Just a couple of comments,
You're not taking very much Asacol, maybe more would help.
I judge getting worse by increasing urgency. And by certain trigger foods (like lettuce, or tomato sauce), can you try to figure out if there are trigger foods that make you worse?
Short term disability insurance would allow you to take more time off, but few have it. This disease is also newly covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Is there an HR person at the school you can talk to about
options? Taking into consideration you may always struggle with this on and off?
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete$$ probiotic powder at first, now Forte pills. Doing much better, but still having some bad days.
Post Edited (Peety) : 1/2/2009 2:33:23 PM (GMT-7)