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Stories about medications and drugs that are common for ulcerative colitis patients

Sulfasalazine Reviews

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.

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FYI: Sorbitol and GI Problems

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 […]

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Medication Domination

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.

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Help Finding Imuran

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.

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Fighting My Way to Remission

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 […]

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The Life of a Traveling Patient

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 […]

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Chasing After the Ever Elusive Remission

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.

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No matter what, colitis flares don't last forever, don't forget it:)