Thank you everyone for your replies. It's nice(?) to know that several others have had this side effect. I've explained that she will probably never lose her stretch marks permanently. She's fine with that (luckily she isn't extraordinarily body conscience for a teenager). These stretch marks she has now are very noticeable. We will see how the Vitamin E works. In the meantime, at least her UC seems to be coming under control.
--Mom of bratcat (16 years old)--
bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Asacol - 3 pills/3Xday, 7.5 mg prednisone, 2 tabs 6-mp
11/14/06 - started prednisone; 1/28/07 - finished prednisone!
3/3/07 - began to taper off hydrocortisone sloowwly! Summer 2007 - slowly began tapering Rowasa. 9/07 -- flaring? Nightly Rowasa. 9/21/07 -- added hydrocortisone enemas. 9/30/07--added prednisone. 10/31--started 6-mp, stopped the enemas. Started lowering prednisone.