Thank you for all of the insight, sounds like I am on a similar track to everyone else. I do take the specially coated pills as you mentioned, that makes me feel better. Its worked well so far, I'll keep it up!
katmom - sorry to hear that your daughter is so young and suffering with uc, I was the same age when I was diagnosed and know how hard it can be. Please feel free to let me know if there is anything I can help with.
Dx: UC in 1997 at 14 with pan colitis, but it hasn't been that far up since.
Meds: Asacol (400mg x12 daily)
6mp (50mg from Aug06 to Dec07)
Prednisone (40mg currently for flare)