Not really late to the party, KaseyF. I just haven't added, waiting to see happens. So far, so good.
I've had a touch of a headache for the last two days but it could be the weather. A couple of Tylenol sets the world straight. The pelvic/ hip pain seems a bit better, but my Achille's tendons are still really, really sore. In the morning I feel like I have peg legs.
I have more energy but the underlying fatigue is still there, very deeply set. I got home last night and just didn't think I'd make it up the steps; I felt like sleeping on the sidewalk. (I'm also waiting for blood work. I'm hoping for the recommendation of an iron tab or something.) All-day urgency is gone replaced by sudden urges.
I feel a little more food sensitive. On Asacol, I ate pretty anything I wanted except fried foods. I think the painful gas sort of masked other gastro distress. With the gas gone, it seems I can feel things more as they transit my colon. I met up with a friend for lunch yesterday and he remarked that I wasn't guarding my gut any more, so that's a good sign.
I've taken a few doses without food and without problem, KaseyF. You might give it a try. Sometimes I take it with a banana or a couple of crakers with peanut butter. I don't eat a meal with every dose. (And I knew I had a big mouth but I must have a big throat, too. Yesterday I swallowed two sulfas and two Tylenols in one gulp!)
Anyway, it seems to be working and I feel much better. Not 100% by any means, but things are improving. Thanks for the replies, everyone.