I had a colectomy decades ago, now looking into treating arthritis-like joint pain and swelling issues. My rheumatologist has suggested sulfasalazine, which is an appealing place to start as it seems less scary than some of the other options.
However, poking around online a little, it seems like sulfasalazine might primarily be absorbed in the colon? I know bowel function can adapt and change after surgery to some extent, so I'm wondering if anyone out there with no colon has successfully taken sulfasalazine and found it helpful? Or found it ineffective?
Just interested in what others experiences have been... thanks for any thoughts you have to share!