Welcome, MathGeek. I really don't have anything to add to the excellent information above. Hang in there, and remember you're not alone. We've all been where you are, and there is light at the end of that very dark tunnel.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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