WishfulMA--I was on 6MP for only a few days b/c it caused side effects--nausea and diarrhea for 3 days until I had to be hospitalized. While I was in the hospital, they started me on Remicade. It took me 4 infusions and the combo of Anusol & Canasa to reach "remission." I still have some symptoms left (like morning urgency) but my GI thinks it's IBS.
sicklygirl--Sometimes severe proctitis can be really hard to heal, so your UC may not be more extensive. Unfortunately, I don't think you can know for sure unless you have a c-scope.
Female, Age 20
9 Asacol, Rowasa, 1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis), 1 Florastor, 50 mg 6MP, 1 Primadophilus reuteri, Remicade (5 infusions), 2.4 g Lialda, Forvia, 6 Colazal, 1 Anucort, Culturelle, Fish Oil, Calcium/Vit D supplement, 10 mg Prozac, VSL #3