Re: Drugs- UC ppl.
Yes, some people cannot tolerate mesalamines. Osalazine is still a salicylate, but not mesalamine. So that may be why you tolerate it.
There are also butyrate enemas that you could try...your doctor would have to prescribe them, but I don't know whether a pharmacy would have them or if you would have to order them from an online pharmacy or through a naturopath. Do the homework on it.
And of course, there are the steroid enemas you could try as well.
are you taking probiotics and fibre supplements? Many with UC find that helpful as well...Although, not a replacement for meds.
I use 6 asacol daily for maintenance and have upped it twice to 8 daily in 22 years. It's a constant.
The enemas, I use nightly for treatment during a flare and once things are normal, I start to taper them over a period of time. I stay at twice a week.
It's all a matter of perspective!