probiotics (unless your doc is unenlightened), maybe adding a rectal med to help you get off the pred, and look into a biologic med instead of a 5-ASA. If you haven't done so, start making a list of all your symptoms, no matter how minor, and any questions you have. Possible question could be about
probiotics (as mentioned), other supplements, recommended dietary stuff, alternatives to meds, any clinical trials you might qualify for. I saw a new GI and I had a full sheet of paper with me...the apppointment didn't end until the doctor made sure we had covered everything I had on my paper. Not all GIs are that attentive, but if your doc is worth their money, they'll take the time to answer what you want you to know.
Good luck again, and I hope the appt goes well. Keep us updated after the appt.
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06
Meds & supplements:
Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort, Prednisone ( down to 7.5mg), flaxseed oil, L-glutamine, magnesium, and vit B-12.
Trying the spinach/sunflower diet. If needed, my next experiment will be to try LDN.