I think sulfasalazine and azulfadine (sp?) is pretty cheap w/out any insurance, why not check it out?
I also second the probiotics (I think the sulfasalazine may even be cheaper than good probiotics, just googled it and it's $48 for 100 tablets out of Canada).
This is weird but one mini flare I don't know if it was just a coincidence or not, but kalamata olives drenched in olive oil really helped me one time.....never again though.
I think sometimes things are just coincidence but give it all a whirl and see how it goes!
best of luck.
Beth, 32 ~ small flare - hoping caused by aspirin - hydrocortisone e's
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs. Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!