Thank You very much to all who answered me! I don't like to hear that others are suffering, but it is oddly comforting to know that I am not the only one whose body behaves strangely. Sounds like a lot of the people who have this have uc lower down like I do. (left-sided colitis)
My doc has never mentioned Rowasa to me tho I have seen it mentioned many times on this site and I gather it is some sort of topical steriod for the rectum. It sounds like it must be awesome stuff. I take two 1000mg Canasa and 2 Lialda a day. I took those nine colozol for a short while. I had a cscope last Monday and see my GI this coming Tues so I will definetely bring this to his attention now that I know it is part of UC. Up until recently I have only seen my GI a few times so he really doesn't know about my little complaints.
The awful truth is this:. Even though I have known I have UC for 2 1/2 years and have bled or had diarrhea nearly every day since - I have denied its existence. I have not kept my doc appts and I have not taken my medicine anywhere near regularly. I can't explain it, but I just thought I could use my will to make it go away. None of my friends knew I had it and only a few family members knew and I was so vague about it that some of them really didn't understand what I had. Anyone else do that? Stupid and foolish. I am more than old enough to know better and I am lucky I didn't end up with horrible health problems.
Anyway, I have not tried very many kinds of treatments yet. GI wants me give the lialda and canasa a chance to see if they help, but says there are lots of things to try and and now that I am committed to getting UC under control I should strive for 100% abatement of symptoms.
That's my dirty little secret and that is why medication wise I am practically like someone who was just diagnosed.