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I'm 24 years old and was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis last year and have not experienced full remission as of yet I've tried several drugs including pentasa asacol prednisolone enemas and I am currently taking azathioprine. Although, following my first colonoscopy in November last year a severe flare up ensued now none of the above appear to relieve any symptoms apart from codeine. However, following the recent advice received from my consultant who advised strongly against it's use due to the risk of perforation of the bowel within 24 hours my symptoms exacerbated extensively. Increased gas, watery yellow stools, bowel frequency and of course increased pain from cramps. Therefore I have decided to go against his advise and take 90mg in the morning and 90mg at night which restricts my movements to just the morning. I feel as though my consultant is biased to NHS regulations limiting his perception and ability to experiment, is anyone using or know any using codeine for U.C ??
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