Thanks OldHat! That is good to know that it means remission.
the rowasa, the last time I picked some up...maybe a few months ago, there was a shortage from what the pharmasist told me. I'll have to call my pharmacy again and find out what is going on. If they stop making Rowasa, I'd die without it if I flare up again. I wonder why the foam isn't avail in the US or Canada. I'll also call the manufacturer of Rowasa. The last time it was out of stock and not available, it was b/c they went to a new manufacturer and they didn't give out the new part number to the pharmacies. So when the pharmacies went to refill it, they pulled up the old part number from the old manufacturer and it showed it had been discontinued. I'll look into it again and report back next week. Perhaps a new vendor is manufacturing it now and the mishap has repeated itself again.
dx Pancolitis, mild, w/more activity on left side & IBS
12 Asacol a day; 1 Rowasa at night during flare/1 a week during remission; Nexium; Probiotic; Multi-Vitamin; Flax Seed Oil
UC manifesting to other organs: joints, eyes (Iritis) & skin (Erythema Nodusom)
Controlling w/MEDS & DIET (eliminating animal protein, white flour, sugar, dairy, eggs, & nightshade veggies)
Current Status: 12/22/07 Ending 2 month flare & heading into remission - no blood, D or other symptoms since 12/22/07 Keeping fingers crossed!