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#282228 12/17/18 02:44 PM
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Is it just me, or does this stuff really hurt your stomach when you take it?


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Hello, awesomeman:

Are You taking enteric-coated SSZ? The NSAID component of this drug is very mild even compared with Celebrex (which may contribute to the stomach issue); "pentASA" alone should not cause trouble.

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I have no clue. its the large round orange one.


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Yes, that is the coated one. Does it tell you to eat with food? or with large glass of water? I took it a long time ago, 14 years??? I thought it had side effects but more like the runs? I do remember the big orange one is the coated one.

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awesomeman #282234 12/17/18 04:43 PM
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Yes it says to eat with food and a lot of water which I do. I dont get the runs, it just makes my stomach hurt, like I was kicked in the stomach


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awesomeman #282434 01/17/19 06:27 AM
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I've taken sulfasalazine for about 15 years with no problems I also take celebrex. I do also take a prescribed med for my stomach, pantoprazole, 40 mg.


1986 lower back pain going down leg
1990-1993 iritis attacks in left eye
1993 diagnosed with AS by x-ray (spine squaring, hip damage) & HLA b27 gene
1993-2002 iritis attacks rt eye about every year
2002-2019 meds=2000mg sulfasalazine, 400mg celebrex, 5mg prednisone, no iritis, exercise lift weights and arthritis swim class
2017-2019 yoga twice a week
2019 x-ray spine squaring, L5 fused, spinal stenosis
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awesomeman #282435 01/17/19 06:46 AM
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Did you ever try to get off it?


diagnosed with AS April 2018, starting with cervical pain/stiffness; Aug 2018 enthesitis/bursitis left Achilles
diagnosed with AAU Nov 2017 (7 flares so far)
Eosinophilic Gastritis
Sulfasalazine 3g 08.2018-05.2019 (worked for AAU & peripheral)
Supplements:C/D, omega 3/Probiotic/ Mediterranean NSD/curcumin
swimming/yoga/pilates
Predonisone in case of another AAU flare
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awesomeman #282468 01/19/19 09:55 PM
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Could not tolerate it due to side-effects - most likely GI.


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