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After being diagnosed on Friday with distal (left sided) ulcerative colitis, my consultant told me to see my gp to start taking some meds.
Just met with a lovely doctor who was so empathetic & offered lots of support but unfortunately said that it was rare for them to see cases of this in the surgery as it's dealt with by specialists in hospitals. I'm on asacol 800mg x 3 times a day along with pred foam x 2 a day. She has suggested I come off my anti imflamatory drug naproxen as wouldn't work with asacol but just noticed on the box of asacol it says not to take with indigestion remedies. I take omeprazole for indigestion so a bit confused now :-/
I guess the specialist will be able to go thru all of my meds & discuss things further with me as still feel as though I've been diagnosed with something that I still don't seem to know too much about.
I've got anappointment on the 9th to see my consultant so just have to wait I guess.
All seems a bit more real now I've started taking the meds :-(
Anyone had any side effects on asacol 800mg that I need to look out for? How long will it take for this flare to go away now I've started on them?
I had so many questions to ask but it was obvious that she was pretty clueless when it came to UC.
Thanks in advance all.
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