I've heard that flax seed and fish oil are basically the same thing, only the flax seed oil isn't as strong as the fish oil. I have an allergy to fish, so I was hesitant to try fish oil, so I tried flax seed oil for a while and didn't notice any particular change. After someone assured me that fish oil caps were not the same as eating salmon, I tried fish oil, and aside from some fishy burps, they didn't do much for me either. You can get either at just about any drug store - WalGreens, KMart, WalMart, Target, grocery stores, or any vitamin store. Keep in mind Heather's warning, but go ahead and try it. If it helps, great!
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06 - currently flaring
Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Prednisone 30mg