I've used the hydrocort sups before. I would suggest using them if you have them - they'll help decrease inflammation in the rectum.
Patience! It may take more than a few days for you to see if the Asacol is doing anything. You need to give it a good go (use religiously) for at least a month before you think it's not doing anything. This medication is a "topical" one that breaks open when it reaches the guts, then spreads over to do it's thing. If you are really dealing with a lot of ulcers, they won't heal over night! Patience is difficult, but necessary.
Hang in there!
Thank you for the encouragement. In all honesty when I read my post's back to myself I think "SHUT the F up!". I had WOE IS ME type of talk. And I sound like a broken record....
I'm using the Asacol even though I'm scared of all the possible side effects. I think I'm gonna give the Hydro suppositories a try.
And the thing is...my GI doc said he didnt' see any ulcers. Just the last part of my colon was inflammed (just behind the exit for a few inches and the exit hole itself). I pray pray pray that this doesn't spread any further. I feel so bad for people that have this full blown.