My name is Vin, I am 23 and have had mild Ulcerative Colitis for 3 years. I was put on Asacol , and recently switched to Delzicol due to the patent issues.
Some more about me:
I love sports.
Symptoms I be a dealing with:
currently in remission and experience little to no symptoms…
Concerns with the New Delzicol
I have been dealing with my colitis for about 3 years now. I was taking Asacol 3 times a day everyday until I recently switched to Delzicol. The Asacol worked perfectly for my lifestyle. Since I noticed my colitis symptoms at a very early stage, the Asacol did the trick for me. I was able to eat whatever I wanted, as much as I wanted and whenever I wanted. I was even able to go out and consume large amounts of alcohol without experiencing symptoms for anything longer than the next day. It was as if nothing was wrong. However if I stopped my meds for longer than about 4 days, symptoms would return, so I knew my remission was in thanks to Asacol.
If it weren’t for my switch to Delzicol I probably wouldn’t be writing this. Since switching to Delzicol my sensitivity to things like junk food and alcohol is much worse than before. If I were to have even a couple drinks I am flared up for at least a week. If I miss even one does a day its possible for me to feel symptoms returning rather quickly (while on Asacol I would forget doses all the time). And worst of all I am experiencing side effects. I am exhuasted, even after a full night sleep. I don’t sleep solid, and I have flu like symptoms. This has been going on for about 2 weeks, and I’m pretty certain it is the meds. Does anyone have any complaints/side effects/concerns with this new Delzicol? If it goes on much longer I am going to ask my G.I. about a switch.
Like I said earlier, when I was on Asacol it was as if nothing was wrong. No colitis symptoms, regular bowel movements, and no side effects. These Delzicol side effects really concern me.
Asacol worked like a charm for my mild U.C. I have been on Delzicol for the last 1 1/2 months of my 3 year stint with U.C. I am already fed up and tired of the Delzicol and its side effects. Would love to be back on Asacol, or a generic equivalent.
written by Vin
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