You can also talk to your GI about
upping your Asacol dose. You can go up to 12/day. 6/day is a pretty low dose. That's what I was started on, but then they upped me to 8/day and then 12/day. I also second the advice to talk to your GI about
enemas...Rowasa would be a good one to start with. It's mesalamine, just like the Asacol, but reaches the lower part of your colon better than oral meds. Hope you get some relief soon. Definitely call your doctor.
I forgot to mention that the Asacol can take a few weeks to start working.
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day