Hi, I'm new at this forum stuff. My daughter set this up for me. I'm 65 and was diagnosed with UC 1 year ago. First I had salmonella, then IBS and now UC. I take Asacol 2 - 3x a day. I take Entocort and Canasa when I have a flare-up. I get a least 1 flare-up a month. A flare-up can give me 20 bm's in a day. It's crampy and bloody with mucus. I'm in a flare up right now, this time with a fever. I have an appointment with my doctor on Mon. I'm always hoping he'll come up with somethng new for me that will make this all go away. This UC is a life style change and is depressing. How do you deal with it. It sure gets me down. It's been a help just reading some of the things that has been posted here. At least I know I'm not alone. Thanks for posting all the good information.