Thanks for the info! I will definitely stay on my meds...I'd much rather pop pills and use enemas than be in a flare! I hope that I'll be able to recognize the symptoms of a flare very quickly and therefore be able to react quickly. I asked my doctor about
being able to differentiate between a flare and a case of the "stomach flu," and he basically said that if I'm still having symptoms after 24 hours, to assume it's a flare and respond accordingly. Once I'm in remission, I definitely want to come up with a plan of how to increase my meds if I think I'm flaring, just in case I can't get in touch with him quickly.
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).