This is my first post. I have mild/moderate left sided UC. Originally prescribed mesalamine both oral and enema. I think I’m one of those small percentage of patients who don’t respond well to it. Actually made it worse! Completed one course of prednisone and balsalazide (have stayed on balsalazide) and am now doing fairly well but certainly not in remission. My Doc is saying biologics may be in my future but I want to do all I can to avoid that! Recently added 2 grams of Turmeric:Curcumin to regimen and it seems to be helping. I was also going to discuss the possibility of trying Budesonide with my Doc. Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!




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    Welcome! I’m new, too! The first thing I would say is to not fear biologics or small molecule medication options if your physician is recommending them. I have been on almost every UC medication and supplement, and I would recommend further exploring biologics and small molecule medications with your physician. The Crohns and Colitis Foundation has helpful information. Hope this helps a bit!

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