Friday I had another doctor's appointment. I had a colonoscopy last March, and I am now diagnosed with PSC and Ulcerative Colitis. The doc prescribed Mesalamine (Lialda) at 1.2 gmX2/day, or 2.4 gm/day. Either way the drug side effects say Liver failure and to not take if you have liver problems as it is a salisylic acid (asprin) based medication.
Curious if anyone has had experience with this medication and what their side effects were. Of course everyone is different, especially me, as I have never had a side effect from anything that has happened internally other than jaundice at the onset of all this 8 years ago.
On top of that, the doc said that likely within 5-7 years I will have to have some sort of surgery if things don't improve, and the likeliehood of colon cancer is a very real possibility. To hold that off, they prescribed these meds. Like again, I am a science experiment.
I would much rather get better, instead of 'trying some other med' and if anyone has any holistic approaches, I am all ears.