Hey UC’ers, I need your help. A longtime user of the site is looking for some insight into what might be going on with Asacol and Delzicol with regards to their healthcare coverage in the United States. Below is the email I received: Hi Adam, I so appreciate your site! I’ve had UC since 1988 so it’s great to hear others’ experiences. My question is… Read More »Asacol HD and Delzicol No Longer Covered by Insurance
My current meds are Lialda, canasa as needed, prednisone, and 6mp. In an effort to aid the meds with natural supplements, I also take a really good food based prenatal vitamin, 4000iu of D3, ginger for nausea, and a QBC complex (quercetin, bromelain, vitamin C) for inflammation.
Lately, I’ve been yo-yo’ing between feeling “okay” and feeling awful. My biggest symptoms are bleeding, joint pain, constipation and shortness of breath. I don’t totally understand what constitutes a “flare”? Is it different for everyone? Any way to tell when one is coming?
Lialda (also know as Masalazine or Mesalamine) is a relatively common medications that is prescribed for ulcerative colitis patients. Lialda is within the family of 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) drugs, and it is used as an anti-inflammatory medication which is targeted specifically for people with inflammatory bowel disease. There is tons of information available online with regards to published studies on medications in the 5-ASA family.… Read More »Lialda Reviews
Meet Mark D: I’m 55, with UC since 1975. Happily married with kids. Successful career as an architect until the downturn wiped out the industry. Now I am an entrepreneur (or unemployed depending on your perspective.) I love good food, playing music, drawing, gardening, getting lots of exercise, running, swimming, biking, squash, golf and new this year- Tai Chi! Colitis Symptoms: I am currently either… Read More »Taking Control of the Next Chapter of My UC Story