Having had Crohn's Disease for over 30 years have had ups and downs as we all do, but in the main I am one of the lucky ones. Been on Sulfasalazine in varying amounts since it started for me, but latterly am on the basic low dosage; i.e. one 500mg per day . During a recent flair up, however, I took additional tablets, as have always done in the past but that didn't help at all and I came out in a nasty rash. So stopped taking the additional tablets. The flair-up calmed down anyhow - and the rash went thankfully, with no other symptoms. That has never, ever happened before in all the years I've been taking the medication.
As I was due to see the consultant I didn't go to see my GP. Just just seen the consultant for my annual check up, told him about recent events, and he has recommended a minor change of diet (to some extent) and coming off Sulfasalazine completely. Telling me that in my case the medication is unlikely to be doing anything at all to assist the CD/flair ups. No alternative medication was prescribed. I was so surprised I didn't ask the relevant questions I should have done stupidly - so a further visit to the GP will be required.
I wonder how others who are taking this medication have been prescribed, as I gather this is new'sh research? In that this medication is no longer considered helpful for CD by some gastroenterologists.