It does seem that some drugs work well in the beginning, but eventually the uc symptoms come back. I don't know if it is from the drug stopping working or just because the nature of the disease is to circumvent the drugs and find a way to do damage despite being attacked by our meds.
For me personally, I also think that there is a little bit of the Placebo Effect when I start a new medication as I am usually sure "that this time the medication is going to work!"
UC diagnosed 10/05, first symptoms 1983
Starting remicade 3/24/09
* asacol 12/daily * rowasa pm * cortifoam
Culturelle Probiotic - prilosec - metamucil capsules
past rx: colozal, lialda, canasa, 6mp
i can't complain, but sometimes i still do. lifes been good to me so far. -joe walsh