We are new to all of this, too. It seems to us there should be something better than what we are using, but the good news is: Those plastic clips get easier to use after they have been used several times.
Pancolitis since March, 2004
Hospitalized twice when first diagnosed
Asacol, 450 mg./15 tablets daily
Prednisone, 50 mg. (Again, since 7/7/06...
now down to 3 tablets and backing off again)
Canasa suppositories, 1000 mg.
Experiencing 2nd flare since first of this year.
Scheduled for surgery Sept. 26