Sorry you and your daughter are going through all of this. Asacol takes at lease three weeks to work. Is she having diarrhea? Many doctors use Prednisone or Entocort to settle down the inflamation and help with the symptoms until the Asacol can kick in. Other possible tests include the camera swallow test that can tell you if she is having problems in her small intestine, the barium small bowel work-up, and possibly an endoscopy. I also had a Promethus labs serology 7 blood test the confirmed the Crohn's diagnosis. Tell your daughter not to use Advil or any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds as it will make her bleed more. My doctor gave me Vicodin for the pain, and I only needed it a couple of times, but it really helped. My doctor is bad about returning phone calls too and it drives me pretty crazy, but he seems knowledgable and I like him when I do speak with him, so I'm hesitant to switch. Let us know how your daughter is doing!
48 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's Sept-Oct. 2007