D_A when you say that you waited for one year, were you not seeing any difference at all?? the reason i am asking is bacause my husband is on Asacol which he started in first week of march the same day when he got diagnosed with UC. Up until end of may there were improvements but there was a minor flare after every 3-4 day. the blood was not stopping. he had 2-3 bowel movements but he had lot of stomach cramping, bloating and gas. he was loosing weight after each minor flare. finally after reading about
the rectal meds on this website so much, i requested it and his GI prescribed hydrocortisone enemas for three months. so for the last two and a half weeks he is a little better. i was thinking may be meds always take this much time to make you feel better but now i am really questioning. after taking rectal meds his bleeding is slightly better but still easily seen in the stool or on top of it. do you think that we should also request some other medicine??
wife of a UC Patient diagnosed on 3/3/08 started Asacol 3/7/08 2-3x a day
takes mutlivitamin/mutlimineral tablet, folic acid, vit. C, vit. E, selenium, turmeric