For me, I've been only on asacol. I'm doing much much better lately. It took 3 weeks for it to slow down the action going on, then another 3 week after that to get me to the bathroom about 6 times/day by then. Now i'm my 13th week of asacol and doing better. bathroom breaks are about 1 or 2 times per day, some form to the b/m but no more blood for about two weeks. it seems so weird. and passing gas like normal people without the bathroom b/m movements.
i know i've mentioned this in a previous thread of mine and it will sound like kablooey but i've noticed a big difference since i started brushing my teeth with baking soda. it was more out of necessity as i ran out of toothpaste and kept forgetting to get some. I also had no energy to make myself remember to get it, let alone making the effort to go the supermarket. I could only go in real quick to get what i needed and then out again before i had to go the bathroom. the supermarket of course has only one bathroom for customers, so i coudnt' chance on having to go to it and with my luck someone being in there. anyway, i'm still using it as toothpaste maybe i'm just being superstituous but i'm going to keep using it.
so that's my story for now. hope you guys get better, it does take time. i've learned a few little secrets to help with the burning sensation sometimes. i would keep a pillow on the floor so it's cool and when i'd have a hot moment, especially on my left side, i would lay down, propped up with pillow and put the cool pillow on my stomach area and keep flipping it over to the cool side of the pillow or put it back onto the floor if it was too warm. This really helped to keep things cool a few times or as least keep my mind off the burning sensation.
hope my one cent spiel helps.
44 yrs old, only 3rd experience with flare-up start oct29.08, Ont.Canada. was 140lbs now 118
current: asacol 400 mg - 2 4x/day
multi vitamin - prairie naturals multiforce - 1/day for sure or 2/day if I remember
last flare in 2004 with c-diff, went into shock, hospitalized 2 wks, rec'd transfusion
prednisone, asacol, metronidazole
in 2000 rec'd antibiotics(sinuses),c-diff,ulcerative colitis