noticed my biggest improvement with the reduction of gluten in my diet. Some more background info: I am retired and have numerous hobbies. I moved to Florida with my retirement […]
Have you heard of the term “you two were made for each other”? Well my husband and I truly were as we both suffer with UC which we did not know about each other when we met!
My Gastroenterologist believes me to be a moderate to severe sufferer, I have not had any surgeries (knock on whatever happens to be around that resembles wood), and I am “medication compliant” as they say, which basically means out of desperation I obey the doctors.
What I didn’t know was that the longer you let the symptoms go, the further up your colon the disease travels. On a side note, my GI is convinced that the imuran put me in remission, but my Oregon physician and I both KNOW it was the low-dose naltrexone.
Intro: 47 year old male living in upstate NY. Diagnosed with UC about 3 years ago. Have been in remission for close to two years now. Some more about Me: Always researching the latest meds, probiotics and diet for maintaining my remission. Symptoms: No symptoms. In remission for 21 months!! Fighting My Way to Remission […]
Intro: Hi, I’m Yael and I’m 19 years old, diagnosed with UC in February 2013 after a year of heavy blood loss. I received 2 blood transfusions. I was put on oral prednisone.It didn’t work. I was then hospitalized for a week, while they tried IV Prednisone- also to no avail. From then on it’s […]
Christiana is in search of remission just like so many other UC’ers. She’s been through prednisone steroids, Lialda, and now her doctor is suggesting Humira to help with the UC symptoms. At 20 years old and a few years since her diagnosis, she’s looking for some outside help from other UC’ers.
A mother’s perspective and questions as her 21 year old son in college is battling UC. Doctor’s have prescribed lialda and 6-MP but the family has deep concerns with regards to side effects and how these medications will potentially effect having children.